Nothing says "power player" like being whisked off in an executive sedan, except for being whisked off in a chariot drawn by sparrows. Ride in style with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of on-demand car services from Uber.
Uber empowers patrons to summon licensed, professional drivers captaining sleek, rolling chariots for transport in San Francisco. Once signed up, you can request a car either by texting or using the Uber app for iPhone or Android, both of which display a driver-passenger rating system. Within 5 to 10 minutes on average, a driver in a black town car arrives to deliver you to whichever destination you write on your forehead with permanent marker. Uber stores your credit card on file, so you can zip out the door without scrounging for cash or waiting for credit-card authorization (driver tips are included in the cost of the fare).
- This was a great experience. We needed to get across town quickly and they were prompt. We had a crying baby and they put on a baby DVD, gave us water and soda, and even a rose because it was Valentine's Day. Sweet! – Carly K., Yelp, 2/21/11
- The cars were both nice new town cars, and the drivers were perfect - polite, good communication, good route, and very professional. – Kevin K., Yelp, 12/5/10