As a struggling musician one of my biggest challenges is the fact that transportation is complex… and that carrying out a large instrument can be a massive pain.
For example, I own a fairly large sized violin. It’s pretty awkward bringing it on public transportation during rush hour. I get a ton of stares and it’s quite frankly not the best experience.
Taxis can be a user nightmare to use. They often have horrible customer service and are quite expensive. Not to mention a lot off them sigh when they see my violin and are not helpful at all.
Enter Uber. Uber is a ride-sharing service that has taken the world by storm, and has made taxi drivers and taxi companies all over the world extremely angry. It’s cutting massively into their market share. Here are some of the advantages of Uber-
1) Better Customer Service
Uber allows you to rate drivers, which incentives good behavior. Uber drivers are very polite, and many of them might even offer you a free bottle of water. It’s a nice touch. Also since everything is through the App, that ensures a level of safety (they have the driver’s information), not to mention that if you lose a phone you’ll be fine since you have the driver’s info. Uber completely dominates taxis in terms of service.
Also, the fact that it’s app based allows you to input an address and get there. Super useful when it’s a place you’ve never been and you just have the address but you don’t really know where it is.
2) UberX is cheaper
The base version of Uber is around 20% cheaper than cabs in Toronto. This is for better customer service and the cars often are nicer. Also, you can try out Uber in Toronto with a free promo code through one of the many websites out there. I got a free first ride through http://www.uberpromocodetoronto.ca/.
3) UberBlack Option is Great for Lots of Luggage
If you need a larger vehicle you can call UberBlack which is a larger car . While it costs more this can be great for carrying large luggage.
My recommendation is a resounding yes for Uber in Toronto. It’s an awesome service that you’ll be extremely happy with.