Two months ago, we ran an article about Uber’s plans to launch into Tanzania and Uganda. Well, today is that day for Ugandans, as they can now enjoy the services of the U.S.-based taxi hailing service.
Uber has finally rolled out its operation in Kampala, Uganda. Commuters within that city can now pick up their smartphones, open Uber app and hail a taxi; it typically takes one less than five minutes to roll up.
Ugandans will be able to see the taxi driver’s picture, the type of car they will be rolling up in and get real-time updates on their position on the map as the driver drives towards them.
How to hail a taxi using Uber
Hailing a cab using Uber is ABC-easy. Simply:
Ø Download the Uber app from the Play Store or App Store.
Ø Sign up for an account with your personal details
Ø Turn on the GPS on your smartphone
Ø Open the app and request for a taxi
Ø You’ll see a nearby taxi coming towards your location
Uber Kampala said, “We’re super excited to be here, and we hope you are too! Go for a ride.”