It’s been one full year since Uber Philippines launched uberHOP, and in that time, Uber has given thousands of commuters easy, affordable, and reliable rush-hour transportation, with fares up to 70% more affordable than uberX. By choosing to share their ride on uberHOP, they were able to enjoy cost savings while helping #SolveTraffic with more people in fewer cars. As a way of celebrating, Uber is excited to announce that all uberHOP rides will be FREE from February 13th to 17th – all you need to do is enter the free uberHOP rides promo code HOPPYBIRTHDAY in your Uber app before booking your uberHOP. There’s no limit to the number of free uberHOP rides you can take this week! Aside from that, Uber will be activating some of their uberHOP stops, where Uber’s brand ambassadors will be there to educate riders about uberHOP, and encourage them to take uberHOP to specific drop-off points – all for free. If you happen to be in any of the locations below, then don’t forget to check it out.
- UnionBank Across Greenbelt 5 (11AM-1PM, 4PM-7PM)
- BPI Orchard Road (5AM-9AM)
- Uptown Place Tower 2 (5PM-9PM)
- Net Quad Building (5PM-9PM)
So why would uberHOP be your best commute choice?
- Safe: Just like uberX, all drivers are pre-screened and registered so you never have to worry about who’s behind the wheel.
- Reliable: uberHOP delivers the same on-demand Uber experience you know and love, at a fraction of the price.
- Affordable: Save up to 70% off regular uberX prices. With uberHOP, you pay a flat fare so you never have to worry about surge pricing. It’ll be extra affordable this week though, as all uberHOP rides from February 13 to 17 will be FREE.
If you have never taken uberHOP before, read on. Here is what to do:
STEP 1: ENTER YOUR DESTINATION
Before you can see the uberHOP option, you have to choose your destination and pickup point first. If Uber sees that there are available pickup and dropoff points near you, then the uberHOP option it will show up in the app. (NOTE: This is for the new Uber app released on November 2016)
STEP 2: WALK
Walk to the designated pickup spot as instructed in the app. Be sure to arrive on time or you might miss your HOP!
STEP 3: RIDE
Sit back and enjoy the ride. Once you arrive at the designated dropoff point, simply walk the last few blocks to your destination.
There are key locations where pickups and dropoffs currently available on uberHOP, and their corresponding fares on a regular week. Click this link to see where uberHOP is offered. Some of the most commonly asked questions are answered for you about uberHOP:
Q: Does surge pricing apply to uberHOP?
A: Nope. uberHOP is all about delivering a flat fare. Surge pricing won’t apply.
Q: Can I bring friends?
A: On the confirmation screen, you’ll be able to indicate how many seats you want to reserve. You can book up to two seats for every uberHOP request.
Q: How many passengers are allowed on uberHOP? Is it going to be tight?
A: Every uberHOP ride allows for a maximum of up to 6 riders. uberHOP vehicles are typically AUVs or MPVs that seat up to 8 people, so you’re assured of a comfortable ride every time!
Q: Can I bring luggage? How about pegs?
A: Yes, you can. But remember there will need to be room for more people and their belongings in the car.
Q: What happens if I cancel?
A: When you request uberHOP, you’re making a commitment to both your co-riders and the driver. Cancellations damage both of their experiences, so please don’t leave them hanging!
Q: Can I change my pick-up or drop-off location?
A: Nope. Pickups and dropoffs are fixed and cannot be changed.
For more information about free uberHOP rides, read the Uber Manila website.
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