Uber offering INR 600 for signup via referrals till February 1

Uber has been my favourite local travel solution for about a year now. Uber has been on an expansion spree across India, having operations in 10 cities across India now. One of the best parts about using Uber is their on-demand app, which shows you the location of the nearest cab and you can order it. There are mostly enough cars on the road to bring you one within ten minutes.

The UberBlack service usually has Toyota Innovas and premium cars around India, while the UberX service has midsize economy sedans. UberX usually prices at a slight premium to local transport options such as cab, but I find it reasonable enough to have made a switch to UberX in Mumbai when I can. After all, at a slight premium to the regular cabs, I get an air-conditioned car ride as well.

They have added a pretty stupid layer to get around the regulations on India payments, but I just load up my account over and over to get around that situation.

Anyhow, the good news is, Uber is present in 11 cities in India now:

  • Mumbai
  • Delhi
  • Pune
  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Ahmedabad
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Jaipur
  • Kochi

For new users, they have a very attractive proposition at this moment, where they are offering double referral credit to apply towards your rides, as long as you sign up with a referral account. The regular referral credit is INR 300, but if you sign up before February 1, 2015, you get INR 600 in your account, for use any time. If you want, can use my referral link, and I would be thankful for your support.

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About Ajay Awtaney

Ajay is a financial services pro, working to bring order to the chaos of the financial industry on an everyday basis! Beyond that, he dons the hat of India's favourite frequent traveller, trying to help people elevate their travel experience via tips and tricks they never knew before, or introduce them to the world of miles and points. Armed with an MBA from MDI Gurgaon and graduate degree in computer science from the University of Delhi, Ajay brings a systematic and objective approach on the table for his audience in dissecting travel and loyalty programs in India and around the world, and how to benefit from them. Ajay has been quoted in various reputed traditional and online media including The Hindustan Times, Inside Flyer, Bloomberg, DNA India, Conde Nast Traveller, The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror, Mint, MoneyLife and The USA Today.

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Comments

  1. I too have largely switched to UberX when available as I find the high center of gravity and suspension of the Innovas uncomfortable on Bombay’s roads.
    I wish we could set a preference for sedans in UberBlack.

    The wallet option is annoying and I miss the old system especially since the payment gateways don’t always work on PayTm [with AMEX]

    If you don’t mind me asking whats your monthly Uber habit costing you? I was a little surprised to find out I’d spent 12k this month alone!

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