Last week I attended the one-year anniversary of Blowfish‘s Bay Street location and was offered the use of the new-to-Toronto car service, Uber. I have to say I am in love.
As someone who takes cabs a lot (too much sometimes), I have to say the service from start to finish was impeccable. For only a few extra dollars than taking a regular cab, you can simply order from your phone via text (as I did with my Blackberry) or from the apps available for iPhone and Android. You simply tell them where you are, you receive a text confirmation that a car is on the way, then when it is 1 minute away you get a nice little message saying that your car is almost there. A clean, high-end, black sedan arrives to pick you up. Because you pre-register on the site, there’s no money exchange when you arrive at your destination and the tip is also included. Now, that’s arriving in style.
Check them out online at www.uber.com.