Hello Manchester! Did someone say “Secret Ubers”?
The first industrial city, the birthplace of the computer, and now, home to Uber! We are very excited to announce that the first (sshh!) secret Ubers are now active in Manchester.
Manchester has a rich musical history and has produced many of the UK’s most definitive bands & artists: The Smiths, Joy Division, New Order, The Stone Roses, Oasis, Morrissey – we could go on. Therefore, it was fitting that Manchester’s Rider Zero was awesome local up-and-coming artist, Bipolar Sunshine, fresh off the plane from SXSW in Austin, Texas.
Our man opened his app at home, requested a ride and minutes later was whisked to Northern Quarter to meet some mates. No stress, no hassle and ultra convenient!
UberX: Most easy and convenient way to get around
Whether you’re going to a meeting in Spinningfields, dinner in the Northern Quarter or out for the night at Deansgate Locks, uberX is easy and convenient: no waiting out in the rain for the driver to arrive, no fumbling around for cash, and you can even charge your phone!
It’s also fantastic value for money: Up to 40% cheaper than a black cab (with a lot less sliding around in the back). To make things even better, we’re offering special discounted promotional pricing for the first few weeks – so do take advantage: see prices on the city page. Finally, if you want to share the cost with friends – why don’t you fare split?
Getting started with Uber
For all new Uber riders, you can get your first ride free (up to the value of £20)! Simply enter the promo-code: ManchesterLaunch
All you need to do is:
- Download the Uber app on iTunes or Play store or sign up here
- Enter the promo-code ManchesterLaunch when asked
- Drop the pin at your location
- Watch your driver come towards you, then sit back and enjoy the ride!
Over the next few weeks, Uber will be in “secret testing mode” in Manchester; availability will be limited but we will be working hard to make more cars available whenever you want them and wherever you need them. Please do take a ride and share your experience with us on Twitter at @Uber_MCR or email at email@example.com
Enjoy the ride!
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