Uber vs Drive in Hull – which is the better…

uber-vs-drive-in-hull-–-which-is-the-better…

Uber vs Drive in Hull – which is the better…

Uber vs Drive in Hull – which is the better and cheaper taxi service?
2022-08-06 04:00:00
Whether you're getting a lift to work, travelling to see a friend, or taking a cab back from a night out, a reliable taxi service in your city should never be underappreciated. Gone are the days where you would need to ring up a busy taxi firm, only to be met by an automated voice telling you how far back you were in the queue. We now live in an age of smartphones and apps that (arguably) make it easier to book taxis than ever before. In recent years, Drive has taken over the taxi scene in Hull, amalgamating a number of local firms and offering an app service that is usually pretty reliable. However, in recent weeks, Hull Cars have joined forces with global ride giant Uber in order to compete with Drive – the big kids on the block – and offer local people a dependable alternative. But, which taxi service is better – and who should you be riding with? Read more:Top-rated Hull restaurant Rupert and Darwin closes suddenly blaming 'economic climate' To put this to the test, I ordered two taxis across town, with one heading from Beverley Road to Humber Street, while the other made the return journey. Both were ordered in the middle of the afternoon, only a few minutes apart, in order to keep the comparison as fair as possible and traffic flow was the same for both trips. First up was Hull Cars, booked through the Uber app. I made my way outside and waited for my taxi to arrive. You can now book Hull Cars through the Uber app Uber Hull While I waited for my cab, I had a chance to look around the Uber app and see how user-friendly it is. My first impression was that the app interface was very polished and rather animated, making it all feel very modern. However, given that Uber also offer food delivery, it made the opening screen quite busy, causing me to take a moment before I realised where I had to click to order a taxi. While this won't be an issue for most of us, I did think it could be a little disorientating for those who are less smartphone-savvy. The taxi took a relatively long time to come – 16 minutes. I was left feeling a little frustrated because I could see the taxi driving in the wrong direction a number of times while I tracked its journey in the app. This frustration was made even worse when I answered their phone call when they were round the corner, with the driver asking me if I still wanted the taxi – “Well, yes mate.” However, when I finally got in the car, many of my grievances were put to rest. The car was spotlessly clean and highly air-conditioned, making for a very comfortable journey. It took about five minutes to get across town to Humber Street, which I felt was very effi

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