Using Uber

With Discovery Insure, you get 25% off your Uber trips, subject to a total discount of R250 per month. Newly-registered Uber users get R50 off their first two rides.

Follow these steps to active the Uber benefit:

  1. First you need to download the Uber app for your iPhoneAndroidWindows Phone or BlackBerry 7 smartphone. If you don't have one of these devices, you can access Uber on their mobi site, m.uber.com.
  2. After you have downloaded Uber, you need to follow the app's instructions to active your Uber account. Add your Discovery Card as your payment option and qualify for up to 40% discount.
  3. Next you'll need to activate the benefit with Discovery Insure. Just SMS "UBER" and your ID or passport number to 31347 from the cellphone number you have registered on your Uber app. You'll receive a confirmation SMS. It will take up to 10 days for your discount to become active.
  4. To check if your discount has been applied, visit www.uber.com. Your Uber statement also reflects your Discovery Insure discount.

If you are a first time Uber user you will get R50 off your first two rides. Log in and get your promo code here.

The Uber app has several useful features. It will find your location via GPS, allow you to select a car option and show you approximately how far away the closest driver is.

With Uber, all pickups are made on demand and drivers arrive within minutes, you have the option to schedule an UberX ride in advance.

You can also rate your driver. Uber takes this feedback very seriously so that you can be assured of a high quality experience.

You can use Uber in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Just open the app when you're ready to ride and it will connect you to a driver nearby.

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