Rejoice, Uber riders, booking with Galaxy S6 will now net you a $25 discount

Rejoice, Uber riders, booking with Galaxy S6 will now net you a $25 discount
The crowdsourced cabby service Uber issued a press release, detailing a partnership with none other than Samsung, resulting in a generous promo offer to get them hooked on the cheapo urban transportation solution.

Newly-minted owners of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge phones just have to fire up the Galaxy Gifts promo widget, get Uber’s app, and will be in for a sweet $25 ride discount added to their accounts. As per Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, VP of mobile at Uber: "We are excited about the combination of Samsung’s reach and Uber’s global footprint — in 300 cities across 56 countries — that means riders around the world can get wherever they need to go, whenever they choose with the simple touch of a button.” Here's how exactly the deal will work, according to Uber's blog post:

  • Go to Galaxy Gifts on a Samsung Galaxy S6 or other Uber enabled handset.
  • Download the Uber app and sign up.
  • A $25 discount (in the US) is automatically added to the phone’s Uber account.
  • Tap the Uber button and take a ride.

This is not Uber's first foray into mobile partnerships, as it has signed deals with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and O2 Telefonica in Europe, but landing on every Galaxy S6 might just be its biggest promo break in mobile so far.

source: Uber

Related phones

Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)
Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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6 Comments

1. kevinhope5

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Yeee am the 1st to comment lol

2. kevinhope5

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Yeee am the 1st to comment lol

3. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

So What?

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Guess this won't come to my country, since Uber is illegal here.

5. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Uber is worse company and idea ever! No Rejoice, Uber needs to be banned everywhere. It replaces regular working jobs with cheap labor and no benefits!! Uber needs to fail!!

6. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I see your point and agree with you somewhat. But in this world where I need all the discounts I can get, I'll use them. The cabbies here in Memphis are terrible. They text and drive, chat and drive and are just weird in general. Last time he was texting and almost ran a red light. Then he's chatting with some woman in a different language and I swear they were having phone sex on the speaker. Lots of low talking and moaning. I've rarely had a normal, acceptable cab ride in Memphis.

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