Starting this summer, AT&T's Android phones will come with Uber pre-loaded

Starting this summer, AT&T's Android phones will come with Uber pre-loaded
AT&T has worked out a deal with Uber for the company's app to be pre-installed on all Android phones sold by the carrier, starting this summer. For those unaware, Uber is a company that provides you with a private driver on demand, and operates in more than 100 cities and 30 countries. Using the Uber app, you can request a ride and within minutes, your driver will arrive.

The app provides quotes on different vehicle styles and sizes, and you can pay with PayPal, Google Wallet, or with a credit card that is added to your secure Uber account. You don't even have to know your address to be picked up. And once a driver is on the way, you can follow his progress toward you by using the app.

In the U.S., the service is available in 60 U.S. cities and the company is hoping that the deal with AT&T will help them expand. Earlier this month, Uber support was added to Google Maps. This way, you can check on how long it would take you to get to a destination in a Uber arranged ride, as opposed to taking public transportation. If the Uber ETA is okay with you, one click will take you right to the Uber app so that you can order up your ride.

source: PCMag


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