Who has ever used Uber in Rome?
UBER is an application, not a service, which has existed for several years but has only recently known a certain reputation on Italian territory.
It works on Rome and Milan. Only on Rome and Milan.
After registering your credentials and using an electronic payment method (credit card, PayPal, etc.), the customer has the option of requesting a NCC (limousine service) service from his / her location to the desired destination.
Of this trip will know the price before accepting it.
Once you have purchased the service, you will be informed about who will be your driver, with which vehicle will arrive and will be able to contact you, not directly but through the UBER application, in case of difficulty recognizing it.
It is practically avail of a TAXI 2.0 service performed by a standard fleet from Limousine Service.
The rates applied have a taxi-style calculation based on the distance and retouched according to the time taken to cover the entire voyage.
In terms of disbursement, they are absolutely in line with taxi service.
For example this morning, going from the Prati district to Fiumicino Airport cost £ 49.45 VAT included.
Including VAT, this is an important step.
The UBER service (as well as NCC service) is billable and this is done automatically.
As soon as you arrive at destination and declared the transfer as finished, you will receive an electronic invoice.
The report states that it is not possible to travel by a taxi.
If we wanted to travel directly with an NCC service we probably would not be able to do it in the same way as UBER.
Let me explain better: I have a flight between three hours and I want to go to the airport.
I could call a NCC company, check their availability and accept their price, and maybe wait half an hour for my driver to come.
Maybe I should make more calls and end up losing an hour and that that hour might be decisive on my ability to fly or not.
With UBER does not happen, because it is based on the availability of many NCC companies that have free means, my request would be processed in just ten minutes.
If this were a challenge between UBER, Taxi and NCC I might say that the score is now
UBER 1 (rates x1, 49,45 €)
Taxi 0 (48 €)
NCC 0 (50 €)
We analyze different scenarios though.
In case of rain, travel requests increase.
For a law of demand and offer in this case UBER raises the rates, from 10% until they maximize.
The longer the rain is, the more discomfort and the more the rates blur.
Tax rates are invariant instead.
It just becomes a matter of availability considering the high demand
For NCCs, however, it is always the first but most exasperated speech, it will be difficult to find a free means.
UBER 1 (rates x3, 150 €)
Taxi 1 (low rate, booking not allowed 48 €)
NCC 0 (too much waiting for the vehicle, 50 €)
You are in Rome on vacation. Beautiful, if there was not a show because of the usual strike general.
Flight departs shortly, the situation is chaotic.
Uber has tripled rates, even taxi shadows because some strike and others are all full.
Fortunately, you have been forward looking, you have booked your transfer with one of the Limousine Service companies found on the net and for a normal price, practically equal to a Taxi fare or a basic fare UBER, you have your billing charged at the insured airport .
Because NCC companies are private companies and do not strike because NCCs will do everything they can to make the service booked because you are a customer and not just casual users who will no longer travel by their means. And your satisfaction is their best adv.
UBER 1 (rates x3, 150 €)
Taxi 1 (not available and not bookable 48 €)
NCC 1 (booked, 50 €)
As you see there is no winner, it all depends on how you mean a journey or a move.
My advice is to compare the various services and find the one that is most congenial to you.