It's no surprise that Uber is taking over the city. You've probably used the service on more than one occasion to get home after a night of drinking. While you may be head over heels with the company, many are simply angry at the service.
The company has been fighting with the city, the MTA and even with food delivery services. Now, it looks like they're really trying to cement themselves as the best way to get around New York City.
Yesterday, Uber teamed up with Gilt City to create 'The Uber Commute Card' that would allow purchasers to have unlimited uberPOOL commutes in most of Manhattan during peak hours.
The card is only valid from Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
So, not a lot of wiggle room to use the card. You certainly won't be using it when you're plastered unless you had a long day at work.
Plus, the card must only be used in Manhattan. Rides must start and stop below 125th street in Manhattan.
You'll also be in an uberPOOL, which means dealing with people chatting away on phones, loudly sucking out the remains of their iced coffee and stopping who knows where.
The promotion offers a two-week, four-week and even an eight-week card. The July and August two-week card goes for $49 and the four-week card goes for $79. The eight-week card, would last you both July and August, went for $159.
The deal ends on July 26th. You can find more information about the card here.
So, is this a good deal? Much like Uber, this deal seems only good on the surface.
A monthly unlimited MetroCard is $116.50. Four weeks of unlimited uberPOOLs only in Manhattan during peak commuter hours is $79. Now, although this deal may look really good, you probably did the right thing getting that monthly.
You can ride the subway at all hours, and any day of the week, and to any borough with that card. Underground seems to still reign supreme, and there's no denying the value of Uber - but there is value questioning this offer.
Probably best to stick with birthday pizza, Uber.[via Gilt City] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]