Slightly more than a year after the arrival of Uber in Ipoh, GrabCar rolls in, not only to Ipoh but also to three other cities: Kuantan, Seremban and Kuching. I was in Kuantan recently but as I had a car, I did not have the chance to try out GrabCar then, until I returned to Ipoh.
So, I hailed my first ride in Ipoh lately, and it was an easy process. Perhaps, GrabCar’s application is even easier to use than Uber, after Uber’s mobile application was updated some time ago.
I’ve included some screenshots of the application but have blanked out some details to protect the privacy of my driver.
According to a reliable source, many Ipoh drivers are registered with both GrabCar and Uber. They just need to have two smartphones to run the two mobile apps at the same time.
She said that for a driver, it is better to drive for Grab because of the smaller radius. 5km versus 30km or something like that, if I remember correctly.
As for the rider, there is not much difference to go with GrabCar or Uber. Whichever runs a promotion, I say, but then again, GrabCar has reward points and Uber does not.
If you are new to GrabCar, perhaps you want to give it a try.
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