Sit back, relax and get picked up All it takes is a tap of your finger, and within a few minutes, a nice, shiny black car will show up to take you to your destination. Use the app to tell Uber where you want to be picked up: you can use the map and your phone’s GPS to tell Uber your current location so they can pick you up. If you’re using their mobile website, you can type in the address or you can text the address to UBR-CAB (827-222) if you’re using Uber in Canada or the US. Then wait for Uber to respond: you will get a text notifying you of how long you’ll need to wait before you can expect to be picked up. When your Uber ride arrives, you’ll receive another text to let you know. Your payment will be automatically charged. You don’t need to manually hand over some cash or your card to the driver before you leave. That’s the Uber way. Optionally split your fare with other Uber users: If you're taking an Uber car with one or more other people, you have the option to divide up the fare quickly and easily through the app. The other people you're riding with must have the Uber app installed to do so, along with their credit card information set up on it so they can make payments. You can also leave specific comments and review the trip and the driver.