Having launched in Tel Aviv this past August, the SF based ride-sharing/taxi startup, Uber, has finally ventured into the Israeli capital, taking on homegrown startup Gett.
As a promotion, Uber is offering Jerusalemites 50% off rides within the first 5 days. This promo started yesterday, on Yom Yerushalayim, and goes through this Friday, May 22nd @ 4pm.
Uber is claiming to not only improve the taxi experience, but also make it cheaper for Israelis.
If you do not have an uber account, you can sign up here: UBER SIGNUP
Due to Israeli laws, Uber most popular offering, UberX, which promotes non-registered drivers to serve as pseudo-taxi drivers, is not allowed in Israel. Those calling on Uber vehicles will be hailing registered and licensed Israeli taxis.