Uber prepaid, or Uber Cash, the travel payment method of the mobility app for Android and iPhone (iOS) designed for those who want to buy balance to use later in the races. The method works in a similar way to a credit recharge on cell phones, in which the user must buy a value in advance to be added to his account. The credit is immediately available to the passenger's profile so that he can use the amount to pay for the next races.
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There are different ways to buy prepaid credits to use on Uber, such as through virtual wallets, prepayment using credit card or with physical cards, purchased in commercial establishments. For this reason, the function is also highly sought after by people who do not have a credit or debit card registered on the platform. Check out how it works, how to buy credits and how to register prepaid Uber as a payment method on your cell phone.
Uber prepaid: how it works and how to buy credits online Photo: Anna Kellen Bull / TechTudo
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How does prepaid Uber work?
The passenger can use their prepaid balance on Uber trips or on orders at Uber Eats the only restrictions are that the amounts cannot be spent on the family profile or on scheduled trips. Once the balance is added to an Uber account, it cannot be transferred to another person or refunded, but the user can rest assured that, if he has not used the full amount, the rest is available for the next races or orders .
The maximum recharge amount allowed by Uber is R $ 1,000, and you can register several cards until reaching this limit. As the balance is spent, the user can add new refills.
How to buy Uber prepaid card in stores and online
Users can purchase physical cards with Uber credits at supermarkets, bookstores and department stores across Brazil. The gift cards they have values ??ranging from R $ 20 to R $ 500, and are sold in over 35 thousand points in the country, such as Saraiva, Walmart, Po de Acar, Extra and Lojas Americanas. In those places, just buy the item directly at the cashier and take the card with you. Then, just insert the code contained in the gift card in the app to release the credits.
What Uber Cash? Buying credits is also possible in online stores Foto: Reproduo / Saraiva
It is also possible to buy prepaid Uber online in the virtual stores of the same large retailers. In this case, the virtual card and the user have access to the credit release code immediately after purchase. The payment method varies according to the options accepted on each site.
Another option is to buy "gift cards" with Uber credits directly through the app, making the payment online. You can put values ??in your own Uber account or send them to friends using your phone number or email.
How to buy app credits on virtual wallet services
RecargaPay allows you to buy prepaid Uber credits as gift certificates Photo: Reproduo / RecargaPay
Virtual wallets like PicPay and RecargaPay also provide Uber prepaid cards, in the same gift card model as in the transport app. In this option, the user must have a balance in the wallet to make the purchase or pay using a credit card, bank slip or transfer.
It is necessary to pay attention to the release terms, as payments with boleto and bank transfer are not immediate. As with the Uber app, credits can be added via a digital wallet to your own Uber account or by sending money to friends.
Uber Cash is the pre-paid credit purchase mode through the app. Payment can be made directly in the application settings, and offers some advantages, such as discounts on prepayment. By placing R $ 50 in credit, for example, the user gets a 2% discount. The discount increases gradually as the amount of the recharge increases. Whoever chooses to put R $ 200, receives 5% discount, in the current offer.
Payment for this method is made by credit card in the app itself. The amount is deposited in the user's account and debited when making new runs. Unlike cards, which have several values ??available, Uber Cash only allows you to buy R $ 50, R $ 100 or R $ 200 per recharge.
How to register prepaid Uber as a form of payment
Step 1. Open Uber and tap on the three horizontal stripes to open the menu. Then, select "Wallet";
Uber Cash: how to use the prepaid method Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 2. If you want to buy a balance using a credit card, tap "Add Balance" and choose the desired amount;
Uber Cash allows you to purchase prepaid amounts using a credit card Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 3. If you want to add a code for a prepaid card, tap "Code / Uber Prepaid" and enter the number.
Adding a prepaid card code to the Uber app Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
How to use Uber Cash in races
When requesting a race, enter the desired destination and, during the payment selection, choose the option "Uber Cash".
Selecting the Uber Cash option to pay for the Uber ride Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
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