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Uber Partners and Drivers: An Introduction to Different Uber Services


Are you a potential Uber Partner or Driver, but can’t decide what Uber Service you want to sign up for?

We came up with this post, because we get questions from potential Uber Partners and Drivers via email relating to the different Uber Services and what they are. Since there are multiple Uber services available, it can be tricky to pick the right one for you. Read on to solve exactly this problem!



UberX is the least expensive of all of the Uber services available, making this a great choice for passengers that are trying to save money: This means two things for a potential Uber Driver or Entrepreneur:

  1. You will get lower fare rates compared to some of the other services like UberXL, Uber Black and UberSUV
  2. You will get more rider pickups since this is the most popular service for Uber

Uber Partners and Drivers

For those new to Uber, UberX is known as the entry level ‘ride sharing’ service for Uber. Riders are matched with independent drivers that drive their own vehicle. Keep in mind to be an UberX driver, you do not need to be a professionally licensed driver, and do not need to have a commercial license. (Note- UberX Livery is different from UberX: Uber X Livery is essentially UberX, but with the caveat that you need to be a professionally licensed commercial driver)

UberX drivers typically have cars like the Toyota Camry, Ford Escape, Ford Escort, etc. The main requirements on how to become an UberX driver are listed in this blog post here. As for the requirements for the UberX car, (in most cities) it must be a model from the year 2006 or newer, and it must have passed an independent inspection (see our blog post here for more information that will help in selecting the perfect UberX car: Uber Car Requirements: 580 UberX cars analyzed). To sign up to drive for UberX go here: http://www.uberkit.net/signup


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Uber Black

Uber black is often described as being a more luxurious version of UberX. Just like UberX, this Uber service takes a passenger from one place to the other.  Uber Black is perhaps the most expensive service that Uber has in most cities; it is the luxury version of UberX. This means two things for a potential Uber Driver or Entrepreneur:

  1. You will get higher fare rates compared to some of the other services like UberX, and Uber XL
  2. You will get less rider pickups compared to UberX (since there is less demand for this, compared to UberX)
  3. You will also get longer fares (because for a lot of cities, Uber Black unlike UberX is allowed to pickup or drop off at the airport)

This particular Uber service is generally dominated by sleek, high-end sedans. In the Uber Black Car, there can be up to four passengers at a time, just like with UberX.

One of the major differences between the Uber Black and UberX is the general requirement (for most cities) that drivers on the Uber Black platform have commercial or livery licenses.

Uber Black cars are, of course, black. They absolutely need to be new models (2012 or newer) and they need to have a black exterior. For the interior, a black, grey or beige leather interior should do. Think of cars like a Mercedes, or a Cadillac.

For help selecting an Uber Black Car for your Uber Business, see our blog post here: Uber Car Requirements: 420 Uber Black cars analyzed).


Uber XL

Uber XL is yet another variety of Uber that you can sign up for. This particular Uber service is pretty similar to the UberX, except for the fact that the cars are usually larger and can seat up to six people rather than the standard four.

With UberXL, the vehicles approved for these services are generally a minivan or crossover in most cases. You should keep in mind that the fare you receive for this service will be higher than the regular UberX. This is a good option for passengers going somewhere with a few friends or family members.

All the requirements for the drivers are the same as they are for the UberX, except the larger vehicle ofcourse!

For help selecting an Uber XL Car for your Uber Business, see our blog post here: Uber Car Requirements: 115 Uber XL cars analyzed).



UberPlus is an Uber service that falls between Uber Black and Uber X. The quality of the car is usually higher than that of UberX, so you can expect to have a pretty good luxury car—however; it isn’t quite on the same level as the Uber Black.

Up to four people can be seated in these cars, and the fare you can expect to receive is usually less than that of Uber Black, but higher than that of Uber X.

That means that this is a good option for Uber Partners and drivers that have or want to acquire a slightly nicer car, but don’t want to have to pay Uber Black money for a car.



UberPool is a particularly interesting Uber service because it allows Uber passengers carpool with a stranger that is headed in a similar direction. From a driver or entrepreneur’s perspective, you are using the same car you would use for UberX.

Some passengers might not love the idea of traveling with a stranger, but the advantage is that it allows them to save some money, seeing as how they split the fare with the other passenger.

Those are all of the major types of Uber services that Uber Partners and drivers need to know about. Now, you can make your choice based on your requirements regarding the type of car, the potential revenue and driver requirements. Choose wisely, and happy Uber-ing! To become an Uber driver or partner today, use our custom signup links here, and get additional credit added to your Uber account upon signup.




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58 thoughts on “Uber Partners and Drivers: An Introduction to Different Uber Services”

  1. I need help because I signed up last year and never drove for you but now I have a brand new car and need to update car information and would like to get a phone device and get started driving. I would also like information on what is the commercial uber that I saw on your site and what would that intel. I am a professional driver with a plus 5 and would like to get started. But I do not see how to get started. Please email me.

    1. Hello Eliza:

      We are uberkit.net (NOT Uber), a service for people trying to grow their uber business. That being said, I will try to point you in the direction.
      Check your email. I have sent you a couple of helpful links.

          1. What kind of information are you looking for exactly? What are you trying to do to be specific?

        1. Hi Carmelo
          To add another car to your UberX account, follow the steps below:
          a) Go to your partner dashboard at – https://partners.uber.com
          b) Log in c) click on the “vehicles” link on the left, or go to – https://partners.uber.com/vehicles/
          d) Click “Add a vehicle”
          e) Complete the form.

          For other helpful information on Uber, go here and visit our blog- http://www.uberkit.net/blog
          Let us know if you need any more information from us.

          Good Luck!
          Joseph for uberkit.net support

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  3. I am not understanding the difference between Uber and Uber partner. I just signed up for Uber partner but I don’t know if I signed up for the correct one. The other thing is I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and I don’t know if I have the right phone for the job And the other thing that I’m also wondering is if there is a problem is there a phone number that I can call if I have questions???

    1. To answer your questions-
      a)Uber is the company.
      b)Uber Partners are either Uber drivers or People who own cars and employ Uber drivers who drive on the Uber Platform.
      c)As long as “Samsung Galaxy Note 2” can access the google play store on Android you should be fine.
      You only need to be able to download the Uber Partner (driver) app – (See – http://www.uberkit.net/blog/how-and-where-to-download-the-uber-driver-app/)

      d) Uber generally (as a rule of thumb) doesn’t have phone support. You can check here (http://www.uberkit.net/blog/uber-customer-service) on how to contact Uber

      Hope that helps.

  4. Hi
    I didn’t know that I can get a phone device from Uber! I have a problem with my internet and device, I want to know how to get a phone device from Uber.

      1. I need to buy a car and board it but i will not be the driver.I will look for a driver.
        Do i qualify for Uber Marketplace rental deals like Fleetdata and Europcar?

    1. We are uberkit.net (NOT Uber), a service for people trying to grow their uber business. With that being said, take a look at our blog post (http://www.uberkit.net/blog/how-to-reactivate-your-uber-driver-account/) for guidance on what to do to reactivate your Uber driver account.
      Also see the information below.
      a) Uber Customer Service
      Uber generally does not give out phone numbers, we have a blog post below. Look within the table (in the blog post), and search for your city, to find the contact information for your particular city.
      If you don’t find your city information, visit the global Uber support –help@uber.com


  5. Hi, pls I want to know how the Uber service works at the airport cos I’ve been there twice and I didn’t get any order. (I’m operating in Lagos)

    1. Uber operates normally at the local & International airports in Lagos. The airports are hot spots for Uber drivers. However, due to the high demands by riders/ passengers, Uber drivers may occasionally be unavailable at certain times. If you keep trying an Uber driver may pop up in due time.

      Kunle for Uberkit.net

  6. Dear Uber

    Based on my experience with your website and taking into account your blog….. you are very unprofessional and
    never expected this kind of dislodged treatment from you as an ”international” brand.
    Please do not respond by saying you are Uberkit because that’s i have been receiving and you are just a machine!
    I wanted to promote your brand in my country as we have a high volume of tourist insisting on Uber but no one
    from Uber is able to help me speak to the owner or MD of this company to resolve my problems.

    Best regards,


  7. Hi there! I am an entrepreneur from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. I don’t understand why Uber isn’t in Tashkent yet. I would like to make it happen. Who should I contact on this matter?

    1. Hi Maria
      Please find the links below that would hopefully provide more information for you on how to become an partner:
      a) Where to download the Uber Partner app
      • Go to this post for information on where to download the Uber Partner app:
      b) The different Uber Services explained
      Go here to find out more information on the various Uber services available
      c) How to become an Uber driver (Signup Link and more information)
      • Go here to immediately become an Uber driver:
      • For more information on how to become an uber driver and what to expect, go here:
      d) Uberkit.net Information products (How to grow your fleet of Uber Vehicles):
      For Entrepreneurs trying to start/grow their fleet of Uber cars we have analyzed both businesses (uberX and UberBlack), and provide validated
      information helpful, if you want start/grow your business.
      •Go here to download our kits
      Click the Product details link at the top of the page for specifics on what is included in this kit –
      2.www.uberkit.net/me/uberblack.php (uber Black)
      Click the Product details link at the top of the page for specifics on what is included in this kit –
      •Then click the download button at the top right of the page, for each respective page.
      Just an FYI –
      The Uber Black service already incorporates direct management of drivers through the Uber platform. Having drivers through UberX however involves an
      indirect management model which we have validated at Uberkit.net.
      e) For other helpful information on Uber, go here and visit our blog-
      Let us know if you need any more information from us, and we will be sure to provide whatever help we can.

      joseph for uberkit.net support

  8. How long does it take to get reactivated do to low ratings? I’m ready to take my class on line ? I don’t have the extra money to wait for a week or so. Thank u so much for your response. I’ve tried to email Uber my self but I’m not getting the response I need.

    1. Hello Teresa,
      It depends on when you are done with the online class, then you can get reactivated.

      Good Luck!
      Joseph for uberkit.net support.

      1. hi my name is ANTONIO i have the same problem about the app deactivated for low rate now i undersstand better how the business work i was working for UBER EATS can you please reactivated my app i have android lgs please respond on positive way thanks ANTONIO

        1. Hello Antonio,

          I just sent you an email on how to reactivate your driver account.

          Good Luck!

          Joseph for uberkit.net support.

    1. Hello Nick,

      A lot of people get confuses by the terms.

      Partner Driver

      A private car owner with a Professional Driver’s License, and you plan to drive your own vehicle (be it under your name or not). There are some restrictions in terms of user capability. If have a Partner-Driver Account, you don’t have the capability to add a new driver and add a new vehicle.

      Partner Operator

      A private / commercial car owner with hired driver(s). You can also upload your driver documents to enroll yourself as a driver. You can add new drivers and add new vehicles.

      Best Regards,

      Joseph for uberkit.net support.

        1. Hello Dale,

          You get paid every week, either Thursday or Friday. You will get a direct deposit to your bank account linked to your uber driver account.

          Best Regards,

          Joseph for uberkit.net support.

  9. Is there a uber service that delivers packages or some way to utilize my toyota truck, which only seats one passenger

    1. Hello Clayton,

      You can’t use Toyota truck for uber delivery service, you need a sedan or hatchback vehicle to drive with uber.

      Good Luck!

      Joseph for Uberkit.net Support.

  10. Hi there

    I would like to bring Uber to Muskoka Ontario this year. The growing amount of people in Toronto, Ontario vacation in Muskoka and are in great need of this service here.
    Potentially Uber boat is a great device they allows people to go from a friends place, to dinner, to a lakeside party and back to their cottage all with Uber’s services
    It would also bring more jobs to the renown Deerhurst resort the top tourist destination in Muskoka.

    Most millennials have or will purchase a cottage property and are renting in Toronto. The percentage of people they own a vehicle in Toronto is rare and to provide this service in Toronto’s most tourist destination would crest more jobs, and better the economy all will provide Ing top notch service here in Muskoka

    I look forward to hearing from you soon

    Thank you

    1. Hello Nicola,

      I just sent you on email on how to get uber to your city.

      Good luck!

      Joseph for uberkit.net support.

  11. I am 72 years old. I want to find out if my age will be a barrier to work with Uber.

    thank you for the assistance.

    1. Hello Linda,

      You are qualified to drive with uber. Do visit your local uber office for more information.

      Good Luck!

      Joseph for uberkit.net support.

    1. Hello Leonard,

      UberGo is available in Gauteng, the only difference between UberGo and UberX is the vehicle. For UberX you need a sedan vehicle, for UberGo you need Hatchback. Do visit your local uber office for more information.

      Best Regards,

      Joseph for uberkit.net support.

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