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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.
I’ve been moaning about Uber’s lack of shared account for years, but in the meantime, my girlfriend and I decided to share a single Uber account to avoid needing multiple payment methods – but it’s finally adding that today.
Families can now share a single payment method across up to ten members – although for now that’s only in Atlanta, Dallas or Phoenix during the test phase.
Each person will need their own Uber account still, but once they have one you can invite them to share the payment method without sharing the card details directly.
If you’re a member of a family account you can still add your own card for ‘personal’ trips that won’t show on the main card, but otherwise it means kids or college students can use Uber on their own to get home and charge it to parents’ cards.
That’s great for the kids, but probably terrible for the family’s finances.
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