Uber is illegal in Philadelphia. Why the authority isn’t taking action to stop the company from taking advantage of it’s non employees boggles the mind. I use a smartphone app to call my taxi and I can use one to pay. I can even just hail one by raising my hand on almost any street. Yes cabs can cost more. That’s to cover insurance and other licenses when you are a legal operator. Do you want someone to have a living wage or a cheap ride? What happens if you are injured on an Uber ride? Cheap isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Screw uber.