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05.13.2019 (8 Days Ago)

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Do You Uber?
Do You Uber?
8 days ago 10 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:

 

The political issues involved in this topic aside, I am unsure about how I feel about Uber as a service. For the longest time I rebelled against Uber. I went to law school in New York City and always prided myself in my ability to easily hail a cab. While I also use subways often, yellow cabs were always my “go to” for short trips in the city.

 

 

When my children and friends started using Uber, I was resistant, remaining loyal to my yellow cabs. Recently, on a trip to Las Vegas, with my daughter who had a broken femur and my mother in law who was in a wheelchair, we had to depend on cabs more than in the past. The kids insisted on using Uber claiming it would be easier, cheaper, and nicer. And, after four days of relying on Uber, I may have to agree.

 

 

The fares were cheaper, as the fare is based on mileage, not time. So, I didn’t have that meter anxiety I get when sitting in traffic in a yellow cab. Interestingly, most Uber drivers tended to use the back roads of Las Vegas, as opposed to the crowded strip, which got us to our destinations faster. In addition, some of the cars were surprisingly nice with the drivers supplying water bottles, chargers for our phones, and even treats. One driver had hand sanitizer, face wipes, and a huge assortment of candy in her car; she was absolutely my favorite driver.

 

 

I am beginning to see the advantages of Uber. Although, I have not yet downloaded the app. Have you?

 

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  •  Fred wrote 8 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Joanne has the app
     
       
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 8 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I do use Uber and Lyft when travelling. For some reason since I got my new phone, I cannot get Uber to authenticate it's me (pick all the street lights, pick all the crosswalks). Can't get past that screen. But Lyft works just fine. Much better experience than cabs in my opinion.
     
       
     
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  •  ShelleySimpson wrote 8 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I use Uber and Lyfft when I am traveling and there isn't a taxi service that is as simple as the one we enjoy in NYC. And I am rarely alone. When home I typically walk or use Mass Transit unless it's to or from the airport. I find Yellow Cab to be the best and most reliable and for some reason, I feel safer in a taxi. And now that we have Curb and Arro it's easy peasy.
     
       
     
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  •  Arlene_Haims wrote 8 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Love Uber - they are in European cities. The app is very easy to use so I have had very good experience. In fact, taxis are much harder to get in the places I have been lately. My daughter used Uber in Barcelona as well as Boulder CO. No money changes hands. No worries at all. No waiting, always pleasant (you rate your drive and they rate you.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Nancy_Schess wrote 8 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I'm like you. Just venturing into the Uber world. Used it in DC for the first time over Christmas and it was a breeze. I like the safety feature that lets you notify someone else that you're in a car.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 7 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Not a fan on it in NYC. Prime cause of congestion in CBD. I note other FHVs use apps, even the yellows.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Cayce_Crown wrote 5 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Love Uber and Via. Cleaner and cheaper than cabs. Big fan of congestion pricing too. Our planet needs it.
     
       
     
     
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