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Tips to Avoid Sexual Assault when Riding in an Uber or Lyft

Posted by RideGuru on October 15, 2021

While there are many benefits to rideshares, namely quick and affordable transportation options, there are some safety issues that have been made more prevalent with the popularity of rideshare vehicles.In a 2019 news story by National Public Radio, a new report showed that Uber received almost 6,0… Read more

How Your Lyft Ride Earnings are Calculated

Posted by RideGuru on October 12, 2021

Ever curious exactly how Lyft calculates your earnings? Sometimes it seems like Lyft (and Uber!) just make up “driver earnings” by pulling a number out of a hat, especially when it comes to getting paid fairly on surge rides! We dug into Lyft’s help articles to learn exactly how they claim to calcu… Read more

Uber Reserve: Guarantee Your Uber Ride!

Posted by RideGuru on October 8, 2021

This article was first published on TaxiFareFinder.com.Uber has heard your feedback and starting next week Uber is rolling out guaranteed advanced bookings in over 20 US cities! Uber’s newest initiative, Uber Reserve, helps riders who are looking for more ride assurance when requesting important, t… Read more

How to edit your tip amount in the Uber app

Posted by RideGuru on October 6, 2021

Did you accidentally enter in the wrong tip amount on your Uber trip? Do you need to retroactively tip your driver from a past trip? While tipping your Uber driver is pretty self-explanatory sometimes you may need to change the tip amount or add a tip a few days out. Here are the complete rules whe… Read more

UberEats Now Allows "Pickup"

Posted by RideGuru on September 27, 2021

Tired of waiting for your UberEats delivery? In an effort to expand out the UberEats platform, Uber has added a new pickup feature to the UberEats app. Now users can search for restaurants that are nearby and open for pick up. According to TechCrunch, “the new feature was inspired by feedback from … Read more

How to Request a Driver on Uber

Posted by RideGuru on September 21, 2021

Have you had an Uber driver who you really enjoyed? Do you wish you could be paired with a certain driver whenever they are online? Luckily, Uber has heard our feedback and, in part due to Covid, they have released a “Favorite Driver” feature! Uber’s Favorite Driver feature allows riders to select … Read more

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Leaving at 4am for SFO from East Bay are uber & Lyft available?

Posted by SShakes on October 17, 2021

I like to make arrangements ahead of time so I know I will be on time. can I schedule uber or lyft the day before?

Transgender

Posted by Suetgirl on October 16, 2021

As a trans rider im always wary about how the driver will react to picking me up dressed , been pretty impressed by the attitude of them so far.. any drivers on here that would be offended by trans .. cheers x

TikToker tries to prove that Uber increases prices if phone battery is low

Posted by andsold on October 5, 2021

I believe this!! Who else has noticed this??

"In a TikTok posted on Wednesday, TikToker Tony Aubé (@tony.aube) claims that Uber charges customers more when their phones have low battery. Aubé demonstrates that he checked the price of a ride on a phone with a low battery and found that …

The more you use Uber, the more expensive it gets. (Upfront Pricing)

Posted by StuffinMuffin on April 17, 2018

I figured this would be the case.  With the introduction of upfront pricing, Uber can charge customers anything they want.  They will ask for any amount riders are willing to pay.  I have heard cases where during the hours when the business users are out, the overall fare goes up. …

Hackers Are Using The Uber App to SCAM Drivers!

Posted by SmittenKitten on October 13, 2021

I don't get it either.

A new and insidious scam has popped up recently for drivers: scammers are using the Uber app and customer profiles pretending to be either “Uber Support” or “VIP Customer Support” in order to coerce drivers out of their login information. 

This is an effort to …

Cancelled Flight Leaves Boston Marathoner Stranded

Posted by bellylaugh on October 12, 2021

A woman was on her way to Boston to complete her 21st marathon when her Southwest flight was canceled. She almost didn’t make it but through roundabout flights, Uber rides, and rented cars she got to the starting line just in time! 

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/10/11/sports/two-chicago-airports-an-uber-new-york-flight-4-hour-drive-one-womans-odyssey-boston-marathon-after-canceled-southwest-flight/

If you were the new CEO of Uber, with absolute power, what would be the first thing you'd change?

Posted by DaimsLer on June 9, 2018

I am asking the current Uber drivers, but anyone's welcome.

Ola Electric raises $200 million at $3 billion valuation

Posted by bett on October 5, 2021

"Ola Electric recently launching its first electric scooter, called Ola S1, that is priced at 99,999 Indian rupees, or $1,350. The electric scooter offers a range of 121 kilometers (75 miles) on a complete charge. The startup said it had sold scooters worth $150 million in just two days." …

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