Can I call Uber for a family member (or friends or someone else)?
The Guru Take
Yes, you can. Uber & Lyft both acknowledge and encourage it.
Yes, you can! You can simply enter or pin-drop a location where your friend needs a ride.
Many used to frown on this practice as it creates confusion, introduces anonymity among the passengers, and some abused it. With that said, it seems to be a lot more accepted now, and both Uber and Lyft now encourage this.
More information can be found here in this thread:
Important! Remember that, at any given point in time, there can only be ONE trip happening. So if you call a ride for someone else, you will not be able to call another until that ride is complete.
UPDATE June, 2017: