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Old 10-03-2014, 08:39 AM
 
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I don't often take cabs in ATL, so I was surprised to see so many posters saying Uber is less expensive here than cabs. Many times I have happily and willingly paid MORE for Uber than I would have a cab in NYC. I have always hated cabs. The smell alone was enough for me to develop an aversion and avoid them as much as possible. With Uber I can quickly open an app, choose the vehicle I need, get a quote, have a driver I am in communication with show up in minutes. But best of all: EVERY driver has been polite (and quiet!) and EVERY car has been completely spotless with ZERO nasty smells!

This is how the free market works. I will happily pay a bit more for an exceptionally better service. And if Uber stops delivering a high level of quality, something better will come along and I'll use it.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Cabs suck. Period. Full stop.
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Old 10-04-2014, 12:15 AM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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Why attempt to stop or even make things hard for Uber??? That's just STUPID and uncalled for.

I don't understand why we're always doing things to backwards and for our own detriment here in Atlanta, then wonder why we have the problems we have
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Old 10-04-2014, 03:35 AM
 
Location: Historic West End
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Why attempt to stop or even make things hard for Uber??? That's just STUPID and uncalled for.

I don't understand why we're always doing things to backwards and for our own detriment here in Atlanta, then wonder why we have the problems we have
During the ice storms, It was already pointing on National news, that Georgia is stuck in a 19th century way of running government.
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Old 10-04-2014, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Why attempt to stop or even make things hard for Uber??? That's just STUPID and uncalled for.

I don't understand why we're always doing things to backwards and for our own detriment here in Atlanta, then wonder why we have the problems we have
Uber is being fought with way more vigor in other markets than Atlanta.Look into D.C.,London or many other cities around the glbe.It much more contentious,

Mayor Reed is on record as a firm supporter of Uber,

http:// http://clatl.com/freshloaf/a...xicab-industry
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Old 10-04-2014, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Which company would be better to drive for, who pays more per hour?
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Old 10-04-2014, 12:50 PM
 
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That may well be Uber/Lyft's strategy; it's plausible. But if that's what they're doing to establish themselves in the marketplace, I really have no problem with it...it's a free market. My and my friends' experience with them so far has been great. No driver so far has:

-told me that he was having mechanical problems and may not be able to complete my trip.
-complained that he didn't have change for a $20, obviously expecting me to let him keep the change on an $11 fare.
-been unable to understand my instructions.
-talked incessantly and loudly on his phone while I'm attempting to use mine.
-tacked a $12 surcharge on a $6 fare for a 1.5 mi ride.
-demand a $5 surcharge for using my debit card.

I have experienced all of these things taking cabs out of Lindbergh station. It's a scandal; I never knew what to expect.
If the cab companies are twisted up over Uber/Lyft's entry into the marketplace, do you know what they can do? They can compete. They can be professional. They can straighten up and fly right. As it is, they have gotten away with too much for too long.
I love your list. I sometimes travel for business, and need to use my company Amex to pay for cabs. Pretty much 100% of the time, the cab driver says "Can you pay cash instead" or "my machine is broken" or "awww...come on, man". I understand they have to pay a fee on the card, but get with the times. I've had to start saying "I need to use a card, and if you can't take it, I need a different driver".
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Old 10-04-2014, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Which company would be better to drive for, who pays more per hour?
Uber.Its not even close..I drive for them both.
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Old 10-04-2014, 06:14 PM
 
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I love your list. I sometimes travel for business, and need to use my company Amex to pay for cabs. Pretty much 100% of the time, the cab driver says "Can you pay cash instead" or "my machine is broken" or "awww...come on, man". I understand they have to pay a fee on the card, but get with the times. I've had to start saying "I need to use a card, and if you can't take it, I need a different driver".
I had the hotel get one for me (out near JFK) and the cabbie waited until we were solidly a few miles into the trip before saying cash only and then driving me to a gas station ATM and demanding I pull cash from a fee ridden ATM. Was about one step from kidnapping at that point. If I wasn't in a rush to get somewhere, I would have called the cops instead.

Now I Uber consistently...may all cabbies burn in the deepest, darkest circle of hell. I pay for Uber black cars to the airport even though they cost more and cabs are usually right downstairs.
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Old 10-05-2014, 01:46 AM
 
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Sorry for you but it will never cost you more than $15,the distance between 10th St and Inman Park is about 5 miles so by meter, it will show no more than $ 15.
It's not right to spread the wrong information about taxis, this will never happen with a honest taxi-cab.
Always call a cab company dispatcher to get a fare estimate.
Why call a cab company dispatcher for an estimate when Uber's app gives you an estimate in less time and 100% more accurate. I understand that you probably work for a cab company and in fear of losing your job, but making a cab ride seem like a walk in the park is a bit farfetched.
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