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Old 09-18-2014, 11:54 AM
 
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I wonder why Uber customers hail cabs when the limo they reserved never showed up.
Do you wonder why so many in here express a preference for using Uber over cabs? You probably should.
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:56 AM
 
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Call and complaint to the taxi companies, don't just talk about it, do something about it.
I will let you in on a little secret - people ARE doing something about it. Can you guess what it is? Hint - it rhymes with Boober.
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Old 09-20-2014, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Call and complaint to the taxi companies, don't just talk about it, do something about it.
I did just that. I also went to the city of Atlanta in
which case they dismissed it without even calling me to let me know why and then when I asked why they told me something different because the taxi company told them something else
That was not true.

I never said all taxi drivers were bad but I can promise you that before I started using Uber when I had to use taxis, mosr drivers in my experience were negative.
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Old 09-21-2014, 12:02 PM
 
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Do you wonder why so many in here express a preference for using Uber over cabs? You probably should.
Who knows ? some are Uber drivers, some are Uber staff by their own admission, if they're paid to do that, it's not the numbers on this forum that would reflect the reality
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Old 09-21-2014, 12:05 PM
 
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I did just that. I also went to the city of Atlanta in
which case they dismissed it without even calling me to let me know why and then when I asked why they told me something different because the taxi company told them something else
That was not true.

I never said all taxi drivers were bad but I can promise you that before I started using Uber when I had to use taxis, mosr drivers in my experience were negative.
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I'm sorry for the negative experience you had but I just want to remind you that over 70% of Uber and Lyft are former taxi drivers so it doesn't add up.
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Old 09-21-2014, 12:10 PM
 
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Please - cite your source for this statement.
I know them personally, all Uber drivers that i know are ex taxi drivers if you have some document that show otherwise post them.
They can't be ugly when driving a cab and angel when driving a limo ?
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Old 09-21-2014, 12:16 PM
 
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I participate in several online forums, and I have never encountered someone like scobby who is so irrational in his attempts to defend the status quo, as he attempts to do with taxis. It is almost sad to watch someone try so hard and utterly fail.

Is Uber perfect - no. But so far his knocks against Uber amount to (a) they are being sued left and right by taxi companies and cities trying to protect a racket and income stream (how is that a knock against Uber???) and (b) they don't accept cash which he interprets as anti-free market. Completely laughable. So many of his statements are wrong about Uber, regarding insurance, etc. As I said, sad to watch him flounder so badly.

I have taken at least 1,000 cab rides in probably 30 different cities. I have taken 20 or so Uber rides. Every one of my Uber rides has been superior - and less expensive by my recollection - than any of my cab rides. My daughter is a part-time Uber driver so I know from her how their program works, how they provide insurance, etc.

The only valid point taxis and cities have against Uber is Uber has an advantage because they are not licensed, taxed and regulated like taxis. The extraordinary success of Uber, and incredible lack of real issues or problems (despite scobby's failed attempts to suggest otherwise) is real world, indisputable proof that licensing, taxation and regulation isn't needed. So the appropriate response by taxis and cities is to get rid of licensing, taxation and regulation. When and if problems become prevalent - which could possibly happen - then reconsider what appropriate regulation might be implemented.
If you're so sure of that, then why are u debating the whole issue ? So nobody should critic or even give a different opinion about the limo business,just because of your experience or 10 or 20 forum members ?

20 cities ? that's a lot ? compared to several countries around the world, where Uber is having problems !!
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Old 09-21-2014, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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If you're so sure of that, then why are u debating the whole issue ? So nobody should critic or even give a different opinion about the limo business,just because of your experience or 10 or 20 forum members ?

20 cities ? that's a lot ? compared to several countries around the world, where Uber is having problems !!
Uber is doing just fine.Thne only problems its having is the taxi lobbyiest wanting to hold on to their monopoly.

Sorry but i still use Uber as well as drive for them.I also drive for Lyft and I can tell you that not ONCE have I met a former Taxi driver for either of these companies.

Im not saying their are not many but you have no clue what you are talking about if you think 70% of Uber frivers are former Taxis.
If you know a lot of taxi drivers them im sure you know some that went to Uber but that does not translate to their being majority
.Anyone that has used Taxi can tell you that the attitude is the reason most people dont like taxis in Atlanta.Why then is the approval rating for Uber so much higher if thats the case?

Oh and UBER does not look like its having major problems accoring to this:http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/06/...ype=blogs&_r=0
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Old 09-21-2014, 01:22 PM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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I just rode Uber in San Fran and there are tons more drivers there than in ATL already. It's kind of sad that the republicans are trying to make things worse.

This is just more proof that republicans are not anti-regulation, but just in favor of the rural and suburban car-centric lifestyle.

Last edited by netdragon; 09-21-2014 at 02:15 PM..
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Historic West End
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I participate in several online forums, and I have never encountered someone like scobby who is so irrational in his attempts to defend the status quo, as he attempts to do with taxis. It is almost sad to watch someone try so hard and utterly fail.

Is Uber perfect - no. But so far his knocks against Uber amount to (a) they are being sued left and right by taxi companies and cities trying to protect a racket and income stream (how is that a knock against Uber???) and (b) they don't accept cash which he interprets as anti-free market. Completely laughable. So many of his statements are wrong about Uber, regarding insurance, etc. As I said, sad to watch him flounder so badly.

I have taken at least 1,000 cab rides in probably 30 different cities. I have taken 20 or so Uber rides. Every one of my Uber rides has been superior - and less expensive by my recollection - than any of my cab rides. My daughter is a part-time Uber driver so I know from her how their program works, how they provide insurance, etc.

The only valid point taxis and cities have against Uber is Uber has an advantage because they are not licensed, taxed and regulated like taxis. The extraordinary success of Uber, and incredible lack of real issues or problems (despite scobby's failed attempts to suggest otherwise) is real world, indisputable proof that licensing, taxation and regulation isn't needed. So the appropriate response by taxis and cities is to get rid of licensing, taxation and regulation. When and if problems become prevalent - which could possibly happen - then reconsider what appropriate regulation might be implemented.
Thanks and Ditto, all your points are excellent.
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