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Old 05-14-2017, 01:12 PM
 
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How did that ever end up? Will Syracuse, Buffalo, etc get ridesharing soon? It prevents lots of DUI's.
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Old 05-14-2017, 01:15 PM
 
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we used uber for the first time in Charleston SC 2 weeks ago . . we took it to a plantation about 20 miles away . great price , 19 bucks .

to bad when we went to come home there was not one uber in the area . it cost us 45 for a cab .
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Old 05-14-2017, 01:19 PM
 
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NYC is the only place I don't use it. I moved from NYC to Miami Beach last year, and uber is life saving here. In NYC, sometimes it's a lot less convenient than cabs.
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Old 05-14-2017, 02:29 PM
 
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How did that ever end up? Will Syracuse, Buffalo, etc get ridesharing soon? It prevents lots of DUI's.
Oh, come off it Don't pretend that they prevents DUIs, as if taxis didn't exist. Uber seems to be one of the scummiest companies around, and considering their bad press - including all the criminal accusations - I don't know why anyone would praise them.
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Old 05-14-2017, 03:07 PM
 
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my wife installed the uber application months ago . she never tied a credit card in or used it .

we decided to activate it the week before we went to charleston .

she goes to link her credit card and the account comes up with her e-mail and phone number but another name .

i google the name and loads of uber users were hacked by the same name .

no problem , since no card was in . so we notify uber and they delete the account .

we reinstall the software and no good , his name is still there .

so we write uber again , they do another delete and tell us it is clear.

nope , the name still shows .

while we are going through this with them i see on tv tim cook is warning the ceo of uber to stop digitally fingerprinting i-phones or the uber ap will no longer be allowed on the phone .

apple does not allow fingerprinting phones .

uber ceo is defending this sneaky practice by saying they secretly identify an i-phone so if a stolen card is loaded with a stolen credit card , an expensive ride taken and the uber ap deleted they can still trace the phone used and hopefully the bad guy .

so now knowing this we wrote uber and told the rep what we learned , she doubted it was true but said she will speak to the IT dept.

bingo problem solved . they must have un-fingerprinted our phone .
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Old 05-14-2017, 03:34 PM
 
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How did that ever end up? Will Syracuse, Buffalo, etc get ridesharing soon? It prevents lots of DUI's.
Uber and Lyft could come to Upstate NY before Fourth of July if new bill passes | NewYorkUpstate.com

Uber and Lyft have been made legal throughout NYS, and all other regions in the US have made Uber and Lyf legal,
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:54 AM
 
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Uber makes more sense for less urban areas. Makes little sense in NYC, I often walk faster than cars during rush hour. However a lot of towns have laws that restrict ride-sharing to save local taxi companies.
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:13 AM
 
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Uber makes more sense for less urban areas. Makes little sense in NYC, I often walk faster than cars during rush hour. However a lot of towns have laws that restrict ride-sharing to save local taxi companies.
Uber and Lyft are heavily used in NYC and other urban areas.
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Mott Haven, New York
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I had to dispute Uber so many freaking times over petty drivers...
The main reason I use them is because I have a Transit Card offered from work that I can connect to my Uber account. So instead of using out of pocket cash, I am using the pre-tax dollars allocated to transit.

Otherwise, I'd probably use yellows.
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:50 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Uber and Lyft are heavily used in NYC and other urban areas.
Of course, but it doesn't mean you'll get around NYC faster than subway or walking all the times. I prefer speed over price.
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