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Old 05-30-2015, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I get it. Livescan background checks are more thorough than Hirease background checks. Point taken.

For some reason, it doesn't worry me in the slightest to use an Uber driver over a cabbie. The difference of risk associated with one system over another is negligible to me. I imagine there are millions of others just like me. Everybody assumes more risk with their babysitters, housekeepers and valets than they do Uber drivers. Life goes on.

Why choose Uber? Because the level of service is almost unanimously in favor of Uber. Some provide water, no need to carry cash, GPS location/tracking, rating system, even Spotify just did a deal with Uber so now I can listen to whatever I want. Oh yeah, and it's cheaper. There's no comparison.
Far less safe to use uber than it is to use a cab in LV.

Uber: no cameras, no real boss (can have a few drinks, grab the phone and hit the road), no third-party-monitored tracking device, no hands free signals to metro pd, substandard background checks.
Cabs: cameras in every cab in Vegas, INDUSTRY STANDARD background checks (cause... Believe it or not... Getting paid to take people places for a living IS an existing industry), all cabs are monitored by tracking device, hands free signals to dispatch Metro PD to pull vehicle over, mandatory face to face with a boss before each shift.

Why does Uber use these background checks and still make insane amounts of money for charging each rider the fee for it? It's no secret Uber's bankroll has no issues... What REAL cost do they have when the driver is the one paying for... Well... Everything? Doesn't add up... No pun intended.

The spotify thing -- lol... My, oh my... let's remember for a moment which market we are talking about... In Las Vegas, more than 95% of rides come from tourists... Without them, we are a city of two million locals similar to Kansas City or Cleveland. Please don't make the mistake of thinking the local's needs in Vegas will ever come close to the needs of the tourists. We aren't here if they aren't here... See how that works? So while YOU may enjoy cranking some spotify, the next 20 riders will be asking me all kinds of questions about how to enhance their trip. Almost every rider here doesn't want music at all... They instead want to take advantage of the limited time they have here to get the best deals, see the best shows, eat the best food... But I could see how it would be difficult to understand that when you are so wrapped up in yourself that you can't see what the MAJORITY of people's needs/wants are in this situation. Remember locals... You guys are the minority... By a LONG shot.

You also mentioned you don't have to carry cash. I didn't know you needed to in a cab, either. I guess that credit/debit machine that has been next to me all this time is a figment of my imagination.

And... As I said before... The gps/tracking/app advantage is going away very soon as the cabs have begun to implement it as well.

I think it's time people start informing themselves a bit better when they try to come off as so passionate about it. It's getting embarrassing.
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Old 05-30-2015, 02:53 PM
 
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So, anyway. When are we going to see Uber cabs on the ground again?
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Old 05-30-2015, 03:09 PM
 
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So, anyway. When are we going to see Uber cabs on the ground again?
Gonna be a while. Development of regulations, applying and approval. Got to run 3 to 6 months or more.

I think it is time to sit back and watch it unfold. The cabbie demonstration yesterday was actually pretty mild...Less than 100. So no real fire in the opposition to Uber.

And there has got to be all sorts of interesting things happening as it unfolds.. Gridlock? Bans from airport or casinos? Guerrilla activity? A fare war?

Or maybe it works out all peaceful with Uber outside the strip mostly and the cabs mostly inside.
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Old 05-30-2015, 03:22 PM
 
Location: North Las Vegas NV
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Far less safe to use uber than it is to use a cab in LV.

Uber: no cameras, no real boss (can have a few drinks, grab the phone and hit the road), no third-party-monitored tracking device, no hands free signals to metro pd, substandard background checks.
Cabs: cameras in every cab in Vegas, INDUSTRY STANDARD background checks (cause... Believe it or not... Getting paid to take people places for a living IS an existing industry), all cabs are monitored by tracking device, hands free signals to dispatch Metro PD to pull vehicle over, mandatory face to face with a boss before each shift.

Why does Uber use these background checks and still make insane amounts of money for charging each rider the fee for it? It's no secret Uber's bankroll has no issues... What REAL cost do they have when the driver is the one paying for... Well... Everything? Doesn't add up... No pun intended.

The spotify thing -- lol... My, oh my... let's remember for a moment which market we are talking about... In Las Vegas, more than 95% of rides come from tourists... Without them, we are a city of two million locals similar to Kansas City or Cleveland. Please don't make the mistake of thinking the local's needs in Vegas will ever come close to the needs of the tourists. We aren't here if they aren't here... See how that works? So while YOU may enjoy cranking some spotify, the next 20 riders will be asking me all kinds of questions about how to enhance their trip. Almost every rider here doesn't want music at all... They instead want to take advantage of the limited time they have here to get the best deals, see the best shows, eat the best food... But I could see how it would be difficult to understand that when you are so wrapped up in yourself that you can't see what the MAJORITY of people's needs/wants are in this situation. Remember locals... You guys are the minority... By a LONG shot.

You also mentioned you don't have to carry cash. I didn't know you needed to in a cab, either. I guess that credit/debit machine that has been next to me all this time is a figment of my imagination.

And... As I said before... The gps/tracking/app advantage is going away very soon as the cabs have begun to implement it as well.

I think it's time people start informing themselves a bit better when they try to come off as so passionate about it. It's getting embarrassing.

1. The $1 safety fee that Uber charges also covers the drivers insurance.

2. Uber doesn't charge $3 like cabs for the privilege of using a credit card.

3. Uber doesn't charge $3 like the taxicab Ride Genie app.

Bottom line, Uber is cheaper, faster, cleaner, better drivers, more convenient, and has better technology.
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Old 05-30-2015, 03:25 PM
 
Location: las vegas
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I don't think you understand how the app works. Or Google+ or Find My Friends.
You've obviously never been outside either of those clubs at 2:30 am. Neither of those are going to help either party! And if UBER is cheaper than a cab explain this to me. How is an UBER driver going to fight traffic to pick up. Fight traffic back to the desired destination for less than $6.80 and no tip and make a living. Ask Vegas Cabbie, it's hard to do more than 2 rides an hour from a cab line cutting out the need to travel to pick up.
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Old 05-30-2015, 03:33 PM
 
Location: las vegas
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1. The $1 safety fee that Uber charges also covers the drivers insurance.

2. Uber doesn't charge $3 like cabs for the privilege of using a credit card.

3. Uber doesn't charge $3 like the taxicab Ride Genie app.

Bottom line, Uber is cheaper, faster, cleaner, better drivers, more convenient, and has better technology.
How is UBER faster? You walk out the door and there are 20 cabs waiting! How is that not convenient enough for you? How did you come with the "fact" that UBER has better drivers? I would love to hear your detailed explanation on this? How is UBER faster? Do they drive faster?

The only industry this is going to hurt is Limos.
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Old 05-30-2015, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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How is UBER faster? You walk out the door and there are 20 cabs waiting! How is that not convenient enough for you? How did you come with the "fact" that UBER has better drivers? I would love to hear your detailed explanation on this? How is UBER faster? Do they drive faster?

The only industry this is going to hurt is Limos.
Kind of what I'm wondering too... "Uber has better drivers" uhhhh, ok.
Dude's also talking about Ride Genie which isn't even what is about to be rolled out.

This thread is an endless cycle of people blurting out extremely inaccurate information.
I don't care if you like what I'm saying, at least I'm providing accurate details on both sides...

Like the things that had to be corrected lately:

- There are giant fare estimate signs/charts at the airport.
- The realities as to why Uber uses the skimpiest background checking service out there, yet charges customers for it while profiting billions of dollars each year.
- That you don't need to carry cash in a cab.
- The exaggerated amount of cabbies who long haul compared to the actual amount.
- That doing nothing when you get long hauled IS the worst thing a passenger can do.
- That there are no hidden fees with Uber (puke in a cab = $0, in Uber $200+).
- That you are safer in an Uber car (outlined in my post at 12:40 today... SEVERAL reasons).
- The fact that people tried to claim casino shuttles didn't exist.
- People also suggesting that there should be a mystery rider program when that too already exists.

As you can see, this is getting sloppy... Still don't understand how people can hate on something so much that they know nothing about.
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Earth
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There's nothing a good cab driver CAN do except not longhaul...the power is with the customer! The customer knows the who/what/where/how...and has the power to call the TA...NOT another cabbie that didn't witness anything.
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:44 PM
 
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There's nothing a good cab driver CAN do except not longhaul...the power is with the customer! The customer knows the who/what/where/how...and has the power to call the TA...NOT another cabbie that didn't witness anything.
And how does George and Martha from Saskatchewan supposed to know when they've been long-hauled?
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Telepathy.
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