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Title: Uber
Post by: Parsifal on January 28, 2017, 11:42:53 PM
Has anyone here used Uber?

I'm thinking about giving it a try. I installed the app on my phone, only to find out that you need Google Apps to use it. (I have historically avoided Google Apps on my phone as I don't like how tied the Android ecosystem is to Google's services.)

If it's all it's jazzed up to be, I don't mind installing Google Apps to give it a go, though I do wish there wasn't such a dependency.
Title: Re: Uber
Post by: Boots on January 28, 2017, 11:49:31 PM
Has anyone here used Uber?

I'm thinking about giving it a try. I installed the app on my phone, only to find out that you need Google Apps to use it. (I have historically avoided Google Apps on my phone as I don't like how tied the Android ecosystem is to Google's services.)

If it's all it's jazzed up to be, I don't mind installing Google Apps to give it a go, though I do wish there wasn't such a dependency.

I have friends that have used it. It can be great. There are no proper price controls though, apparently. The price is based strictly on supply and demand. During periods of high demand the price can get ridiculous! You have to watch out for that.
Title: Re: Uber
Post by: garygreen on January 28, 2017, 11:57:08 PM
i'll never use any other taxi service ever again.
Title: Re: Uber
Post by: Rama Set on January 29, 2017, 12:33:53 AM
i'll never use any other taxi service ever again.

Depending on how big the price surge is in Toronto, taxis are occasionally cheaper.
Title: Re: Uber
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 29, 2017, 12:46:35 AM
In my city Lyft has like three times the drivers, and treats the drivers better. So while I prefer Lyft, both Uber and Lyft are miles better than taxis.
Title: Re: Uber
Post by: junker on January 29, 2017, 12:55:35 AM
I've used Uber and Lyft in various cities. They're fine, nothing life changing. A bit more comfy than a taxi.
Title: Re: Uber
Post by: Sean on January 29, 2017, 01:05:55 AM
I only use uber. Taxis are usuallyat least about double the price and I've had bad experiences with customer service with our local taxi.

I've not had to worry about surge prices inthe last couple of years and I've traveled in and out of Boston during peak weekend hours.
Title: Re: Uber
Post by: Sean on January 29, 2017, 01:06:39 AM
I also like it cause you know exactly where your taxi is and about what time they'll arrive
Title: Re: Uber
Post by: Parsifal on January 29, 2017, 01:18:41 AM
In my city Lyft has like three times the drivers, and treats the drivers better. So while I prefer Lyft, both Uber and Lyft are miles better than taxis.

Lyft doesn't appear to exist outside the US, so Uber is my only option for this kind of thing.
Title: Re: Uber
Post by: Parsifal on January 29, 2017, 08:06:02 AM
Following my installation of LineageOS (https://forum.tfes.org/index.php?topic=5790.0), I have set up Google Apps and got Uber up and running. Still don't have anywhere to go, though.

Maybe I'll try an Uber tomorrow.