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  1. Articles
    Here we are again, on the other side of Thanksgiving, and barrelling towards Christmas. What better gift for the holidays than sarcastic Uber Drivers telling their passengers what's what. This another entry in our regular series of articles that dives into the 'Golden Thread' of UP.NET (from...
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    Ding. Ding. DING! Wecome to Round Three of our ongoing series of Love Letters. This is our biweekly dive into the 'Golden Thread' of UP.NET (from the fine folks in the Washington D.C. sub-forum) For years, the clever drivers of the nations Capital have been dealing with adversity (people are...
  3. Articles
    And, we're back! Our regular dive into the 'Golden Thread' of UP.NET (from the fine folks in the D.C. forum) focuses on the discerning and perceptive Uber Driver. One who deals with adversity using a healthy mixture of calm observation, and passive-agressive wit. It is a style that takes a few...
  4. San Diego
    Hi all! I been collecting unemployment because of the slowdown. I want to return to uber driving but I want to when the market gets busy again. So for drivers still out there driving , has it busy ? I’m getting UI PLUS that 600 a week but I want to start driving again by August. Hopefully it’s...
  5. San Diego
    800 trips, never rode the night shift, usually cut out around 9. Decide one night I'm feeling frisky. First ride after the clock strikes 9 is Pacers. Roll up to an intensely inebriated couple. Gets in and the woman immediately starts dropping N bombs, not wanting to waste time playing games...
  6. Technology
    I have a system and technology to make it easy for Drivers and Passengers to instantly and securely confirm a ride match. I will be releasing a stand-alone app which issues a PIN for the driver or passenger to Confirm upon Pick Up. This eliminates the chance for the wrong passenger to get in...
  7. Complaints
    I am a frequent UberX pax. When I get into an UberX and I am stressed about work, I do not want to tell the driver to turn the music down. I do not want to seem bossy. Sometimes the driver seems easy to ask. Sometimes they seem like stone idols who do not want to be bothered. What really...
  8. Lyft
    I live in Brunswick, GA. We often take passengers to Jacksonville Int'l. (In Florida) Airport about 45 minutes away. With Lyft I get multiple pings in Florida after I drop my passenger off. I'm assuming it's ok to accept rides in FL since they're coming my way. Looking for input. Thanks!
  9. Complaints
    I’ve been lurking reading through these forums and something happened to me more than a few times with Uber and receiving requests. There has been such slow days lately and I found something weird with the requests. I literally would be sitting for thirty minutes or more in a spot waiting for...
  10. Toronto (Ontario)
    Would like to know under what conditions when a Customer requests an Uber and they decides to cancel, that the driver receives the $4.40 cancellation fee? Had 2 cancellations from pax, for both I accepted the request, one I received a cancellation fee, after the pax cancelled. For the 2nd I...
  11. Articles
    First off, let us be clear that this is not about increasing Driver pay, or lowering Passenger cost. Uber and Lyft are not going to pay their Drivers more money. Both ride hail companies have been bleeding Venture Capital money by the billions, each and every quarter. They are constantly...
  12. News
    https://www.oregonlive.com/tylt/2019/01/is_it_okay_to_eat_in_an_uber_o.amp You would never whip out a hamburger in your friend's car without asking if it was okay, right? The same goes for Ubers and Lyfts. Your food stinks up the car for the rest of the day, affecting drivers' business and...
  13. Technology
    Full: https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/guid/7131BE3C-F4E7-11E8-AD71-A9FA5576A6EF Just one year has passed since bitcoin enthusiasts forecasted that the cryptocurrency would hit a price of $1 million. But that was then. With the price of bitcoin BTCUSD-3.97% having fallen almost 80% from...
  14. News
    Full: https://www.recode.net/2018/11/16/18098546/uber-san-francisco-air-quality-masks California's devastating wildfires are causing unhealthy air conditions for locals breathing in harmful fumes - and a good sales opportunity for some Uber drivers. In San Francisco, which currently has the...
  15. News
    I called this: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/uber-bans-drivers-from-broadcasting-recordings-of-riders-months-after/article_febb3b4f-cedd-59ca-813a-8a34ba617275.amp.html A group of men piled into an Uber SUV late last month. They started complaining about work and their bosses. They...
  16. News
    https://heavy.com/news/2018/11/watch-uber-driver-tara-strong-democrats/amp/ On Tuesday, actress Tara Strong posted a video of her Uber driver yelling furious and driving erratically after he found out that she and her friend were Democrats. In the video, the driver repeatedly tells the women...
  17. News
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/10/22/uber-driver-shot-possible-robbery/amp/ LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) - An Uber driver was shot several times overnight in unincorporated Willowbrook, and police are trying to determine if he was robbed by his passengers. The shooting in the...
  18. News
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/18/17995540/uber-voip-data-call On Thursday, Uber announced a new way for riders and drivers to communicate through the company's app using voice over internet protocol, or VoIP. Much like Skype or FaceTime audio, Uber's new VoIP feature uses an internet...
  19. Stories
    My dad was recently on vacation and took Uber to and from the airport. He told me the following in regards to what an Uber driver told him: The driver said said he drives part-time, so he drives about 20 hours a week and makes around $800 a week. Huh? He'd have to be averaging $40 an hour...
  20. Stories
    Had this Persian girl yell at me telling me I was going the wrong way, twice, when in fact I was trying to position the car to make a U-turn to go the right way. She made a false assumption. She was one of those nagging types who probably feels that me being male means I'm supposed to be nagged...
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