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Anyone else not getting pings. I drive from Dt to Katy with app on but get 0 pings I don't get any pings from Katy to highway 6 if I go out after 8. Is it me or app
 

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Are you on or off the freeway? Sometimes I don't get any pings if I'm on the freeway.
 

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Are you on or off the freeway? Sometimes I don't get any pings if I'm on the freeway.
Yea I do take I10 but westhimer get me same results Could it be my rating I am at 4.71 and it stuck there it hasn't gone back up past 5 months look like it only goes down
 

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Are you on or off the freeway? Sometimes I don't get any pings if I'm on the freeway.
I get pings on 288 South freeway while driving south until Loop 610. I usually don't take them because by the time I accept and Google maps finally decides on a route, I'm a mile past the exit and there aren't really any places to turn around except at Holcomb, OST and Yellowstone. I'd have to exit at 610 and get off on Almeda. I did it once and the pax cancelled.
 

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My very firstest ever ping came when I first turned on the app while in my driveway in Pearland. It was from a house a few blocks away and going to Hobby. Which was great, because the day before, I dropped off visiting relatives at Hobby and knew the way. Since then, I've only had one other ping in Pearland and it ended up being a two hour plus grocery store run followed by a drive nearly to Galveston, and back. My net was nearly $100.

Oh, I had one other, it was eighteen minutes away in Fresno for a trip to Missouri City. $7 trip for a half hour of my time not counting the time it took to drive into Houston.

Since, I've cruised Pearland a bit, taking the long way around to get to 288, and once drove over from my house in west Pearland to Friendswood. Nada.
 

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Patience, Patience, Patience.

Get your car ready, get yourself ready

Turn on the app, wait at home until the first ping comes though.

You don't need to have your keys in your hand, standing at the door. As long as your able to mobilize in 2-3min, the rider won't notice. It even gives them a couple min to cancel.

If your waiting for an hour, you could of been waiting an hour in the car, at least your at home and are able to watch tv or something else you may enjoy.
 

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You do not need to be "at the right place, at the right time". As mentioned on here, you can get pings from 20 minutes away. (That is a pretty good radius). When Uber finds the closest driver, it does not take into account, if you have to go 3 miles to the next exit to turn around.

i.e. I have been cruising on 59 North and get a ping from the Hilton Americas. My closest u-turn is outside downtown. Surely, I am not the only driver in Downtown.

Therefore, if you are sitting at your house, the Uber algorithm is going to calculate your distance compared to that of another driver. It's going to draw the route straight through houses, buildings, etc. (as if you can fly over those buildings to get to the rider). It is not going to calculate your exact route (using roads), nor that of the other driver that may get the ping.
 
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