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Uber - Request a ride

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User Reviews for Uber - Request a ride

4
Over It

It’s been a good run but I’m over it. As of recent, I keep having to order my rides 20-30 minutes early to get to work on time and even then, I don’t get to work on time. People are so in a hurry to accept a ride that they accept rides knowing they are 30 minutes away and in the middle of dropping off someone else instead of letting the ride go to another person. I watched a person PURPOSELY drive in the opposite direction of my pick up location after they dropped off the other passenger (this was after I waited for about 15 minutes). It went from 13 minutes away to 28 all because the person seemed to keep driving home instead of just cancelling. That’s ridiculous! The day before that I had another driver who decided to accept a ride knowing they were 30 minutes away and I ended up cancelling because even when 15 minutes passed they still hadn’t dropped off their other passenger. I tried to hold on because I love Uber and it’s perks, but it’s not worth it with the recent surge of crappy drivers. There’s no support number and I couldn’t even report the person who drove in the opposite direction of my pick up location. I’m done. Account deleted. I’ll be with Lyft from this point forward and I hope to have no issues.

85Forever, Jan 29, 2021
1
Never using again

Several days ago I ordered an Uber ride from a ride share pick up location in a mall. I saw that the driver made it to the mall but was at the wrong pick up location. This is a very large shopping center with about 8 floors and multiple entrance. He stopped moving for a while so I messaged him to ask how much longer he would be and gave him my exact location. Without responding he canceled my ride. I later found out that I was charged a fee even though I didn’t cancel the ride. I first disputed this charge on the app, to which I received an Uber credit/cash for. There’s no way to contact customer support so I left a complaint for the driver and left a message explaining what he did. I stated that if Uber did not refund my original form of payment I would dispute the charge. Minutes later I received a response explaining that they will refund the charge on my credit card.Never again. Why would they allow drivers to do this with no repercussions? I was late to my meeting and what made it so frustrating is that the driver was so close but at the wrong pick up location. The problem could’ve been resolved had he just replied to my message. He did not make any attempt to communicate with me.I will only use Lyft now since they are much more reliable and hold their drivers accountable. For example, the second ride I ordered after that incident was through Lyft and the driver was late. Lyft discounted my ride for the late pick up. As they should.

Cj2206, Feb 21, 2022
3
Use at your own risk!

I heard so many good stories about people using Uber and being pleased with its service, but when my wife and I reached Los Angeles and decided to use it I found out the harsh reality. Unfortunately, Uber has become a master of deception using its large user base to suggest confidence, but after getting a quote for a little over 40 dollars, my wife and I ended up getting charged almost 100 dollars because of difference in “time” and “distance.” I would be fine if that were the truth, but instead we had a driver that wasn’t focused and missed his exit, then his phone died and we had to use our own phones to guide him. This resulted in us having to drive another 30 minutes just because their own driver didn’t plan ahead or pay attention to the road. I will NEVER use Uber again because the only thing they did to “fix” the problem was give me 5 Uber bucks without any notification and then ignore any requests sent via app to find a proper resolution. So much for customer “support.” UPDATEAfter a few days of trying to find out how to talk with support staff directly I was able to reach a satisfying solution. I believe the best way to avoid situations like this would be to make the app send a notification when support staff message you, instead of you having to dig and find out where to talk to them. Because of their understanding I may use Uber again, but just be wary about knowing where to contact anyone in case of a bad ride.

HonestyWithASideOfFries, Oct 02, 2019
1
DON’T DO IT!

I started off delivering for Uber Eats via bicycle. I was then given the option to rent a car so I could drive Uber X. Instead of having me complete a new background check BEFORE I was approved to rent the car, Uber allowed me to rent for a week and then proceeded to take me completely offline for 3-5 business days until it was passed. I called, emailed, and texted Uber support numerous of times where I was told to either create a new account for Uber Eats while my background check was being completed OR there was nothing there could do; couldn’t even be transferred to another agent. This went on every single day for an entire week. After my background check was approved, my rental agreement was up the following day. I had one day to make an entire week to pay for the rental. Uber not only stole from me but also blocked my account because of fraudulent activity after I was told by multiple support agents to make a new account to be able to continue to deliver. I was twenty deliveries away from myself and my roommate getting the referral reward. I have saved every screenshot of every conversation I’ve had with Uber support for when I review on my social media accounts. This company is very unethical, VERY unprofessional, doesn’t care for their drivers, and completely wasted a week of my money and time because of their negligence. I would definitely try Lyft, DoorDash, or even your local Domino’s before I EVER recommend Uber Eats or Uber X to anyone in my lifetime.

ihitharleyquinn, Jun 28, 2022
3
Mediocre support and service

If you need a cheap ride and you need to get somewhere then I agree Uber is for that. However they need to fix some issues that keep me from wanting me to. For starters the seller fees are absolutely ridiculous! I should not have to be charged for my drivers errors. I have had numerous occasions of being charged a $5 fee for my driver not being able to find my house. Which brings me to my next problem. The GPS navigation they have going is a mess. My old house was a difficult yet not impossible location to find. The u-turn by the gas station was right by the driveway to my house which is easy to miss. However I have tried contacting my Uber drivers giving them guidance. Some still ended up canceling. I have had drivers that would decide it was better to take a longer way for certain places rather than back ways and shortcuts. That also makes everything 10 times worse, because I have been late to work even scheduled ahead of time since these problems with your system have occurred. I’m also currently disabled and can’t/shouldn’t drive, because of it. However I can’t blame Uber for being late for work even though it most certainly is. I take my job seriously so apparently I need to go back to Lyft since I haven’t had any of these issues personally. They even found my house in the dark! Uber needs to fix some stuff before I even think of trying to rely on them again.

Jalmae, Mar 11, 2019
2
Horrible customer service

I would like to address the false advertising on the Uber app for pricing. I understand that when ordering an uber that the timing is what determines the price, however, for the scheduling an uber option, there should be more clarification on how much the price can range. Giving a price range that only shows a 7 dollar price difference does not encapsulate how much the uber can actually be. Also, not only that, but when you schedule an uber, you are not allowed to see the actual price of the ride until AFTER you take it. If I schedule an uber that ranges from $13-$17, I expect the ride to be around that price then, maybe even a little higher, but not much more than that. There should be an option to see the actual price when the driver is on his or her way because if it is going to be too expensive, I would rather cancel it and pay the cancellation fee than pay an absurd fare. If I schedule an uber some time in advance, I should realistically be able to see the price of it when the driver is on the way so it is fair. It is not ethical to have the app designed this way with no way of seeing the real fare of a scheduled uber before taking it. I have not had any other issues with this service except for the lack of this quintessential feature. Also I won’t mention the lack of customer support... I can’t even email Uber a complaint.

KEENANEM, Sep 07, 2020
3
Pickup times getting worse and worse

When deciding wether to use Uber, Lyft or take a taxi, I need accurate pickup times. Increasingly, they are wrong and seem to be a bait and switch. Routinely, the app says, for example, it will take 3 minutes to be picked up so, i request ride. But as soon as a driver confirms pickup, the time until pickup becomes a lot longer. And regardless of the pickup time listed, 9 of 10 times it takes considerably longer for the driver to arrive. I can’t tell If this is an app or driver problem or both. Regarding the app, it looks to me like bait and switch. Get me to select a ride with short pickup time, and suddenly after selecting the ride double it or more. And even the extended time is wrong and the driver takes longer to arrive. This problem continues to worsen. I also now sometimes see drivers not responding to rides, at least on the app. On the driver location, I’ll see a driver sit without moving for minutes before coming to get me. I don’t know if it’s a problem with the app or the driver accepting a ride and taking his to time before coming to get me. This happened at an airport pickup last night again. I walked past the cabs because it showed a 3 minute pickup time But actial pickup was 10 min and i could have practically been home already in the taxi. For the first 5 min the driver sat where he was when he accpeted to ride. I need reliability.

Masmusic9, Mar 04, 2018
1
Money Scammers and poor customer service

I was charged twice for a Uber pass I did not sign up for one was through PayPal and charged to my Wells Fargo debit card and the other was Apple Pay and to my discover credit card. When I was first charge to the PayPal payment format I was refund and I thought everything was okay. Upon trying to use the app again a week later I was forced to pay the the Uber pass charge before continue to confirm a ride and was this charged again. I brought this to Uber attention and they said it was a system error and delayed charged occurred. I provide them with screen shots showing that it was two separate charges to two different cards and instead of returning my money they continually insist that it was a delayed charge. I even explained to them that a delayed charged would all happen on the same payment form not charge a whole new form of payment and a different card, but they still insist I was only charged once even after providing all the evidence of two charges. They don’t care for there customer and the entire time I’m communicating with them it’s taking them days to respond they even sent the same response a couple of times hoping I would not reply. I deleted the app and will never use them again I don’t recommend Uber they are just trying to get as much money as they can. Uber drivers should tell me they want a cash tip because Uber takes to much of the online one. They are just money hungry and don’t care to do what’s right.

Nate D. Simmons, Jun 10, 2021
1
Worst Customer Service Imaginable

I had been riding with Uber for years. Always swore by it. Solid drivers, decent prices. Fortunately, I never had to reach out to customer service for anything. That changed last week. I was charged a $150 cleaning fee for something that should not have been that bad. Mind you, I do fully admit I should’ve been charged a fee; however, I felt like it should’ve been $40 - $80 at the very most. I reached out to customer service FOUR separate times. The first two times they replied to my message with the exact same cookie cutter response. I replied back to each one and got no response back. I reached out a third time signaling how upset I was, finally got a different reply asking what I’d like them to do to remedy the situation. I asked them to give me a lower cleaning fee and listed my reasons why I believed that it should be lower. No response. My fourth message let them know that if they didn’t reply I would stop using their services and leave a negative review on their apps. No response. Why? Because they don’t care. What’s one customer lost?Uber doesn’t have a customer service phone number. Probably because they don’t want to deal with customers because they simply don’t care about them, only the money they cough up. I’m done using Uber, Uber Eats, Postmates, and all of these other Uber subsidiaries.You’re better off using another ride share app such as Lyft or whatever else is out there.

rhcp_frusciantefan, Mar 21, 2022
3
The worst customer service you ever!

Uber is Uber, it’s as good as lyft but pricier, we call know what we’re getting with Uber. What you may not know is the customer service is an absolute joke. They literally won’t give out a number to call or email, and as far as I can see online, they literally don’t have one (even though their website currently says they do give you the number), or if they do they’ve done a great job of making it very unintuitive to find. What they do is, give you a preset list of 4 or 5 possible issues you may have with a specific ride (so no complaints if 5 drivers in a row cancel right before they are at your location). If you click on the thing from the list they just run your trip through some automated program that determines if you get your money back. My most recent incident my driver took a terrible route, then took two wron turns, adding 30 minutes to what was originally estimated to be a 30 minute trip total, and the navigation app he was using said it would be another 30 minutes. At that point it was literally quicker to walk the last 1 ½ miles. So I got out and walked, but it shows up as me having completed the trip, so whether I select driver took poor route or trip was too long, it just spits out an answer based on incomplete information. Clear lack of effort on their part, luckily for me they have competitors that care about the customer experience more then they do.

t dizz, Nov 01, 2017

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