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I love Uber. I don’t own a car, so using Uber is my go-to for getting around. For the most part, the drivers are excellent and there’s no issue. However the GPS and time estimations can be incredibly frustrating. The pick up and drop off pins don’t take many offroads and parking lots into account, which has caused many drivers to get lost when trying to find me. Many drivers use a third-party navigation system such as Google Maps, Apple Maps, and Waze, which give a much more accurate location, but some don’t and that’s when I'm most likely to get a call from the driver asking where I am. Drivers shouldn’t have to rely on third party apps to find me! I don’t believe Uber’s map takes traffic into account, either. Twice today my trips have been delayed by traffic, which could have been saved by the app suggesting a faster route. Uber sends me a notification just saying sorry for the delay and gives me a new ETA, which annoys me because it feels like a fake apology. I would feel more confident in the system if it allowed me to write a review about the trip/delay so at least my frustration could be used to improve the system. Overall Uber is a great service and I will continue to use it, there’s just a few gripes I’ve noticed that are keeping Uber from its full potential that I wish they would put more consideration into.
I used to be a big fan of Uber because I use it 8 to 10 times a week and it was a big help considering I am unable to drive. But for the past five months or so I’ve been having major issues connecting with my driver in the correct pick up location. For some reason the GPS sends the driver to the wrong pick up location when trying to pick me up for my ride. I live in a condominium complex with about six other condominium buildings so it’s a little confusing if you are not sent to the correct address via the Uber GPS. This causes problems and tension between the rider and the driver because the driver thinks he’s in the right spot but he is clearly at the wrong address and I have to explain to them every single time that this happens all the time with the driver and it’s not their fault. This also causes me to be late to my class every time they pick me up because I either have to walk or wait for them to turn around and come back to the right place. I use the UberX option so there should be no reason for me to walk. I have sent this information to Uber through the app but they have yet to fix it I don’t even get a response from them even though I am a gold rewards member, so I am resorting to leaving a three star rating along with this lengthy written review. I’m hoping someone sees this and and it’s brought to the attention of someone who is able to fix this issue because it is very annoying. Someone please help!! Sincerely, Loyal Uber Rider
Firstly, let’s talk about the poor GPS system Uber has as of late. I’ve have three Uber’s cancel on me in one day while I was trying to make it to work on time bc Uber put the wrong location for my pickup even after I chose my home as the pickup location. This has happened on several occasions and I had to dispute cancellation fees and ride fees. Then, on more than one occasion I had the unfortunate case of my Uber starting the trip without me in the car and I had to cancel the ride and again dispute cancellation charges. And last but not least I want to touch on the Ride Pass and why I advise that you don’t waste your money on it. The way the Ride Pass is advertised you would think that you get a set fare for all of your rides as long as they’re within New York City. Well that couldn’t be further from the truth because as it turns out the “set fare” only applies to the places (to and from) in which you were going when you purchased the Ride Pass. So let’s say you were going from home to work and they gave you a set pool price and a set X price that only applies to you going from home to work and back. Every other ride is priced at the flat rate fare and it’s subject to change every time. All and all it’s a scam, ten dollars isn’t much but it’s the principle and the false advertisement that’s going on with the purchase of a Ride Pass. So if you want to save yourself ten dollars I say skip on the Ride Pass and just stick to the regular prices.
I had a great experience with uber so far, but just recently, I had an issue where many of my recent drivers got lost along the way, taking a wrong turn from what their GPS said, some of them asked me where to go next. I was polite and helped those who asked, and I still tipped each driver despite the inconvenience. However, one of these drivers apparently gave me a terrible score, dropping my perfect 5 star passenger rating. Uber drivers can refuse to pick you up if they don’t like your passenger rating. It’s not fair that I can’t explain what happened or contest the rating, or that I’m getting the backlash for their mistake and they get to keep the tip, anyway. Completely unfair and uber does nothing about it. I don’t take uber that often, so the one rating was enough to drop my average quite a bit! One fluke rating should be either canceled out, or I should allow a chance to explain the situation and revoke a tip if the driver is going to be so rude and unfair. In addition, I’ve read many uber drivers saying they will intentionally give riders poor ratings if the trip was inconvenient for them: if it’s too far out of the way, if they didn’t feel the trip was far enough (and a big enough fare), or apparently if they don’t like the route to get there and can’t figure out their GPS. It’s not fair for drivers to be able to do that at all. Poor ratings should be for poor behavior, not for frustrations with the standard expectations of their job.
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.
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