merlin2002

Uber patrons in Chiang Mai

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... and we can't pay cash ... and it is illegal no ? Can anybody confirmed as I would not like to put my credit card on it ... or debit card.

 

Anyway, I don't use it or need it ...for now ...but I heard that in Bangkok, Uber, Grab and other are working quite efficiently.

 

Ph.

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I can't even get them to verify my account on my Thai mobile phone. 

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ID: 8   Posted (edited)

Uber was actually on a Original Thaivisa Youtube post

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Maybe it has to be posted on a major newspaper or from the Government

i am not sure how this can be verified anymore here

IMHO

 

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Y anyone would use Uber rather than a tuk-tuk is beyond me.  Go local, that's my motto.  But if you live far from the city, can't speak Thai, have no personal wheels, perhaps Uber is of some value.  

Well, i'm a Luddite regardless.  Have no smartphone so I'm 'out of the loop'.

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ID: 10   Posted (edited)

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 I'll be debating the good things and challenges with Uber elsewhere.  

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26 minutes ago, Sandy Freckle said:

Yes..., certainly, many things are beyond some people. Fortunately these days..., different people are free to make different free choices. Personally I'm happy to have more transport choices..., just another horses for courses situation. Welcome to personal democracy.:wai:

I have used the normal Taxi Service over the last 6 months

the price has dropped

So maybe we can expect not so much higher prices

i agree i see so many Tuk Tuk drivers and their driving

plus the prices used for a Songtaew  are rediculous

For a small price be driven in a vehicle that has protection and most important Air-conditioning

 

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off to a bad start.  signed up for uber, installed app on mobile phone.  provided phone number, credit card information.

ready to order a ride.  Uber wants to verify my phone, will send verification text (SMS) to my phone.  No code received after 3 tries.

Unable to proceed.  Is there a local phone to call?  Anyone else have similar experience?

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Strange. Is it a Thai number? I just installed it to give it a try in BKK when I'm back. Using my Thai mobile outside Thailand and they sent the SMS verification straight away. No credit card details either as I don't think that's how it works in Thailand. Cash payment AFAIK.


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2 hours ago, Mekong Bob said:

off to a bad start.  signed up for uber, installed app on mobile phone.  provided phone number, credit card information.

ready to order a ride.  Uber wants to verify my phone, will send verification text (SMS) to my phone.  No code received after 3 tries.

Unable to proceed.  Is there a local phone to call?  Anyone else have similar experience?

 

I had the same problem

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I got told by a friend you have to pay using your card, no option to pay by cash, is that right? He did say you can pay cash with grabataxi

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A couple of times a year I have a visitors and see them down town for a few drinks and a meal.

I always use Red Taxis, 'Songtows'. Cheaper then Tuk Tuks and assuming you have an idea of the going rate worth the money.

 

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21 hours ago, Mekong Bob said:

off to a bad start.  signed up for uber, installed app on mobile phone.  provided phone number, credit card information.

ready to order a ride.  Uber wants to verify my phone, will send verification text (SMS) to my phone.  No code received after 3 tries.

Unable to proceed.  Is there a local phone to call?  Anyone else have similar experience?

 

 

This happened to me several times, I tried to sign up with them while in Vietnam as well as in Malaysia, both using a local number. The confirmation sms never came. It was GRAB for me then in Vietnam which worked smoothly, and in Malaysia I am using them since the first month of their operation anyway. As UBER is a US company you have to acknowledge customer service is non-existent

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Ah. My bad. Looks like it is credit card still. Guess I just wasn't asked to register one yet as I haven't tried to make a booking. Thinking to try it more in BKK though, not CM. I guess anything would be good in CM if it brought down there crazy prices of taxis there. Not to mention the even more obscenely priced red songtaews.


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6 minutes ago, SooKee said:

Ah. My bad. Looks like it is credit card still. Guess I just wasn't asked to register one yet as I haven't tried to make a booking. Thinking to try it more in BKK though, not CM. I guess anything would be good in CM if it brought down there crazy prices of taxis there. Not to mention the even more obscenely priced red songtaews.


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20 baht is an obscene price? 

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On 11/20/2016 at 6:47 AM, jobin said:

Y anyone would use Uber rather than a tuk-tuk is beyond me.  Go local, that's my motto.  But if you live far from the city, can't speak Thai, have no personal wheels, perhaps Uber is of some value.  

Well, i'm a Luddite regardless.  Have no smartphone so I'm 'out of the loop'.

 

   Uber cars are also local , Thai drivers  just the same as Tuk-tuks .

I do hope that uber replaces tuk-tuks

Tuk tuks are noisy dirty air polltters  and they mostly drive around empty of customers , filling up the roads , driving at speed and erratically and constantly harassing felang passers by asking them if they want a tuk tuk 

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25 minutes ago, kenk24 said:

 

20 baht is an obscene price? 

 

   Quite often, more often than not red cars will not accept 20 baht for a fare , Tapae gate to the bus station and they usually ask for 100 Baht , although , if you ask enough of them, you can get it for 50 Baht .

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