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bubba    923
32 minutes ago, ricklev said:

Hmmmm. Are you sure that's how it works? Google tells me otherwise........ but maybe the new app introduced in Thailand a couple of weeks ago includes that info for the driver.    

 

https://www.google.co.th/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CHBF_enTH726TH726&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=do uber drivers know the destination

 

Uber's help page for drivers is pretty interesting:

 

https://help.uber.com/h/64904bd6-66ca-47e9-965d-324413079f5c

 

 

 

Have you ever wondered an uber rider’s final destination before you arrive at their location? I have good news for you.  You can see where your passengers are going before you arrive at the pickup location, yes there’s a way.

 

http://rideordriveuber.com/how-to-find-an-uber-riders-final-destination-before-picking-them-up/#

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ricklev    473
1 minute ago, bubba said:

 

 

Have you ever wondered an uber rider’s final destination before you arrive at their location? I have good news for you.  You can see where your passengers are going before you arrive at the pickup location, yes there’s a way.

 

http://rideordriveuber.com/how-to-find-an-uber-riders-final-destination-before-picking-them-up/#

You must be right then!

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bubba    923
9 minutes ago, ricklev said:

You must be right then!

 

Yes, and every time I get in an Uber car, Thailand and elsewhere, the driver has the route on his device and I have the same route on mine.

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lkn    222

It would appear that the airport is not the only destination with a fixed price.

 

Hang Dong Golf Club is 300 baht (17 km) and Kad Farang Village is 350 baht (13 km), another location in Hang Dong also showed me 350 baht.

 

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sharktooth    798
11 minutes ago, lkn said:

It would appear that the airport is not the only destination with a fixed price.

 

Hang Dong Golf Club is 300 baht (17 km) and Kad Farang Village is 350 baht (13 km), another location in Hang Dong also showed me 350 baht.

 

 

I noticed that as well. I can get a taxi to Kad Farang for 300, but Uber want 350. 

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siam2007    1,156
On 08/01/2017 at 5:09 PM, anotheruser said:

 

That's funny. I was just in Bali and there are signs everywhere saying no Uber or Grab pick ups. So the day after new year I need a taxi for a short distance in Seminyak. The restaurant called the taxi and said the taxi wanted 100,000 Rupiah and that was the best they could negotiate for us. 

 

The fare should have been maybe 35,000 at most. I agreed to it because what are you going to do? Anyway so on the way back I started talking to my friend about how great Uber is, how they have better drivers and cars, how they are cheaper, more pleasant to deal with etc, I really went over the top with it and watched the driver in the mirror get agitated as I talked about it.

 

He wouldn't even drop us off directly at our destination so the last thing I told him is Uber does that lol

 

I hope he had a pleasant night after ward. Quite amusing to be able to directly let him know you have me this time but your days are numbered, there are other choices now. Happy 2017!

 

 

you agreed to a total rip-off. Easy to walk just 100 Meters or so and then order an UBER or GRAB to pick you up around the corner. And if not those, call BLUEBIRD hotline and the will send a metered cab that ALWAYS switches on the Meter without saying a word (unless you hopped on one of those numerous Bluebird-copycats)

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siam2007    1,156
On 08/01/2017 at 7:44 PM, anotheruser said:

 

I believe the one the restaurant called was a Bluebird. Taxis in Bali no matter what kind they were would not take a fare for anything less than 50,000 Rupiah. Not sure if this is just lately but that was the case a week ago. Transport there was as bad as Phuket price wise. Anyway sure let's get back to Chiang Mai and Uber but it seems most everything has been said now.

 

 

That is not a Bluebird then, as a Bluebird cab would even accept a 15K fare. If not, the driver won't last long

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bubba    923

OK, off-topic again, but In defence of Bluebird, I have taken them extensively in both Jakarta and Bali and never once had a problem. Meter was always used whether I phoned for them, used their app or flagged one down. Bluebird have built their reputation on being fair and honest, and that is why they are so successful in Indonesia.

 

Yes, I have been told there are fake Bluebird taxis, but I can't believe a real Bluebird taxi would have charged you anything other than the meter, even if the restaurant called them for you.

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cheeryble    653

I just went to sign up to Uber.
It asked for my card details, but I have heard one can pay cash in Chiangmai (question: and all Thailand??) if ordering via Line.
So is it possible to join without card details which i prefer not to use if poss?
BTW how does one order taxi by Line or I presume there's an Uber app?

Another thought....my Line already has .uber as a friend......does that mean I'm already to go without further sign up?


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cheeryble    653

thanks Sharky


Humph!

I entered my phone number and clicked "l forgot my password"
It went next page to ask my email address.
I wrote it.
It told me that email address is not associated with that phone number.
Eeeeek!

How do I get out this dead end?

Ps I don't remember signing up before
Pps is it possible to get all the Line promotions in ?English instead of .thai?


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cheeryble    653
Are you using the app? 

Yes I am, and that's what the prob happened in

BTW I entered the 4 digit code that came in on the phone.....seemingly successfully

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sharktooth    798
6 minutes ago, cheeryble said:

Yes I am, and that's what the prob happened in

BTW I entered the 4 digit code that came in on the phone.....seemingly successfully

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Dunno, it's kinda weird. Mine doesn't have any link to my Line account.

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cheeryble    653

I think maybe I got the connection with LINE thru an early link on this thread.....yes, think it gave the Line ID for Uber.......was attracted by being able to use cash .....bit old fashioned ....and Line gives the promotions etc, but my Thai reading is limited.

Sub question....tho would still love help with setting up an account first and foremost:
Is it poss to order a pickup on ?Über or Grab?
I usually carry my bike on the back of my own jeep, but often would like a pickup with the bike.....


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