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Post by char-ming on Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:28 pm

Anyone have a phone number for an Uber driver?
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Post by dcampbell757 on Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:32 pm

There are no phone numbers for Uber Registered drivers; contact is though an app only. Some personal drivers claim to be from Uber, but are not. Many of the non-allied drivers are excellent. Uber is usually a little less expensive.

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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:11 pm

Yes, UBER is contacted via an app only. Because of the power outage, I used them twice yesterday. Both drivers were very nice with late model cars. $35 pesos to SAT from Ajijic (near the LCS). Hard to beat those prices

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Post by Canada_Mike on Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:37 pm

However, is you use an Uber driver, they may very well provide you with a card so you can call them directly. Juts sayin'.

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Post by Trailrunner on Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:18 pm

And then would you be paying cash or would it go on your credit card?
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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:41 am

Cash. He would be doing this off the books so he doesn't have to give Uber their cut. He would probably charge more too.

BTW......you don't have to use a credit card for UBER. You can get the app and set it for cash. That is how I use them. The only downside is after a certain hour at night most of the drivers only accept those that have attached their credit card or gift card to their account. I suppose this is for security reasons.

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Post by Trailrunner on Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:31 am

Yes, I know, I use the UBER app with my c/c. I was just trying to point out that these guys probably aren't really UBER drivers. I did use one of them once though for a trip into Guad and back. He charged the same, I had to pay in cash (was having trouble with the app), he monitored the UBER app the whole time, better car, AC, really knew his way around Guad, and he wasn't a "taxi chimp" (Spencer's term, love it!)  

Either way, the cost of transportation in the area has gone down to a more reasonable rate. That's a good thing.
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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:16 am

Its so cheap I usually leave a huge tip. They could double their rates and it would still be reasonable.

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Post by solajijic on Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:19 am

I like the gift card idea. It would be better to have $100 US sitting on account than leaving a CC on file. Some gift cars have a procedure for adding to them electronically.

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Post by Intercasa on Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:33 am

You can only phone Uber from a rotary phone in a British phonebooth.
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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:41 am

Dr. Who is driving an UBER now......????

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Post by oatsie on Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:52 pm

I have never used UBER but wondering how I would recognize my UBER driver picking me up at a public place such as the OXXO at the airport or a busy street corner in Guadalajara ?
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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:02 pm

You are provided with the make/model of the car, the license number and the drivers name.

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Post by Canada_Mike on Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:46 pm

At the airport I also called him and mentioned I was wearing a red shirt. Also, they can't stop at the OXXO anymore. That whole side of the road has posts all along the way. You have to look or each other.
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Post by DeborahE on Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:07 pm

Can't they pull in to the paid lot at the airport and still pick you up somewhere around OXXO? Don't you get 15 minutes free in that lot?

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Post by Canada_Mike on Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:44 pm

I suppose, but I know they don't like to get out of their cars.
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Post by DeborahE on Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:00 pm

Canada_Mike wrote:I suppose, but I know they don't like to get out of their cars.

Why would they have to get out of their car? I had an Uber driver at a crowded airport telephone me to see who answered their phone - then he knew who he was picking up - opened his door - waved at me and all was good.

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Post by Canada_Mike on Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:10 pm

That's a god plan. And I d on't thnk they have t get out of their cars. (Parking wasn't my idea.)
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Post by phxfunguy on Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:06 am

They like to pick you up at the domestic arrival end of the airport on the center island where it's less crowded. You can follow the car approaching on the real time map on the app and then wave your phone at him as he drives up. I used Uber for the first time on a trip to Mexico City last week and it was fabulous...an hour drive out to Xochimilco for $211 which ended up being the same charge for the trip to Chapala from the airport here, so basically half price. All nice newer model cars and several drivers were older businessmen with time on their hands...gave us a nice history lesson along the way in CDMX.
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Post by suegarn on Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:50 pm

Does anyone know the average rate for an Uber to Tlaquepaque from West Ajijic?  I haven't downloaded the app yet, but it sounds like something that would be worthwhile.

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Post by dcampbell757 on Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:59 am

Go to the Uber.com website. There is a section to use in order to estimate fare.

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Post by Trailrunner on Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:21 am

From SAT to Tlaquepaque is 254.63.
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Post by Canada_Mike on Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:58 am

I paid 210 from Ajijic village.
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Post by Trailrunner on Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:11 am

The OP didn't specify an address or location in Tlaquepaque so I just plugged in the town. It's very possible that the price will go up or down with a specific destination.
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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:15 am

We used UBER all around Guadalajara last night. There was 7 of us so we used the"SUV" option. Never waited longer than 5 minutes or so and everyone was a late model Ford Explorer with professional drivers. I was kind of feeling sorry for the taxi guys cause when we left a restaurant or night club it was UBER after UBER pulling up to pick people up.

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