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Post by Trailrunner Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:16 pm

Any UBER users out there? Guadalajara? Lakeside? I'm told by an UBER driver there are drivers listed in Ajijc.
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Post by David Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:30 pm

Really?
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Post by viajero Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:25 pm

Some taxistas at the Central Nueva bus station in Guadalajara trashed an Uber car yesterday,broke it's windows,etc.

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Post by Trailrunner Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:40 pm

David wrote:Really?

Yeah! I was just talking on FB with a UBER driver from New Jersey who was just visiting Ajijic and said she checked the app when she was here and saw there were drivers in Ajijic. She said the drivers won't 'hover' around unless there is a market but will - if UBER is being used.

They also said we can use them from GDL to the lake and 2 people said they paid 200p for that trip.

I'd love to use them. Called a taxista Thurs night for Fri morning and he said good. Next morning when he was 10 mins late I called him again. He said he was at the OXXO and would be here in 3 mins. He never showed up. I want UBER.
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Post by Rosa Venus Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:45 pm

That war between regular taxis and Uber has been going on for a while. It's hard to imagine Uber working at the lake.

That's a great price though for getting from Guadalajara to the Lake.
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Post by David Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:07 pm

How does one find them?
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Post by Trailrunner Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:23 pm

Go on the UBER app and request one, I guess. Or maybe they have a location map or something.
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Post by Rosa Venus Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:36 pm

Everything you ever wanted to know and more.  Very Happy

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Post by indijones Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:04 pm

Uber is not welcomed in mexico, france , broward county etc.

There have been plenty of reports of uber drivers being attacked and their vehicles damaged.

You dont want to be a passenger if that uber guy encounters a taxi mob

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Post by David Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:06 am

Uber works just fine in Mexico City and it's very popular.
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Post by CanuckBob Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:11 am

With Mexico City being a hot spot for "taxi type" kidnappings that is surprising........go figure.
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Post by Intercasa Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:12 am

Lakeside desperately needs UBER. The taxi guys are laxy and wont work late and for tourism there needs to be a reliable way to get people between GDL and Chapala after 8pm and only having 3 local guys to call wont cut it especially as nobody wants to come to Chapala, know nobody and be stranded.
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Post by CanuckBob Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:15 am

Or they need a taxi service that operates later. Business opportunity??
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Post by David Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:27 am

Perfect op for UBER.
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Post by Trailrunner Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:44 am

Yep, perfect. As I said, after multiple calls and promises I waited for my lazy taxista to pick me up a week ago - and he never did.

Doubt that could happen with UBER, you have pictures of the car and driver on your phone, their exact location, and constant communication with that designated driver.

I need to ID that taxista, btw, he is a WM taxista by the name of Gabriel.
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Post by Intercasa Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:47 am

I gave up on the local taxis guys, very lazy. Only between 2 and 4 really work after hours and this is info that we as residents know. Would be a great business but this is the mentality that kills tourism, one where nobody wants to work. UBER would be great, reduce DUIs and allow for more tourism as well as for people to have a secure way to get to GDL and back for medical testing.
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Post by brigitte Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:14 pm

It is the way to go in most cities, here it may take a little time but I think this is what we will end up with. Cheaper and more practical.
Last time I was in Paris tht is all we used, UBER and the electrical cars you can pick up and leave all over the city. Again cheaper than cab and if you are lucky to live near one of the places you can leave the car you really do not need a car.

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Post by artsnob Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:06 am

Just this last week I have used Uber in Mex City, so easy with their app on my phone,

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Post by Zedinmexico Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:12 pm

Yea have to agree about local Taxi with a few exceptions. Tried living without a car for a few years and gave up and bought a city car. We tried without it just didn't work for us. Ended up begging for a ride to Ajijic at night. Worked most of the time but don't understand why younger local taxi drivers don't drive at least til 10pm. Is ripping off taxi drivers at night a problem here??  You wouldn't think a bus could run in high season til 11pm on weekends right?

Does anybody know a taxi driver or bus driver well enough to get a straight answer???

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Post by indijones Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:39 am

I dont like uber
454 million dollar operating loss
Big bubble ipo
Taking billions from investors

Flawed business plan

Placing customers in danger, specially females.

Read all about it www.whoisdrivingyou.org


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Post by Trailrunner Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:33 am

Zedinmexico wrote:Does anybody know a taxi driver or bus driver  well enough to get a straight answer???
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Yes. I know one of each and will try to get a reasonable answer as to why they won't run at night and what they expect people to do if they need a ride home at midnight.
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Post by Playaboy Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:45 am

Maybe the local taxi union could try something like this.

WhatsApp Taxi

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Post by Jerlyn Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:54 am

Any chance that info on these one or two drivers that work late nights can be shared, need to get out once in awhile ~ tried bar-hopping in Chapala on a Friday night once, it was kinda dismal :)

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Post by brigitte Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:17 pm

That has happened to me in San Cristobal where the taxi had to pick me up at 4 AM to go to the airport..never showed up never answered his hone and I had to start walking in the deserted street to hail a cab..at least there they do have a few cabs at that time but what a pain and it is streesull as you do not know if you are going to make the plane or not..yes UBER is nice.

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Post by brigitte Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:17 pm

That has happened to me in San Cristobal where the taxi had to pick me up at 4 AM to go to the airport..never showed up never answered his hone and I had to start walking in the deserted street to hail a cab..at least there they do have a few cabs at that time  but  what a pain and it is streesull as you do not know if you are going to make the plane or not..yes UBER is nice.

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