Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
1074 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 2319989 18-Sep-2019 20:52
Send private message

neb: As I mentioned above, try Zoomy. They're like Uber, but with ethics.

 

Dude, I prefer Zoomy as well. Thing is, they only operate in the 3 major cities. See https://zoomy.co.nz/passengers

 

Honestly, I wish they would advertise more. They really need to grow their market share. Start in cities not yet covered by Uber. There are very few passengers that I can pick up & often I have to drive 7-10min for a pickup. Uber passengers most of the time are 3-5min away. 





Please keep this GZ community vibrant by contributing in a constructive & respectful manner.


2411 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2319997 18-Sep-2019 21:29
Send private message

CokemonZ:

Be careful wit this. Booking an uber essentially means they activate your booking 15 mins or so before you want to ride.


If there is no one around to accept it, no ride for you. It's not like a taxi where they pre-allocate it to someone, and they know.


I live in a pretty uber friendly area, but missed a 6:30am flight as no uber showed at my booked time (5am)



Are you sure about this? I've booked several 4am rides to the airport this way from the North Shore where there are typically no Ubers around at that time and never had an issue so far. Granted I normally do this several days ahead.

If it really does just schedule it for a future time then what's the point? How far ahead did you book that Uber, at 6am?

 
 
 
 


375 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2320032 18-Sep-2019 22:40
Send private message

insane:
CokemonZ:

 

Be careful wit this. Booking an uber essentially means they activate your booking 15 mins or so before you want to ride.

 

 

 

If there is no one around to accept it, no ride for you. It's not like a taxi where they pre-allocate it to someone, and they know.

 

 

 

I live in a pretty uber friendly area, but missed a 6:30am flight as no uber showed at my booked time (5am)

 



Are you sure about this? I've booked several 4am rides to the airport this way from the North Shore where there are typically no Ubers around at that time and never had an issue so far. Granted I normally do this several days ahead.

If it really does just schedule it for a future time then what's the point? How far ahead did you book that Uber, at 6am?

 

 

 

I booked the night before. To be fair that was probably 18 months ago now, and I've been so put off I have never tried it at a risky time again.

 

I asked another driver on a scheduled pickup how it worked, and he said it just popped up like a normal request. No reason to doubt - but no proof either i guess.

 

It works well in an uber friendly area at an uber friendly time.


28599 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2320056 19-Sep-2019 06:57
Send private message

Zoomy isn't really a serious competitor for Uber. They've just seriously struggled to gain market share or drivers. Having reinvented their business numerous times over the years (they started off just relying on partnering with taxi companies) I'm really surprised they're still around.

 

For those who have a moral compass and don't like Uber then Ola is the only real alternative, however despite all their advertising and pricing that undercuts Uber most drivers only get a fraction of their work from Ola and most still rely on Uber.

 

 


1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09


Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.