Lyft - Taxi App Alternative
By Lyft, Inc.
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Need a lift? Try Lyft for a friendly, affordable ride whenever you need one. Request a ride with the tap of a button, and get picked up by a nearby community driver who’ll take you to your destination within minutes. Yep, it's that easy.
• Split the cost of a ride with friends. It’s easy, fast, and secure.
• All Lyft drivers pass comprehensive background and DMV checks.
• Drivers are rated by passengers and only the highest-rated drivers are allowed on the road.
• Lyft provides a first-of-its-kind $1M liability insurance for total peace of mind.
Join the millions who’ve taken 5-star rides. Download and take a ride today!
What people are saying:
"Ride-sharing programs like Lyft are providing commuters with less expensive and more social ways to get around. Users log into the app, specify where they’re heading, and a background-checked driver picks them up for less than a typical cab ride." - TODAY Show
“Lyft is a real community — with both the drivers and riders being inherently social — making real friendships and saving money.” - Time
"In a city where taxis can be scarce and… black town cars are rampant but expensive, Lyft has quickly gained visibility due to low prices and quirky branding." - Ad Age
"Lyft's focus on the everyman has recently extended to the wildly successful Lyft Line carpool service aimed at commuters, which offers discounts of 30% to 60% for sharing a Lyft ride with others." - Fast Company
For Lyft drivers, continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 3.43.0
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$50 coupon: LYFTWIN
First of all, if you haven't taken a ride yet make sure you use the coupon LYFTWIN to get $50 off your first ride! Enter it right before you request a ride. Go to the promotions tab on the app and enter the coupon there. Might as well try it out since it probably won't cost you a thing!!
The app is simple, easy to use and intuitive by design, giving you important info like the driver's face, phone number, and car make and model. It's amazing how quick and seamless the entire process is. A car comes to your door within minutes of pressing a button! The drivers are real people, they are very polite and their cars are clean! Some even come with complementary water, gum and candy! Even if you want to charge your phone, a lot of drivers have phone chargers at your ready! Lyft is definitely cheaper than your average cab. After all this, I don't see why you would ever use a yellow cab again. Even if you want to get a black car on the occasional night out, it's still cheaper and more convenient than hiring your own private driver.
The customer support is also fantastic. I got overcharged on one of my trips and I didn't have to say anything more than a comment on my driver feedback to get a full refund. I'm very happy and I hope Lyft continues to exceed my expectations in not only the app but customer service! I also prefer Lyft much more than other competitors, mainly because they have so much more supply and cars are always just a few minutes away!!
Lyft is Awesome
I started switching to Lyft when Uber started charging me surge 75% of the time. The Lyft app seems to be more efficient, often gets me drivers more quickly (at least in Seattle), and jack surge rates less. Plus it doesn't do that annoying thing Uber does these days where it tries to convince you to take a pooled ride every time you open the app. Point being, loving me some Lyft lately.
Felt Ripped Off
I felt ripped off from the initial charges quotes to me once I entered my (to and from) locations to be picked up and dropped off in my app and was given a price. The price doubled when I arrived to my home. I would give it zero stars, although the driver was so sweet and professional and her car was very clean. But definitely going to take a taxi next time for irrelevant pricing! Was quoted $40 and dropped off to see it was $80, totally mislead.