By Lyft, Inc.
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• Drivers are rated by passengers and only the highest-rated drivers are allowed on the road.
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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.
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What's New in Version 4.53.3
Thanks for choosing Lyft! To make your rides even better, we update the app regularly. It’s like housekeeping: squashing bugs, cleaning up code, and other small-but-mighty improvements.
I have had so many bad experiences with this company they outweigh the good. There’s no balance.
Many drivers in my area don’t speak English and cannot use a map, so when there was a detour on my street, I would easily go through 3 drivers before one would make it to me.
If I tried to give them a heads up it usually didn’t help. They would still get lost. I’ve had drivers call me to cancel. I’ve had them notify the app that they were on my location when they weren’t which would cause the app to charge me undue cancellation fees.
I feel sorry for them, because they are making a living this way, so instead of rating any one driver lowly, I decided to rate the app.
When I’m screwed by a driver, they send an email saying that I have been charged and don’t respond to my grievance. There’s no number for me to call or person to speak to to plead my case.
One day a driver went the wrong way and kept trying to drop me off somewhere other than my destination in order to be open to get another fare.
On another occasion the drivers couldn’t find the back of my building where I asked to be picked up because of heavy rain and huge puddles on the other side.
I’ve had a driver cursing in another language about how horrible his day was.
The “discount” for using the car sharing version “Line” is hardly ever even $1.
Overall, I’m not very pleased with the app at all.
App canceled my ride -abandoned roadside in Chicago
I was picked up at the Chicago Marriott Marquis and was on my way to McCormick & Schmick’s when my driver asked me why I had canceled my ride. I was confused. I hadn’t done anything with the app at all. He stopped the car and told me to request a new ride, saying that he would pick it up immediately. I tried to request a new ride, but was unable to get the request to go through because it kept assigning it to other drivers. After a few minutes, he told me I needed to get out of the car, he was being assigned to other rides.
Standing on the side of the road, I called my wife to let her know that I was on the side of the road, I didn’t know where, and didn’t know how long it would take to get another ride. At that point, both of us were anxious.
I continued to request new rides until, finally, another driver was assigned. The new driver called me and asked me for a landmark. I looked around and saw the name of an apartment complex nearby. I gave the name to my new driver, who assured me she would be there in a few minutes. Five minutes went by and suddenly the app said that my ride had been canceled. I called my driver. She hung up on me without answering. Three times.
I then called for a third ride. The third driver picked me up and delivered me to the restaurant. During that ride I received a notification from Lyft that I was being charge $5 for canceling my last ride.
I’m done with Lyft.
About the 4th time
Usually I have no problem but the most recent rides has been ridiculous, like the one tonight for Ricardo in Miami at about 9:20, I basically called asking if I can walk to get something to eat(had no meal in over 12 hours). Since it changed from 7-12 minutes, he said fine he's dropping someone off(that's why it changed) then less than 2 minutes later the ride was canceled. There was a language barrier, like the other Horrible experiences, these drivers need to put more effort especially since I don't get upset about it 1st. This threw off MY schedule.
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Oct 17, 2017
- Version: 4.53.3
- Size: 125 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Lyft, Inc.
- © 2017 Lyft, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.