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Lyft Positive Reviews
Constantly being left strandedAs a pregnant working mom, time is very important to me. I typically schedule my rides anywhere from 2hrs-24hrs before I need them. In the last week alone, I’ve had drivers cancel on me multiple times AFTER making me wait between 10-30 mins for the ride. And mind you, I SCHEDULED these rides way in advance. So not only am I getting picked up well past my latest estimated time of pick up, sometimes I can’t even find another ride AFTER being cancelled on. With my last scheduled ride, the woman waited 10 mins in one place after finishing her trip before mine, very obviously trying to force me to cancel. When I didn’t she drove within 2 mins of my location and then cancelled on me! I waited over 35 minutes just to be left stranded. There should be a way to report these drivers. I was left pregnant and alone outside after 10PM without another ride available to me. Normally I would just try to catch a bus, but it was so late that the buses weren’t even running. I ended up having to switch to Uber and “luckily” I was able to find one less than 20 min away but that meant I didn’t get home until an HOUR after I had scheduled a Lyft to pick me up. (I live only a 7 min drive from my pickup). This week alone has made me rethink using Lyft altogether because I have yet to run into these problems with Uber in the last 6 months..Version: 6.69.3
Ride shares such as Lyft have greatly improved my quality of lifeLyft has absolutely been a vital service for me. I don’t drive, so most of the time I use public transit or I’m walking. Lyft has come in handy on so many occasions when I’ve needed to get some place quickly. Most of the drivers are courteous (too many of them play music that is not to my taste; fortunately I’m usually not in the vehicle long enough for the “music” to make my ears bleed). I hate the fact that quite often when you need it most - such as during inclement weather, or when the T is having major problems - the rideshares jack up the prices. I get it - supply and demand - I understand; still don’t like it. Perhaps it balances out though, because some of the rides are ridiculously cheap. One improvement I would like to see Lyft make is giving riders the option of the type of vehicle they would like to request. As somebody who’s mobility impaired, sometimes the higher larger vehicles are difficult for me to get into. An option that allowed riders to select either a sedan, an SUV, or no preference would be helpful. In closing, Lyft is a great service, it’s a necessary service, and I’m glad it exists..Version: 7.25.3
Unsafe routing and inaccurate wait times, condescending website.I took a Lyft after a 2 week hiatus and now remember why I stopped using them. First off, their touting algorithm has no concept of two way streets and often sends a driver to arrive on the wrong side of the street or drop off on the wrong side of the street. You have 2 options in this case - cross the street unsafely or walk to the nearest crosswalk and then back to your destination. Would dropping someone off a block away be acceptable if it is safe and legal to be closer? Of course not, but this is what wrong side arrivals and drop offs force.
Next, conveniently every wait time is less than 5 minutes since this is the cutoff for cancelling without penalty. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
Finally, they allow a great deal of driver feedback (negative always) and you are notified when you receive it. However, you are never told what the specific gripe is. Maybe I’m going something that I don’t realize is irritating and unless you tell me what that is, I’m just going to keep doing it. You are directed to their feedback page which basically amounts to “don’t be a jerk.” Vague guidelines which I (think) I follow. Since these complaints can apparently get you banned or slow your pickup times, it would seem to be fair to let people know what the issue is so they can correct it. Calling it “feedback”’is laughable..Version: 7.10.3
Very few driversI used to absolutely love Lyft and used the service all the time but over the last year I’ve grown more and more less fond of their services. Not all can be blamed on COVID affecting the service. There are way less drivers working in my area which has wait times sometimes longer than an hour like last night was for me. The bill is just as expensive if I pay to be picked up with the wait and save or if I take expedited services to be waiting an entire hour for pick up. Also lyfts competition Uber offers their drivers some incentive for certain rides so the drivers that work both platforms will drop a Lyft rider like a hit rock to try and snag that Uber rider up so the hour I just wait for my Lyft driver to come is doubled because the Lyft driver dropped me to grab up a more lucrative rider with Uber. That’s a very frustrating situation that happens way too often nowadays. Also it seems there are no Lyft rides here offered after 10pm. Another passenger told me that Lyft unofficially stopped offering rides for my area after 10 so the app will just say longer wait i times but not that they won’t be in service till 6am so I will order the Lyft and wait forever before giving up and taking a cab which has become my new go to for rides now anyway. Lyft is too expensive to wait for nothing just to call a cab in the end anyway..Version: 6.80.3
Bad drivers are ruining your appI’ve had this happen on multiple occasions, but this time is the worst. Drivers are running multiple driving apps at a time to “line up” their next ride. Unfortunately, this takes away from the major advantage of using an app ride service in the first place: the ability to track your driver & see a relatively accurate ETA.
This morning I ordered a Lyft & it said my driver was 7 minutes away & did not have any notification that they were finishing another trip. Yet, the driver chose to make a 45 minute detour around me, and then cancel my ride. After the first 30 minutes of waiting & becoming anxious about being late, I opened Uber to see if there was a different driver nearby. Guess who accepted my ride? THE SAME PERSON THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE PICKING ME UP! Absolutely frustrating that there’s no way to report a driver if your ride hasn’t yet started. Yet, this driver somehow has a 5.0 rating with over 2000 rides. So meanwhile, they are raking in the benefits of being a “top performing employee” while actually ruining your reputation. I thought Lyft was a good idea because it’s a little cheaper than Uber, but the risk isn’t worth it.Version: 7.13.3
Payment IssuesReader’s Digest Version:
I had to travel to from Leominster, MA to the bus station in Boston so I could get to friends in Maine. I went to the Lyft app and attempted to secure a ride, and it said I had a $3.00 and some change left as a balance. I’m had no idea why I still had a balance, but attempted to pay it anyway. Then I got an error message saying “unable to make payment and settle debts.” Now I’m panicking because I think I’m going to miss my bus. I enter in a new card and try to get a ride, and got another messages telling me that the payment couldn’t me processed. Then I try my wife’s Pay Pal card, and it didn’t work either! I attempted to call Lyft, and all that was available was a recording with some basic information that I already knew. At this point, I was ready to make plans to fly back home because I would miss my bus and have to stay another night in a hotel. I tried one more time to use my wife’s pay pal card, and this time it worked; God only knows why. If someone from Lyft could contact me and explain where the extra charge came from, and why my payment wouldn’t go through, and why the other cards had issues, I would greatly appreciate it. As for the driver, there were issue at all. He got to me in five minutes, drove safely, and was very kind..Version: 6.96.3
App 100%; drivers 75%I’ve had good experiences throughout my time using Lyft. The one time I didn’t was on New Year’s Eve/ New Year’s Morning. Now while most passengers agree we don’t want to cause trouble or a mess for our driver, sometimes this is unavoidable. When I brought my coworker onto our Lyft to get us home safely my coworker puked OUTSIDE the car. Very little mess inside to clean. I can respect being upset. But when he took pictures of the mess BEFORE I cleaned his door on the outside and sent it to a Lyft to charge me $150 even AFTER I apologized. That pisses me off. Especially when he says and I quote, “I have to take my kids somewhere tomorrow” now I don’t hold it against the driver for feeling that way, but my response holds. “Why are you driving to take drunk people home then?!” We got into a shoring match (which I admit could have been more mature about-but I was drunk; what was the driver’s excuse?) he drove away after I said “buh-bye”, at least 5 times. I accept my part of the blame for my drunken coworker, even if $150 isn’t fair AFTER I cleaned. BUT, where is the driver’s responsibility for being professional (which he wasn’t) and understanding on a busy drunken night? There was none. Perhaps I should have driven home drunk with my coworker…..Version: 7.14.3
Very trust worthy serviceI just had my 3rd incident were a driver left me at my first stop because I was taking too long which I don’t mind but I asked him and he said it was fine and if a driver can’t wait any longer I’d at least like a heads up that their leaving. Now each time this has happened lyft was swift in refunding my money and generally send me an email of apology. I know not everyone’s perfect but they guys at lyft are always on point with any problems or concerns. I’ve had an incident where a driver tried to kiss me and was refunded the full amount along with an email. I’ve never had the app crash but I have heard there are problems from time to time. Guys I don’t care about that kind of problems because you’ll have that with any app or technology from time to time and as far as I’ve heard they fix it in a timely matter. So I can’t find one bad thing to say about lyft. Uber doesn’t take my debit card so they lost out on my business to lyft and I’m so glad I ended up here instead. There are promos that help from time to time and it’s very easy to contact lyft if I ever need to. Thanks guys for being on point with your customers..Version: 6.20.3
Lyft Satisfaction SurveyWhen in need of a ride, Lyft is normally very reliable and I have gotten wonderful drivers most of the time. However, when leaving home from Decatur, GA., I experienced a driver (Juan) who accepted my ride request and had me waiting approximately 15-20 minutes and then he wound up dropping my request. My request was to the airport, so I cannot express strongly enough how every minute counted. After his terribly inconsiderate cancellation, I was initially assigned to another driver who was 13 minutes away. I cannot tell you how very frustrated I was with Lyft at that moment. Fortunately, Lyft then found me a closer driver (Lashon) who was only 4 minutes away. Lashon was GREAT and got me to the airport in plenty of time to catch my flight but I still can’t get over Juan accepting my ride request only to have me waiting in vein for 20 minutes wasting my time AND jeopardizing me catching my flight. I would certainly like to see him reprimanded and definitely want him BLOCKED from ever picking up another ride request from me in the future! And this guy supposedly have a 5 star rating? I don’t think so. Very disappointed with that terrible experience 👎🏽.Version: 6.20.3
Order process more confusingI’ve been using Lyft for about 2 years now and it’s a fantastic service. The latest update has done wonders for the graphic identity of the brand and it looks especially good on my iPhone X, they’ve done a good job of integrating the notch into the design that makes the whole app feel purposeful and user friendly. One thing they changed, however, and have made much worse in my opinion. They changed the order sequence from ~dropoff lovation>pickup location>size select and confirmation~ to ~dropoff location>size select>pickup location and confirmation~ this has made the buying order process much more confusing even for an experienced Lyft rider. The final order screen should always have the approximate dropoff time and the expected cost on it, in my opinion. With the latest update the final order screen simply asks you where you’d like to be picked up and honestly this makes no sense to me. The last purple button before you’re charged doesn’t even say “order Lyft” it just says “confirm pickup” which has led me to accidentally order a Lyft when all I wanted to do was check approximate times and charges for a Lyft I would be taking later in the day. I think if this aspect were changed it would round out the app perfectly and make it deserving of 5 stars..Version: 5.38.3
Cheap Rides for Drivers and Terrible Customer Service!!!I’m a Lyft and Uber Driver for one year now. At the normal rate, Lyft pays Drivers a hair more than Uber. There is hardly any Primetime and when there is, it’s at a very low percentage except when there is extremely inclement weather. As a full time driver driving for both Companies, the only way to make a profit is through Primetime and Surge, period. A good example of how cheap the driver pay is from Lyft is earlier this week they had an available scheduled ride to take someone from Englewood Cliffs, NJ to Philly, PA for a payment between $101 and $111-that is offensive and highway robbery. That’s clearly a loss to any driver. By the time you factor in tolls, gas, wear and tear on your car and time spent not being able to pick up in PA until you hit NJ, it’s def not worth it. Their customer service is the worst, period. They outsource to the Philippines and they are ALL trained to be very polite but that’s it-no knowledge to assist you. Their scheduled rides are not guaranteed so although you are the “designated” driver, you are NOT guaranteed to get the passenger-outrageous! I hardly turn on my Lyft App and instead drive for Uber more which I might add isn’t much better..Version: 5.46.3
Don’t trust current location.Several times lately I’ve found that if I didn’t specify where I was by entering an address the Lyft driver could not find me. I asked a Lyft driver, who had grown up in Seattle what the problem was. He suggested I always enter an exact address, even if I had to look it up in advance. I did that this morning and tonight and had a better experience. If we add inexperienced drivers in a location to the problem of the satellite location you can be texting with a driver who is on the other side of the block and doesn’t understand you are waiting at the front door of the hall “Town Hall” Seattle, Wa. Not only that but this morning I entered an address where I was at a diner and the program auto changed it to Coleman Dock 2-3 blocks away. What gives? I am writing on my husbands phone. I’m Dusty Collings. We are traveling together and we take turns calling Lyft. I think, & hope you can make some refinements to the experience. I don’t like having to pay for a driver who is in the wrong location and doesn’t want to drive around the block to pick me up. It wasn’t my fault and I had to pay the fee for standing him up. Not really fair. I have a walking disability and I try limit the number of steps I take. Thanks..Version: 5.85.3
DisappointedI have had Lyft for 3 years everything was fine really enjoy it never really had a issue until a couple of days ago I allowed my significant other to log into my account from his phone and it’s was good until the next day they made him do a mask verification which I thought was weird because he always had his mask he only forgot it about 3 times but that was it , I tried to order off my account again to get to work the next day but before It could completely book the ride it said they needed a little more info to verify it was it was me so I sent in my pay stub to see if they will accept it and they did but my account still currently keep asking the same thing after they had already told me I would be able to use it but I couldn’t I tried to go through costumer service couldn’t get any help to they sent over to someone higher and the problem supposed to be fix after talking to them too but no it nots so I just decided to send in my pay stub once again and it’s been approved but still doesn’t work so I’m very disappointed because I have 30$ worth of lyft cash and cant even get it back I very much disagree with that especially if they are going to have problems like this.Version: 7.4.3
Really??I ordered the lyft and was told to be outside within six minutes as per usual. Walked out and walked down a five acre driveway only to find out the lyft was not here but on the way. Got down to the road and mail box only to find out that the lyft wasn’t coming but another was on the way within nine minutes. Thirty minutes later I had to reorder another lyft due to the second one saying they were there at said location but not being there and I suppose they canceled!! This is ridiculous, I watched on the app both the first and second lyfts heading my way but never showing up and was never informed that the second canceled even though I was waiting at the mailbox ready to go! After ordering the Third lyft I was questioning if that one would show up at all!! Luckily it did and the driver David was exceptional but your apps lack of respect for the the customer and customers time has me questioning if I want to even suggest others using this app. I feel let down and slightly abused by this evenings lyft services besides the fact that David came to our rescue. Thanks for wasting everyone’s time tonight sincerely Ian! That was unexceptional and unacceptable!!.Version: 5.85.3
Steve Colorado 190XYQApp is good and most drivers are too EXCEPT for Steve with the above Colorado license plate. For the second time in a month, the first on Uber and tonight with Lyft, he responds to the pick-up and then cancels at the pick-up when he finds out the ride is more than 5 minutes or outside of Breckenridge, CO. He is gaming the system to the detriment of other drivers and the frustration of customers. Because the vast majority are none the wiser, they don’t know to capture his name or have any way of seeing who just canceled their pickup leaving them standing at the curb. Because I had this experience with the same guy within the last month for an identical pick-up, the prior on Uber, I was suspicious when the a grey Caravan popped up this time so I did a screen capture in case it was the same guy. He is gaming both Lyft and Uber in exactly the same way. We’ve heard from other drivers who have heard similar stories of this guy from other customers. I implore you to take action and ban him from your service. I’m sure if you run the analytics you will find all of his trips are hyper local and he has an extraordinary cancel rate compared to other drivers..Version: 5.84.3
I MET AN ANGEL CALLED WENDYTime is outmost thing that is taken seriously at my work place. I got into my car in the morning to leave for work, but unfortunately, my car won’t start. I don’t know what to do but took a Lyft to work. I called another Lyft to come back home and it was Wendy. As we chatted, I told her my morning experience. Wendy brought me home and turned off her App just to help me jumpstart my car. As if that was not enough, Wendy advise me to take the car to the mechanic and she followed me to the mechanic place to drop the car in case my car stopped on the way. We went and dropped the car in the evening. Wendy waited for me and brought me back home. Wendy refused any financial gift to me. She said, others helped me in my trouble time, I helped you for free. I have never met this kind of angel since I have been taking Lyft before I got my car (and still do whenever it is required).
I got the message, “go do to others.” I thank God and Lyft for matching me with a good hearted woman this evening. If I would write a book, this story would be included.
Thank you Lyft, thank you, Wendy. Many blessings to your life..Version: 7.20.3
Do not pass GO! Collect lyft!Above all other ride services, I have to recommend Lyft! Prices are more reasonable, response is immediate and without a doubt, ALWAYS, within a reasonable time frame for pick up. I have rarely had a snore personality driving me from point A to point B. These people are kind, out going and all around cool. This is a service industry job. Please remember that. Whatever your reason for requiring a transport, remember that they are providing a needed service and while tipping isn’t required, I stress that you deliver it. They have NO set income and provide you with a convenience you can’t find through public transportation. Take care of those who take care of you. The universe reciprocates kindness in the least expected moments. Also, Uber is a money hungry monster. Lyft is a competitive career with so many people employing themselves through it. Remember remember remember! These people deserve a couple extra dollars for their hospitality. Be kind to others. Be true to others. Be grateful for your advances. And always share your love! Hope this was helpful and encouraging! If not, here’s a get out of jail free card. USE LYFT!.Version: 5.58.3
First ride this morningI had breakfast and set up my first ride with Lyft. The system told me who my driver would be and that he was 10 minutes away. I was watching his progress and it kept telling me he was finishing up with a previous ride. I saw that he turned south onto Hefner Parkway and heading south. The arrival time kept getting longer. 13, 15, 17 minutes then I noticed he had gotten onto I-44 and was heading east. I texted the driver and let him know that I had a 9:30 Dr appt and as it was after 9:00 were we going to make it. He told me that the ride he had gave him the wrong address. He kept getting farther and farther away. Needless to say I was growing very unhappy with Lyft and had never encountered any problems with Uber. I canceled the ride and placed another order. It was 9:10. The lady that picked my up helped to ease my frustrations and made the ride to the Dr very enjoyable. I do not understand why the first driver couldn’t have texted me and let me know there was problem so I could ask for another driver. It all ended all right and I wasn’t late to the appt, 9:28. If he had only texted me, it would have saved a lot of frustration. I have used Lyft 3-4 more times today and everything went like clockwork..Version: 5.62.3
The WorstA few weeks ago I scheduled a Lyft to pick my daughter up to bring her to a friends house. What started out as what should have been a 10 minute wait turned out to be 45 minutes before Lyft said they couldn’t accommodate the ride. I sent in a complaint and received a text message to please give them another opportunity in the future. Yesterday I scheduled a Lyft to pick me up and bring me to LaGuardia airport at 1pm. At 12:50pm Lyft sent me an update that my driver would be a few minutes late. I checked the app and was given contact info for the driver. I called him and he told me he had just left Manhattan and was bringing someone to PA and then would be at my house afterwards. He’d arrive after my flight landed in South Carolina. Lyft has failed at every opportunity. The company has absolutely no clue of how to provide good customer service. Their communication skills have a lot to be desired. They’re offering much lower prices than Uber in an attempt to take business from them but can’t deliver. I have Lyft fails. Their drivers should just switch to Uber and be done with them..Version: 6.44.3
This app used to be great but won’t address mistakes they makeI have tried to speak with support from this app. They won’t accept responsibility for things such as overcharging your bank. They overcharged me 5.01 and granted it’s $5 not that big of a deal but had it been more maybe. I work at a wawa living check to check and keep very close tabs on my bank account. The staff support to this app just say I wasn’t overcharged even though I have sent several pictures showing it. They do not speak with you they text and blame you for anything wrong. The people running this app just deny everything. The only thing they say it’s my fault and refuse to talk to me through the support. They’ve hung up the support on this issue 3 times with me. I’m switching to Uber now so we’ll see how they do. But I do not recommend this company. They do not care about anything but their money. I get that everyone and everything makes mistakes but this is just wrong in my eyes. Take your chances if you want to but call me crazy I want to know that I trust who I’m riding with. This is absurd to me..Version: 6.53.3
Not good 😡It takes so long to find nearby driver.Version: 6.30.3
Neat riding sharing experienceHad a great time using Lyft for the first time on a work trip to the states. The prices were often cheaper than Uber and every driver we met was amazing. I even got free credits towards rides upon signing up. As far as the rating goes, there are 2 reasons I’m giving it 3 stars instead of 5. One is because only recently (months after I used Lyft) I discovered that every time I cancelled a ride I was charged $1. I was not aware of a cancellation fee as it was not communicated upon signing up or confirmed before I cancelled a ride - which is very poor disclosure. And the second reason is more than once, after accepting a ride and already being in the car the app kicked us out of that ride because it found a closer one.. which doesn’t make sense seeing as we were already IN the ride we accepted so the individual driving us was forced to let us go because they wouldn’t be recognized for the ride. Other than than the overall experience was great..Version: 5.12.3
Good appUse my code DANY02991 to get up to $40 off on rides! might aswell save all the money you can (:.Version: 6.44.3
ReviewWhy do you give 10% off promos and then up the price by $2-$3? Also we should be able to individually rate a driver, not just pick from a prepared menu of concerns. It limits the rider from explaining exactly what they want to say. I have complained before but Lyft doesn’t seem to care. I was ignored. At least with uber they are easily contactable..Version: 6.14.3
Lyft is cool, but the app is draining my batteryThe app is cool and the system works great, but it drains my battery so much. Don’t know if I’ll continue to use it..Version: 5.65.3
GoodAwesome ride with drivers.Version: 5.55.3
Jeet kAwesome trip in Lyft.Version: 5.55.3
January 28, 2019Today I order an Lyft and I was transferred to a different driver every 5 mins my time was wasted I am not satisfied I was late to work and I regret using lyft today I’m very disappointed..Version: 5.63.3
Love it, please make it available in Montreal.I really enjoyed this app while I was staying in Toronto. I wish it's available in Montreal soon..Version: 5.26.3
Good appGood app.Version: 5.14.3
Can’t registerWon’t let me sign in through Facebook and won’t accept my number..Version: 5.5.3
Happy customerI’ve been using Lyft for years. Never had any issues. Always friendly drivers and good conversation. I highly recommend..Version: 7.27.3
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