Uber or Lyft? A wiki guide to which taxi app to use and when

By Lea April 19, 2021 in Coupons

Posted on October 30, 2016

Oh, how grateful I am that we live in 2021. I remember when calling a cab meant hoping you don’t get a busy tone, followed by waiting on hold with bad music, followed by a 20 minute wait. I would call them after 20 minutes to be told “the driver will be right there”. Around 5 minutes later I was told the same, until the driver finally showed up. The car typically didn’t smell too great, and the drivers drove like real New Yawkers (this is actually a compliment hehe). There was no such thing as customer service, because it was not necessary. We were at the mercy of the dispatcher and driver.

Fast forward 10 years. I have 3 taxi apps in my phone, and I use all of them. I currently have Uber, Lyft, and Gett.


My regular go to app is obviously Uber. This is because Uber has the best cars. I’m often upgraded to an SUV or a sub-luxury car, even when I use UberX. I also take advantage of UberPool when traveling in cities, I find the fairs to be cheaper than public transportation at times.

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My next go to app would be Lyft. I don’t love Lyft, I find the cars to be slightly lower quality but the service is great and drivers appear more eager to please you. Whenever Uber is Surging, or not many cars are showing in my area I immediately fire up Lyft.

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Am I missing any? Let me know in the comments below!