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BurgerTiime

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They used to send those messages out like crazy. Super annoying! I asked them to stop texting me cause I was at my other job and many times sleeping. God I hate spam! :mad:
 

Fuzzyelvis

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I just checked. In the last 24 hours I've received 24 texts from them including the "mistake" one. They had some stupid contest going and the text volume was even worse than usual.
 

Oh My

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LOL. I worked for a large company in Chicago and an HR person sent an e-mail but mistakenly attached a spreadsheet listing people that were obviously getting canned the next quarter. The email was "recalled" in about 5 minutes but we had all already downloaded the file. Everyone stood up from their cubes at the same time in awe.
 

Another Uber Driver

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One of the best lessons that I received from a Jesuit edge-uh-mah-kayshinn was the precept that I should proofread, proofread and proofread, then proofread, again. When I fail to follow that precept, it shows.
 

ReviTULize

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They used to send those messages out like crazy. Super annoying! I asked them to stop texting me cause I was at my other job and many times sleeping. God I hate spam! :mad:
Yup...if you reply "stop" to the text message, they go away. I did that a long time ago
 

Optimus Uber

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Explains why those jack asses are always wrong. They sent one last night here in LA for two cities that were dead. It was Santa Monica and I think either Venice or Marina. The pic below shows the surge for those areas and where it actually was hot.

They always make themselves look like the biggest buffoons.

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denverxdriver

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Explains why those jack asses are always wrong. They sent one last night here in LA for two cities that were dead. It was Santa Monica and I think either Venice or Marina. The pic below shows the surge for those areas and where it actually was hot.

They always make themselves look like the biggest buffoons.

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How do you get that information like that?
 

Michael - Cleveland

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I just checked. In the last 24 hours I've received 24 texts from them including the "mistake" one. They had some stupid contest going and the text volume was even worse than usual.
OPT OUT OF TXT MESSAGING
Simply reply to a txt with "STOP"

You'll live a much happier life and I promise you won't miss anything important.
 

UberMeansSuper

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How do you get that information like that?
It's an app called "Surge" (I think it's for iPhone only) but you can only do 1 ZIP code at a time in free mode.
Subscriptions are:
  • $4.99 for 1 month
  • $13.99 for 3 months
  • $25.99 for 6 months
  • $47.99 for 1 year
The one time I wish an app HAD ads.
 

andaas

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It's an app called "Surge" (I think it's for iPhone only) but you can only do 1 ZIP code at a time in free mode.
Subscriptions are:
  • $4.99 for 1 month
  • $13.99 for 3 months
  • $25.99 for 6 months
  • $47.99 for 1 year
The one time I wish an app HAD ads.
I don't trust these apps that require me to sign-in to my Uber account. Too much personal information is available.
 

Michael - Cleveland

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I don't trust these apps that require me to sign-in to my Uber account. Too much personal information is available.
I can understand that reluctance.
But it helps to understand that the reason they need that info is because Uber makes an API (Application Programming Interface) available to software developers that allows them to create software, like SherpaShare and Surge and the API requires the user's login credentials in order to provide information specific to the driver.

Personally, I'm not worried about the security... at the first hint of an abuse of the account or problem it's easy enough to change my Uber password (or in the event of a serious breach, like someone hacking my account to where I can't login, simply have Uber reset everything).
 

andaas

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I can understand that reluctance.
But it helps to understand that the reason they need that info is because Uber makes an API (Application Programming Interface) available to software developers that allows them to create software, like SherpaShare and Surge and the API requires the user's login credentials in order to provide information specific to the driver.

Personally, I'm not worried about the security... at the first hint of an abuse of the account or problem it's easy enough to change my Uber password (or in the event of a serious breach, like someone hacking my account to where I can't login, simply have Uber reset everything).
Actually, I hadn't really checked until just now, but I see that the banking information is masked on the site (that uses the same credentials to access). So at least that is a little easier to accept. However, nothing to stop a malicious party from changing the account information to their own, lol.
 
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