You may be seeing a lot of posts on your Facebook feed right now about friends trying to delete their Uber accounts and having some difficulties. There are so many people making a mass exodus from the popular app, the company is having a hard time executing all the cancellations. Why? #DeleteUber is trending right now, as users of the popular ride service stand in solidarity with protests of Donald Trump’s immigration ban.
The New York Taxi Worker’s Association called for a temporary work stoppage at JFK International Airport on Saturday to show their support for the immigrants, refugees, and green-card holders unable to enter the United States.
NO PICKUPS @ JFK Airport 6 PM to 7 PM today. Drivers stand in solidarity with thousands protesting inhumane & unconstitutional #MuslimBan.
— NY Taxi Workers (@NYTWA) January 28, 2017
Uber drivers effectively acted as strikebreakers, as they not only continued to pick up rides during that time, but actually advertised lower prices.
Surge pricing has been turned off at #JFK Airport. This may result in longer wait times. Please be patient.
— Uber NYC (@Uber_NYC) January 29, 2017
Immediately, #deleteuber began trending on Twitter.
Uber, I've used you for the last 4 years weekly, but now… 'you're fired' #DELETEYourUberAcct #DeleteUber #lyft pic.twitter.com/9bTs7CIrKh
— ahashmi (@ahashmi) January 29, 2017
Last night I logged in to #deleteuber. Felt reluctance for a split second. then remembered the Montgomery Bus Boycott & felt ashamed. pic.twitter.com/D9WEtmkz6W
— wikipedia brown (@eveewing) January 29, 2017
It may be no coincidence that Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is involved with the Trump Administration. He’s serving as part of the president’s business advisory group, which was, reports The New York Times, announced in December as “a strategic and policy forum” relating to government policy and job creation. It also includes the heads of Disney, Wal-Mart, IBM, and Tesla. Kalanick is opposed to the ban, and he says he’ll bring up his concerns at a panel meeting on Friday. Uber also claims the company did not mean to break the strike.
Last tweet not meant to break strike. Our CEO’s statement opposing travel ban and compensating those impacted: https://t.co/joWvPvux9J
— Uber NYC (@Uber_NYC) January 29, 2017
Kalanick explained his participation in Trump’s panel by saying he joined out of a conviction that “by speaking up and engaging we can make a difference.” In an email sent to Uber drivers – and posted to Facebook – he condemns the ban and says, “We need your help in supporting drivers who may be impacted by the President’s unjust immigration ban.”
Uber is allegedly putting its money where its mouth is by offering up to three months compensation for those who can’t get back to the US because of the ban. The company has also formed a 3 million dollar legal aid fund to help affected Uber drivers. The money, according to VentureBeat, will be used to help with immigration and translation services.
Meanwhile, Uber competitor Lyft has pledged 1 million dollars to the American Civil Liberties Union to help “defend our constitution,” says their letter. They add that, “banning people of a particular faith or creed, race or identity, sexuality or ethnicity, from entering the U.S. is antithetical to both Lyft’s and our nation’s core values.” Facebook comments on Kalanick’s letter call for Uber to match or exceed the donation. “Let the actions do the talking!” urge one man.
As of 7 pm last night, #deleteuber was still trending. If you want to join the boycott, you can find directions on how to delete your app here.
Using Uber support website
- Open your internet browser.You can use your desktop or your smart phone
- Visit the account deletion site found here
- Click on the “Sign In” button
- Enter your mobile number or username and then click NEXT.
- Enter your password on the provide field and click the NEXT
- Once you sign in, choose “Yes” into the first field provided.This shows that you confirm your request.
- Now you want to provide your reason into the “Share details” field why you want to cancel.You don’t have to give a reason if you don’t want to, but if you’re cancelling for a specific reason; you want to let Uber know. Be sure to include “Cancel Uber account” in the subject line. You want to enter the phone number, your name, the city you’re in, and any necessary information associate to the account to facilitate the cancellation process.
- Click on “Submit” if you are absolutely sure because as soon as you do that, the cancellation process begins.
You’ll hear from Uber within a few days that your account has been canceled. You can now delete the app from your mobile phone.
Cancel Uber Account by EMAIL
- Send an email request.You can choose let Uber know know via email that you want your account to be deleted.
- You want to address your email to [email protected]
- Type “Cancel Uber Account” in the subject line
- Give a reason for cancellation in the body.You want to provide them with your account information; such as the name, email, and phone number associated to the account. In a few words, tell them why you’re cancelling your Uber account.
- Wait until you hear from Uber before deleting the app from your phone.
Note: You can take this opportunity to specifically request not to have any spam email send to your inbox.