Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Ole Miss Fan Pays Uber $908 For NYE Night in Atlanta

photo credit: www.blog.uber.com
photo credit: www.blog.uber.com

An Ole Miss fan left a New Year’s Eve party in Atlanta, Georgia and woke up to a $908 bill from Uber. When he hailed the Uber cab in Atlanta he had mistakenly entered his home address, let alone remember Uber’s surge prices for New Year’s Eve.

A Twitter user named @ompowderblues tweeted about his cousin, Joseph Martin, who was the unfortunate individual. This individual also tweeted proof of payment from Martin this morning. Martin is from New Albany, Mississippi although he is currently living in Los Angeles, California.

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The news of the New Albany native spread across the media. Matt Lombardi from Collegespun.com contacted Uber and was able to talk to a representative. As quoted below:

“After speaking to a representative at Uber, we’ve got some clarity on the situation. According to the company, the user in question did receive a $908 bill for his ride, but he never actually left the greater Atlanta region. The high fare was a result of both surge pricing (due to intense demand) and the inputting of an incorrect address. Uber claims it has worked with the user to reduce the overall price paid.”

There were some doubt expressed as to how this incident could have occurred. However Martin did post of the bill to his Twitter and Instagram on January 1st before the media spotlight shined on it this past weekend.

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With all considered, University of Mississippi graduate and SEC sports culture reporter and social media manager at AL.com Alex McDaniel‘s tweet best sums up the situation.

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Callie Daniels is a staff reporter for HottyToddy.com. She can be reached at callie.daniels@hottytoddy.com.

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