Ola’s Customer Woes: A Cry for Improvement | Netizens take social media on storm

Ola's social media platforms have turned into a battleground of complaints from frustrated customers. The grievances include, but are not limited to, canceled rides, overcharging customers, canceling trips midway, auto-deducting money without completing a ride, and sending multiple payment recovery messages even after the customer has paid.
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In the world of ride-sharing and transportation services, Ola has been a prominent player for several years. Founded by Bhavesh Agarwal, Ola has become a household name for millions of commuters across India. However, recent developments have raised concerns and cast a shadow over its once-impeccable reputation. Ola has been bombarded with a barrage of complaints on social media, ranging from canceled rides to overcharging and more. This blog delves into the rising customer issues. Bhavesh Agarwal and Ola should consider taking steps before it’s too late.

Ola please stop unnecessary unwanted calls on my number even after clearing of postpaid bill. Daily i'm receiving 300 -500 calls please stop this .

One of the most common complaints is about drivers canceling rides after making customers wait for an extended period. This not only wastes time but also causes undue frustration. People can’t relay on OLA anymore as drivers are not interested in accepting rides. If they accept rides it comes along with a question bank of dropping point, payment method and what not.

Many users have reported discrepancies in fare calculation, where they are billed more than what was initially estimated. This has raised concerns about transparency and fairness in pricing. People have seen the same robotic message by OLA support staff when they lodge a complaint on social media. 

Recently people shared a new nightmare of canceling trips midway, this can be a significant inconvenience, especially when passengers are left stranded in unfamiliar areas, leading to safety concerns.

Customers have been complaining about the automatic deduction of money from their OLA wallets without even taking a trip followed by payment recovery messages. This not only results in financial stress but also erodes trust. It’s a common sight for users to receive multiple reminders and messages for payment recovery even after they have settled their dues. Such persistent communication can be overwhelming and frustrating.

With the growing number of customer complaints, social media has become a hotbed of discontent. Many users have taken to platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to vent their frustrations. Some have even gone as far as to urge others to uninstall the OLA app, further damaging the company’s reputation. It’s a worrying trend for a company that has built its success on customer satisfaction and convenience.

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