Uber banned in Portugal

I'm only give you a comment on Hacker News that sums up this very well..

If there’s one country where Uber is needed...
When I was there last year, we were given a list of 5 taxi phone numbers. When you needed a taxi, you’d cycle through the numbers until you found one that 1) answered the phone 2) was available 3) managed to understand where you wanted to be picked up. When we were leaving and needed to catch a bus, I made 15 fruitless phone calls, then asked somebody for a ride.
— Hacker News