[nfbmi-talk] Uber Comes to Ann Arbor, 2 Weeks of Free Rides

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Wed Apr 23 20:22:15 UTC 2014

Thanks for the clarification.  I am by no means an expert, my main 
point was that people shouldn't assume it is cheaper.


At 01:17 PM 4/23/2014, you wrote:
>Hey Dave.
>There's a couple of different services that Uber offers and you do 
>need to do your homework. But for example, in AN Arbor, Uber is 
>$1.60 per mile plus 20 cents a minute. Cabs are generally $2.50 to 
>$3 a mile. But in New York, the most expensive city I've seen, Uber 
>is $3 a mile. So rates depend on the city.
>As for being charged ten times more, Uber and others will do what's 
>called Surge pricing in periods of high demand, such as weekend 
>nights, New Year's Eve, etc. If this pricing is in effect, you will 
>get an alert before you confirm your ride which will tell you the 
>multiplier for the surge. So you can decide whether it's worht it or not.

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