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