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

Larry D. Keeler lkeeler at comcast.net
Wed Apr 23 20:27:45 UTC 2014


I heard it might be a little cheaper than the current cab rates. Also, you 
have to have an ap on your Ithone of which I don't own one. It is free for 2 
weeks. Don't know if I'll get the chance to use it or not.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Andrews" <dandrews at visi.com>
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Subject: Re: [nfbmi-talk] Uber Comes to Ann Arbor, 2 Weeks of Free Rides


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