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

Larry D. Keeler lkeeler at comcast.net
Thu Apr 24 20:27:07 UTC 2014


Discrimination! Those who don't want a smart phone are missing out! Before 
everyone grumbbles at me I'm teasing. But, there is an element of truth in 
it.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J.J. Meddaugh" <jj at bestmidi.com>
To: "NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List" <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: [nfbmi-talk] Uber Comes to Ann Arbor, 2 Weeks of Free Rides


> Correct, you do need a smartphone to generally use these services.
> Lyft also just launched in Ann Arbor,, as well as Toledo and a bunch of 
> other new cities.
>  and of course they're a tiny bit cheaper still. You get free rides for 
> the next week. Here's a referral link to get up to $25 more in credit.
> http://www.lyft.com/invited/JASON4232
>
> Best regards,
> J.J.
>
> On 4/23/2014 4:27 PM, Larry D. Keeler wrote:
>> 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>
>> To: "NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List" <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:22 PM
>> 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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