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

J.J. Meddaugh jj at bestmidi.com
Fri Apr 25 20:27:43 UTC 2014


Just search for Uber U B E R or Lyft L Y F T and you'll find the apps.

Best regards,
J.J.

On 4/24/2014 4:20 PM, Marcus Simmons wrote:
> Where can I find the apt and what is it's official name?
>
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>> 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>
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>>> Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:22 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [nfbmi-talk] Uber Comes to Ann Arbor, 2 Weeks of Free 
>>> Rides
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>>>> 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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