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Mystery of the disappearing surge

Discussion in 'Singapore' started by Firstegg, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Firstegg

    Firstegg Active Member

    Location:
    Singapore
    Brcause cheapo riders checked the cost of their chosen trips and changed their minds. Or flag a passing cab or took public transport or decide to wait out until surge is gone. We can be in the middle of a red area waiting but red turns to orange, then to light orange and then white and a minute later the PING came and we got a customer.:(
     
  2. Ultracraft

    Ultracraft Active Member

    Location:
    Singapore
    Maybe one out of 50 will still book even with surge but most of the time they were short distance trips. :rolleyes:

    These days many cheapos know the working mechanics of Uber algorithm. :p
     
  3. Firstegg

    Firstegg Active Member

    Location:
    Singapore
    It is still unknown to us how many riders are required before a surge occur. 10, 20, 50? Maybe 5.
     
  4. UnG

    UnG Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Singapore
  5. Ultracraft

    Ultracraft Active Member

    Location:
    Singapore
    Not driving? U PT driver?
     

  6. kl39717

    kl39717 Member

    Location:
    Singapore
    See map no drivers around. Map gets red. Suddenly 20 drivers pop up in 1 square area.
     
  7. Firstegg

    Firstegg Active Member

    Location:
    Singapore
    My rider apps never show more than 8. How cum?:eek:
     
  8. kl39717

    kl39717 Member

    Location:
    Singapore
    Dunno leh... The new updated rider app shows very little drivers nowadays. I dun even know what is real anymore with UBER.
     
  9. Nothingtodo

    Nothingtodo Well-Known Member

    Location:
    West
    Driving:
    UberX
    Just shake, will cum eventually
     
  10. kent kent

    kent kent Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Singapore
    Driving:
    UberX
    Most of the surge above 1.7X are cancel within 5 minutes Bcoz some riders not willing to pay and play us out.
     
  11. kent kent

    kent kent Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Singapore
    Driving:
    UberX
    Why little little shake, no need pay for shaking?
     
  12. zOrPhLiNg

    zOrPhLiNg Active Member

    Location:
    Singapore
    It is because the driver referring program is working like magic.
     
  13. kent kent

    kent kent Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Singapore
    Driving:
    UberX
    So Des ka ?
     
  14. Ultracraft

    Ultracraft Active Member

    Location:
    Singapore
    Uber rider apps does screw up often. Many Riders told me that the apps shown that the driver (i.e. me) was 4 mins away to the pick up locations but in actual fact I had already arrived at their pickup point. When this discrepancy occurs, I was always 4 mins away. Sometimes it shown on rider apps that my car was not moving. Hence many times riders would cancel the trip because of that. Not many rider bother to call to check if we were arriving. These are technical glitches of Uber apps! :rolleyes:
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2017
  15. kent kent

    kent kent Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Singapore
    Driving:
    UberX
    That is bad rider, keep tracing driver location, genuine rider never bother with driver movement, they will wait for you at the lobby instead of waiting in the lift.
     
  16. roadrunnerr

    roadrunnerr Member

    Location:
    Woodlands
    Driving:
    UberX
    I don't believe in surge except for morning peak hours during weekdays.

    Because riders are late for work.
     
  17. Firstegg

    Firstegg Active Member

    Location:
    Singapore
    Maybe surges only occur where there is least concentration of drivers in a certain area and not because of rider demand.
     
  18. kent kent

    kent kent Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Singapore
    Driving:
    UberX
    In other words, is to lure driver to online, most of the time the surge is fake one . therefore don't chase the surge, just drive whenever you feel u want to drive.
     
  19. Firstegg

    Firstegg Active Member

    Location:
    Singapore
    I believe so after testing and noting the disappearances of the colour codings as soon as I am nearby or in the vicinity of the surges. How within minutes the surges appeared and disappeared despite me being in the midst and without me receiving a ping. Only pings I get is when the surge is orange and never when it is red.
     
  20. kent kent

    kent kent Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Singapore
    Driving:
    UberX
    Just drive, forget about surge.
     

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