High Demand and no Calls

zapjac

New Member
My son just called me. It's high demand in his area and he's getting no calls. Why might that be?
 

Bob Reynolds

Well-Known Member
Because it's really not a high demand area.
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To further explain the "fake high demand" pink areas.....

You can be sitting in the middle of a surge and you won't get any calls. The reason is because there aren't any calls. Lyft just wanted drivers to sit there in "case" they gets some calls. This is why they often will send you out of a surge area for a call.

On the airport ques, festival ques, etc, they really can play games with those. You can enter as the 6 vehicle in que and move rapidly down to number 2 or number 1 in just a few short minutes. Then you just sit there for the next hour or two. You might get a "poor network connectivity" note as you sit at number 1 or the next one in line. (you never get the "poor network connectivity" note if you are higher than number 2. The area can be surging pink or red and you still won't get one of those unicorn high surge fares even though you are right in the middle of the surge. Lyft manipulates the surge to keep you from wanting to leave the que. It's that simple.
 
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FLKeys

Well-Known Member
I think some of the surge zones pop up from past activities. Say every Sunday for the past 5 weeks between 3-5pm there has been a high demand and few drivers in the area. Uber/Lyft the following Sunday will pop up a surge if they don't think there are enough drivers in the area. This lures in more drivers and the high demand may never come.

Perfect example was the past 4-5 weeks have been very busy from spring break. This week has been extremely slow, with most key places being at less than 50% capacity. Those Surges on Uber still popped up at peak times and peak places all week, yet no riders were there. My house is about 1/2 mile from one busy place. Every night I would get a sticky surge from $2.50 to $4.00 and not a single ride request. Tuesday night I did one ride in 5 hours. After that ride I got a sticky of $2.50. Left the app on all night just to see. Woke up in the morning and the $2.50 was still there. 10.5 hours online with a surge and not a single ping came through.
 

AngelAdams

Well-Known Member
Because it's really not a high demand area.
Post automatically merged:

To further explain the "fake high demand" pink areas.....

You can be sitting in the middle of a surge and you won't get any calls. The reason is because there aren't any calls. Lyft just wanted drivers to sit there in "case" they gets some calls. This is why they often will send you out of a surge area for a call.

On the airport ques, festival ques, etc, they really can play games with those. You can enter as the 6 vehicle in que and move rapidly down to number 2 or number 1 in just a few short minutes. Then you just sit there for the next hour or two. You might get a "poor network connectivity" note as you sit at number 1 or the next one in line. (you never get the "poor network connectivity" note if you are higher than number 2. The area can be surging pink or red and you still won't get one of those unicorn high surge fares even though you are right in the middle of the surge. Lyft manipulates the surge to keep you from wanting to leave the que. It's that simple.
It’s not fake. Customers just don’t request while it’s surging. Or they get upgraded for free. Lyft and Uber are not to be trusted in any case. Also sure and prime are based on how many people have the app open. So here in LA all the drivers in the cage have their apps open. So it might appear to be fake but it’s actually the drivers setting it off.
 

AngelAdams

Well-Known Member
If we have to explain it then he probably can't do it.

You realize 'your son' just called mommy crying about no pings. The dude would literally explode if given any sort of responsibility or pressure.
I keep hearing people say, “this is just a gig” or “ not a real job.” A job is a job is a job, weather you’re a ceo or a day laborer.
You either unite in life or you absorb another.
 

Uber_Dubler

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