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.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.
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.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.
Without even meeting the boy, I would totally trust your son over trusting Uber/Lyft any day.Maybe he doing something other than Ubering and that's his pre-excuse for coming home empty. Just saying...