First off, I am a subversive at heart. I make no bones about being pro cab, anti Uber. Here's a great subversive idea to topple the giant: 1) Get livery plates, livery insurance. The name of this type of licensing differs from state to state but it's essentially the licensing which was designed for car services/luxury sedans. 2) DON'T INFORM UBER ABOUT THIS CHANGE! Keep your UberX status and fly under their radar. 3) get a decent business card and when you get "that client", make the sales pitch to your new licensed business. Many pax are dissatisfied with the status quo. Not most, probably about 17%. This 17% will be open to becoming part of your client base. If we could get 23% of UberXers to follow this subversion, Travis would lose a significant part of his customer base. 4) this is the final step, watch for it... Network with each other and create your own licensed app! 23% of UberX creating a rival business with licensing requirements and rate stabilization? ?? This is a pie in the sky solution. However, it could work. There is success in a movement which has support in numbers. Lennon and Ghandi would approve.