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Featured HUGE: New Surge System Arrives in Boston.

Discussion in 'Surge' started by dparisi, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. dparisi

    dparisi Active Member

    Location:
    Attleboro
    Discuss..
     

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  2. asian_storm

    asian_storm Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Braintree
  3. Noxbird

    Noxbird Active Member

    Location:
    Boston
    I don't exactly understand how it works. Is it the exact same pricing as before?
    For example, let's say it's a $10 ride. If surge used to be 1.5x, you'd get $15 (not exactly, but roughly speaking).
    Under the new rules will it just say $5?

    It also mentions something about minimum surge... Does the dollar amount shown reflect surge on a minimum fare ride? If not, then what is it based off?
     
  4. Tysmith95

    Tysmith95 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston
    Is this Boston?
     
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  5. dparisi

    dparisi Active Member

    Location:
    Attleboro
    yes, just got the email

    New interface display of surge. Second image is right now in foxboro:
     

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  6. Tysmith95

    Tysmith95 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston
    ****, time to apply for other jobs.
     
  7. WelcomeTree

    WelcomeTree Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston
    Driving:
    UberXL
    I was just about to create a thread but checked before hitting submit.
     

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  8. dparisi

    dparisi Active Member

    Location:
    Attleboro
    This system is in place in RI, maybe IMMA DRIVERIMMA DRIVER can fill us in on his experience with it? My own experience is more rides with "surge pricing", but lower payout-per-ride.
     
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  9. Mikejay

    Mikejay Active Member

    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Yep this is the same as uber saying they are paying us more for our time but overall cutting what we make. Same thing. Uber says you get a flat fee which probably won't come out to what it use to and charge the rider whatever they feel like.
     
  10. Mr.UberUber

    Mr.UberUber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston
    I can't wait! It's going to be fun manipulating the **** out of this new system.

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  11. Tysmith95

    Tysmith95 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston
    No more guesswork, yet changes an easy one to understand to one I don't understand.
     
  12. dparisi

    dparisi Active Member

    Location:
    Attleboro
    No more guesswork, now you can directly see how far Uber is bending drivers over. :D
     
  13. Sammy4u

    Sammy4u Active Member

    Location:
    Boston
    Driving:
    UberX
    I think we will lose bigtime on long trips or those 45+ min trips.
     
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  14. B - uberlyftdriver

    B - uberlyftdriver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    live free or die
    i'm with you, im looking forward to figuring this out and how to make the most out of it
     
  15. Arb Watson

    Arb Watson Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston
    Dear 3X please rest in peace. Dara you owe me money.
     
  16. Veal66

    Veal66 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston
    Driving:
    UberX
    Long thread on this before in the Boston forum, a few months ago, speculating when this would come here. Not good. Bottom line, Uber is grabbing more cash out of our pockets.

    https://uberpeople.net/threads/surge-improvements.261898/

    At that time, other markets that moved to this new surge model (like Charlotte, NC) absolutely hated it. Lost $$. Also, they confirmed on that board that despite Uber stating "for long trips, we'll adjust the surge amount to higher than the minimum...", this NEVER happens.
     
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  17. Arb Watson

    Arb Watson Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston
    Uber getting ready for an IPO. I will get those puts ready.
     
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  18. elcentro20

    elcentro20 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    劍橋
    Driving:
    UberX
    This is the end of Gillette gaming for sure.

    So now we have to kick juicy surge rides out of the car?
     
  19. Sammy4u

    Sammy4u Active Member

    Location:
    Boston
    Driving:
    UberX
    Surge multipliers are awesome on long trips. Dunno how will this work at the airport ? I guess when airport is surging you would want short trips to south boston, east boston, cambridge and so on.
     
  20. excel2345

    excel2345 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Worcester
    This is the end of surge as we know it. Uber will adjust the amount they will pay until they get drivers where they want them. At the same time they will charge the passenger whatever Uber thinks they will pay.
    Until(that means probably never)there is one definition of fare instead of two(1.what we are paid, time and mileage, 2.what the passenger pays) Uber can set our incomes while greatly increasing their share. The 25% is a joke that proves we are "independent" contractors.
    Drivers are helpless due to the arbitration clause, no lawyer would take the case based on an individual driver but would based on a class action. I'm sure I will get the "you know what you signed up for" but there was no time to read the changes if you wanted to drive and Travis was still in charge at that time, anyone out there feel there might have been retribution if you opted out?
     
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