Can't speak to the leased car issue except to say DO NOT buy a car if you're doing it expressly for Uber. The job simply doesn't pay enough to justify such an expenditure. Depending on your mileage and maintenance needs, you're going to be netting $10-$20 an hour, tops. On occasion--such as during special events--you might make more, but these are outliers and not representative of a typical work day. Keep all that in mind when thinking about buying/leasing a car for Uber.
Ten gigs? You're doing something wrong. Until last month my family was on a 2 GB shared plan being used by THREE people, including myself for Uber doing 20-30-ish hours per week. We usually went over the 2 GB cap, but only by a bit. There's no way you should be using up 10 GB just on Uber/Google Maps, etc.I use approx 10 gigs of data just for uber per month... some companies charge 50 dollars per gig overages... 1 time my home modem broke and i ended up paying rogers 900 dollars for my kids to watch cartoons on netflix for a couple weeks lol...
Anyway... keep in mind the avg cost of a car is 50 cents per km... includes gas and maintenance.... pretty standard avg... any company pays this to employees who ise their own car for work purposes...
I use about 3g per month and have a plan set up for five but I surf emails etc so I probably use a bit less than 3 just in uber with two apps running constantly (uber/nav).
I've driven in 4 different Ontario networks in the year I've been doing this and I can honestly say for profitability, Ottawa wrecks everything else.Wait, you're kidding, aren't you? Should he move to New York because of Uber? Do you know other factors in his life that might influence his decision to drive Uber in Toronto, for example family, etc?
Have you yourself driven in other Ontario cities other than Toronto before? Let me tell you, Uber Ontario is Toronto, not other cities. I drive in Toronto and other cities; there is no comparison. Toronto wins hands down.
So saying he shouldn't be driving in Toronto is a mis-spoken slip of the tongue.