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Uber introduces a flat subscription plan called “Ride Pass”

BurgerTiime

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Full story: https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2018/10/30/18042120/uber-ride-pass-monthly-subscription-cheap-fare

For $14.99 a month, riders get flat, heavily discounted fares that can save them 15 percent on travel.

Uber has a new plan to lock customers into its transportation ecosystem while also expanding the list of services it offers ahead of an expected public offering in 2019. It’s called Ride Pass, and it’s Uber’s attempt at an Amazon Prime-style subscription service.

Ride Pass is available today in five cities: Los Angeles, Austin, Orlando, Denver, and Miami. For $14.99 a month — or $24.99 a month in LA (sorry, Angelenos) — riders can lock in flat rates on all the UberX and UberPool trips they take over the course of that month. The rates, based on historical data, will be heavily discounted, saving riders up to 15 percent on their overall monthly travel, Uber says. Ride Pass fares won’t be subject to typical external events like weather, traffic, or surge pricing. And there’s no limit to the number of rides customers can take each month.
 

florra

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Yes but if what is stated in the article is correct, then the driver will still be compensated for the ride according to the fare rules at the time, so I assume this means if a subscribed passenger takes a ride in a surge zone, they will only pay base, but the rider still receives the surge fare. I may have interpreted this wrong, but that's how I read it.
 

RoboRider

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Yes but if what is stated in the article is correct, then the driver will still be compensated for the ride according to the fare rules at the time, so I assume this means if a subscribed passenger takes a ride in a surge zone, they will only pay base, but the rider still receives the surge fare. I may have interpreted this wrong, but that's how I read it.
That would be a big financial gamble for Uber .... would kind of go against everything else they have done where they have pushed the risk onto the drivers
 

florra

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That would be a big financial gamble for Uber .... would kind of go against everything else they have done where they have pushed the risk onto the drivers
Yes that's true, but the reality is that surge pricing only represents an extremely small portion of the total cash pool, so if the take up of this subscription is good enough, then there's money to be made for Uber... No extra for the drivers unfortunately :frown:
 
well in 1995 the minimum fare in ny was almost $7

so is any journalist or government official ever going to do basic math? Or do they need MIT to figure it out again lol?

anything less than $10 to the driver is illegal theft & guaraunteed failure they just use an app instead of a gun.

drivers cost on each ride is minimum $4 some maybe $3

uber charges $8 takes $4+ gives driver $4 & now they want to charge $7 haha

the "humans" at this company actually think the app deserves double what the driver gets after expenses lmao no problem with that at all

10+ million times a day have zero clue how any of this is legal

truly mind boggling how illegal this "company" is

as a teenager in 1992 you wouldn't get in my car with less than $5 gas money & you were a friend right next to me going the same place not a stranger 1-5+ miles away

what scares me is people actually dont cancel those rides?????? maybe 1 outta 10 of mine ill accept simply because i just cancelled like 3 lmao

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