15 March, 2015

Follow up on Uber Surge Pricing | PoPville

Follow up on Uber Surge Pricing | PoPville:

I think Uber’s model is coming back to bite them – they’ve priced
their services so low that Uber drivers are turning off their Uber
phones (signaling no availability), waiting until this prompts surge
pricing (usually they check that from their personal phone), then going
out and giving Uber rides. The Surge Protector app is a pretty helpful
workaround as Uber’s system is clearly not working. The whole point of
surge pricing is to get more drivers out on the road when there is
naturally higher demand, but it’s not really working that way right now,
which is a shame.