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OK, so now while on trips I always click the Stop New Requests tab on the pax profile page. This way when Im arriving I dont get another request on top of the one im dropping off. Then I can look around and see if there is a better Surge area close by i can jam to b4 i turn the ap back on..

Also, because im off line to new rides while im driving a pax, it does not count my car as available, thus helping to push surge up where im arriving. If other drivers did this too we all would be pushing surge up with every trip.. so do this and tell other drivers to do it too.
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Based on what you just said, what picture does this screenshot paint for you? I saw a surges and myself and another driver boogied to the location (see my blue Dot in the highest surge area). Neither one of us got a ride request after waiting for 5 minutes! And there were NO other cars out there in the area and my app was on the whole time. So, if the cause of the surge in the first place is that there are riders in that area needing rides, yet no ride requests were sent out, WHAT was the purpose for the surge? This happened the day after the recent update, and happened to be the site of a WMart Supercenter. As that surge was declining (with still no ride requests), another popped up at the location of another WMart Supercenter right where I'd just been before I jetted over to the first surge area, so I went back there (with still no ride requests)
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I now run two devices so ill always be aware of surges before i accept a stacked ping. You dont want to decline a stacked ping just for there not to be a surge.

First night out it works great

Based on what you just said, what picture does this screenshot paint for you? I saw a surges and myself and another driver boogied to the location (see my blue Dot in the highest surge area). Neither one of us got a ride request after waiting for 5 minutes! And there were NO other cars out there in the area and my app was on the whole time. So, if the cause of the surge in the first place is that there are riders in that area needing rides, yet no ride requests were sent out, WHAT was the purpose for the surge? This happened the day after the recent update, and happened to be the site of a WMart Supercenter. As that surge was declining (with still no ride requests), another popped up at the location of another WMart Supercenter right where I'd just been before I jetted over to the first surge area, so I went back there (with still no ride requests) View attachment 105777 . What the HECK?! Is Uber playing games?
The surge starts when the rider opens the uber app but they dont have to request if the surge is too high. Being that this was by a walmart, they probably saw the surge pricing and decided to wait it out. You probably didnt miss out and id avoid walmarts, surger no surge.
 

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Based on what you just said, what picture does this screenshot paint for you? I saw a surges and myself and another driver boogied to the location (see my blue Dot in the highest surge area). Neither one of us got a ride request after waiting for 5 minutes! And there were NO other cars out there in the area and my app was on the whole time. So, if the cause of the surge in the first place is that there are riders in that area needing rides, yet no ride requests were sent out, WHAT was the purpose for the surge? This happened the day after the recent update, and happened to be the site of a WMart Supercenter. As that surge was declining (with still no ride requests), another popped up at the location of another WMart Supercenter right where I'd just been before I jetted over to the first surge area, so I went back there (with still no ride requests) View attachment 105777 . What the HECK?! Is Uber playing games?
My stratagy only helps when you already have a ride.. and in potential high demand areas.. your situation is just dumb uber crap.

I now run two devices so ill always be aware of surges before i accept a stacked ping. You dont want to decline a stacked ping just for there not to be a surge.

First night out it works great

The surge starts when the rider opens the uber app but they dont have to request if the surge is too high. Being that this was by a walmart, they probably saw the surge pricing and decided to wait it out. You probably didnt miss out and id avoid walmarts, surger no surge.
I Only mostly take surge 1.7x or higher.. and i really dont want to pay for 2 phone bills.. do you have them both linked to the same bank account? But i like your stratagy.. maybe a cheap Obama phone could do and have both aps on, then if on the way to pick up a pax, and a higher surge ride comes on, i could cancel on the lower surge and pick up the higher 1.. hmm

So you have 2 phones 2 uber accounts on the same car? Its a trip they let that go.. are rhey both in your name and account too?
 

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Based on what you just said, what picture does this screenshot paint for you? I saw a surges and myself and another driver boogied to the location (see my blue Dot in the highest surge area). Neither one of us got a ride request after waiting for 5 minutes! And there were NO other cars out there in the area and my app was on the whole time. So, if the cause of the surge in the first place is that there are riders in that area needing rides, yet no ride requests were sent out, WHAT was the purpose for the surge? This happened the day after the recent update, and happened to be the site of a WMart Supercenter. As that surge was declining (with still no ride requests), another popped up at the location of another WMart Supercenter right where I'd just been before I jetted over to the first surge area, so I went back there (with still no ride requests) View attachment 105777 . What the HECK?! Is Uber playing games?
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Based on what you just said, what picture does this screenshot paint for you? I saw a surges and myself and another driver boogied to the location (see my blue Dot in the highest surge area). Neither one of us got a ride request after waiting for 5 minutes! And there were NO other cars out there in the area and my app was on the whole time. So, if the cause of the surge in the first place is that there are riders in that area needing rides, yet no ride requests were sent out, WHAT was the purpose for the surge? This happened the day after the recent update, and happened to be the site of a WMart Supercenter. As that surge was declining (with still no ride requests), another popped up at the location of another WMart Supercenter right where I'd just been before I jetted over to the first surge area, so I went back there (with still no ride requests) View attachment 105777 . What the HECK?! Is Uber playing games?
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OK, so now while on trips I always click the Stop New Requests tab on the pax profile page. This way when Im arriving I dont get another request on top of the one im dropping off. Then I can look around and see if there is a better Surge area close by i can jam to b4 i turn the ap back on..

Also, because im off line to new rides while im driving a pax, it does not count my car as available, thus helping to push surge up where im arriving. If other drivers did this too we all would be pushing surge up with every trip.. so do this and tell other drivers to do it too.
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Hahahah hahaha...so simply put, will anyone listen, no. I do what you said automatically.

OK, so now while on trips I always click the Stop New Requests tab on the pax profile page. This way when Im arriving I dont get another request on top of the one im dropping off. Then I can look around and see if there is a better Surge area close by i can jam to b4 i turn the ap back on..

Also, because im off line to new rides while im driving a pax, it does not count my car as available, thus helping to push surge up where im arriving. If other drivers did this too we all would be pushing surge up with every trip.. so do this and tell other drivers to do it too.
THanks! View attachment 105762
You can get tracked like that n get booted off the platform!
 

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Hahahah hahaha...so simply put, will anyone listen, no. I do what you said automatically.

You can get tracked like that n get booted off the platform!
Why? He's using it as intended, he doesn't want new request to stack on him. Nothing out of the ordinary going on here, unlike doing so to stop additional Uber Pool pax...

As far as staying off line in the hope of pushing a surge, again, nothing against policy for a single driver to make such a decision.
 

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Based on what you just said, what picture does this screenshot paint for you? I saw a surges and myself and another driver boogied to the location (see my blue Dot in the highest surge area). Neither one of us got a ride request after waiting for 5 minutes! And there were NO other cars out there in the area and my app was on the whole time. So, if the cause of the surge in the first place is that there are riders in that area needing rides, yet no ride requests were sent out, WHAT was the purpose for the surge? This happened the day after the recent update, and happened to be the site of a WMart Supercenter. As that surge was declining (with still no ride requests), another popped up at the location of another WMart Supercenter right where I'd just been before I jetted over to the first surge area, so I went back there (with still no ride requests) View attachment 105777 . What the HECK?! Is Uber playing games?
People at Walmart won't pay surge. They wait. You'll just get trips from outside the surge. Plus that's a crappy surge and the driver app lags behind the rider app so the surge is likely less than shown anyway.
 

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OK, so now while on trips I always click the Stop New Requests tab on the pax profile page. This way when Im arriving I dont get another request on top of the one im dropping off. Then I can look around and see if there is a better Surge area close by i can jam to b4 i turn the ap back on.. View attachment 105762
Damn, that's brilliant -- can't believe nobody ever thought of doing that before! LOL.
 

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OK, so now while on trips I always click the Stop New Requests tab on the pax profile page. This way when Im arriving I dont get another request on top of the one im dropping off. Then I can look around and see if there is a better Surge area close by i can jam to b4 i turn the ap back on..

Also, because im off line to new rides while im driving a pax, it does not count my car as available, thus helping to push surge up where im arriving. If other drivers did this too we all would be pushing surge up with every trip.. so do this and tell other drivers to do it too.
THanks! View attachment 105762
Great theory, but it's starting to look like they're manipulating the software and algos.

Based on what you just said, what picture does this screenshot paint for you? I saw a surges and myself and another driver boogied to the location (see my blue Dot in the highest surge area). Neither one of us got a ride request after waiting for 5 minutes! And there were NO other cars out there in the area and my app was on the whole time. So, if the cause of the surge in the first place is that there are riders in that area needing rides, yet no ride requests were sent out, WHAT was the purpose for the surge? This happened the day after the recent update, and happened to be the site of a WMart Supercenter. As that surge was declining (with still no ride requests), another popped up at the location of another WMart Supercenter right where I'd just been before I jetted over to the first surge area, so I went back there (with still no ride requests) View attachment 105777 . What the HECK?! Is Uber playing games?
Was your app off before you arrived in the surge zone?

Here is a video on how to get more money on surge

. . . OK!
 
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