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So now the pax can can dodge a surge with the help of this little bitty app. Who knew?
 

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W hat does that do the rider app doesnt?
It tells them where the surge begins and ends and where they can walk to get out of a surge zone. I don't know what else but obviously it tells them something the rider app doesn't because they're using it.
 

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I checked out Google Play and there are several similar apps. I hope the users walk ten blocks from a 1.5 surge zone only to find themselves in a 2.8 surge zone.

I found one review for a different app that said that Sidecar drivers use it to find out where the Uber surges are.
 

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I checked out Google Play and there are several similar apps. I hope the users walk ten blocks from a 1.5 surge zone only to find themselves in a 2.8 surge zone.

I found one review for a different app that said that Sidecar drivers use it to find out where the Uber surges are.
Yeah I would love it if they chase the NON surge and it bites them in the ass the same way chasing a surge does drivers.

Most that would try to get a cheaper ride from a non surge close spot will simply move the pin and call with the correct spot. Some idiot newbie will eventually take it and pick them up. Many new drivers don't even know how surge works and assume trips from the surge area are always surge.
 

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I checked out Google Play and there are several similar apps. I hope the users walk ten blocks from a 1.5 surge zone only to find themselves in a 2.8 surge zone.

I found one review for a different app that said that Sidecar drivers use it to find out where the Uber surges are.
Does that matter for us? They aren't in Houston.
 

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Why is there no app to tell us that on Tuesday afternoon at 2:15 pm THIS is the average surge (or not) for each area? Using historical data this should be possible. I would pay for that and I don't pay for apps ever.
 

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The old misplaced pin right next to a surge call gets the rider a $5 no show fee. Funk them trying to scam. Scam em back!

Yeah I would love it if they chase the NON surge and it bites them in the ass the same way chasing a surge does drivers.

Most that would try to get a cheaper ride from a non surge close spot will simply move the pin and call with the correct spot. Some idiot newbie will eventually take it and pick them up. Many new drivers don't even know how surge works and assume trips from the surge area are always surge.
 

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Well, **** us. Look what the pax can do... View attachment 12926

So now the pax can can dodge a surge with the help of this little bitty app. Who knew?
Let them. I've been in middle of surge zone and got request outside of surge. I don't take it. Someone on this forum told me accept and immediately cancel so it won't affect acceptance rate. I started doin that and it worked. Look for the lightning symbol and do what you got to. Speaking of, have they cut our rates again? Used to be on a min $5 trip i would get $3.80. Took a fair yesterday that was $5.17 and my pay was $3.34. Monitor your pay statements regularly
 

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As a driver you could use this to pick up only surge rides in your area, without turning on Uber apps off and on.
 

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Well, **** us. Look what the pax can do... View attachment 12926

So now the pax can can dodge a surge with the help of this little bitty app. Who knew?
I downloaded the app to check it out (and to see if it can be useful as a driver) . It is interesting to me that it asks for your Uber sign in. Perhaps Uber released this under a different name so riders can not complain as much about surge.
 

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Let them. I've been in middle of surge zone and got request outside of surge. I don't take it. Someone on this forum told me accept and immediately cancel so it won't affect acceptance rate. I started doin that and it worked. Look for the lightning symbol and do what you got to. Speaking of, have they cut our rates again? Used to be on a min $5 trip i would get $3.80. Took a fair yesterday that was $5.17 and my pay was $3.34. Monitor your pay statements regularly
Your pay is after the $1 Safe Ride fee is subtracted. A mini should be $3.20 based on the actual ride portion of the fare of $4.00.
 

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I downloaded the app to check it out (and to see if it can be useful as a driver) . It is interesting to me that it asks for your Uber sign in. Perhaps Uber released this under a different name so riders can not complain as much about surge.
This occured to me too that uber would do this as just another way to make money. I'm so sick of uber's bullshit.
 

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If the app requests your Uber sign in data, I'd avoid it like the plague. You might end up with your cc hacked.
It wouldn't be the first time someone stole my cc,and probably not the last. My bank has been good at taking my word for it. Hell, I have even been blocked a few times because of my own suspicious activity.

Either way, the CC I have on file with Uber has a limit of $250. They won't get much from that one.
 
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