I thought they didn't include the 1.95 fee, that the passenger paid that separate so to speak. That's how it used to be, anyway. And with Lyft, for example, the min is $5 and so I always get $4 out of that.
If what you're saying is true, then the new Uber min is just a big fake.
Uber used to refer to the minimum fare as the part without the booking fee. Now they refer to it as the total, just another tactic to make it sound good, like the hourly guarantees which include Uber's share.
So yes, before you got 2.40 now you get 2.56.
But be careful about this SCAM, yes it is just another shameful sacamos from Travis.
Not only it is an insult 15 and 16 cents more but it is also a scam.
So, wow!!!! We get the cool amount of 15 cents more per trip, and if you work hard and do 30 rides a day you will make $4.50 more for the whole day. Passengers are aware of the increase and they think "good, now the drivers should stop complaining because they are going to make more money".
But the reality is that we are not going to make more money per trip it is a scam, here is the explanation made simple:
At $3.00 minimum fare with no base a rider gets let's say 2.5 miles ($2.25) and 5 minutes ($0.75) or any combination that adds up to the same amount. So for those trips or shorter trips we get 15 or 16 cents more now.
If the trip is longer than that then the extra 20 cents are credited to any time or distance over the minimum, in other words for anything longer than the minimum the cost of the trip is still the same as before the increase because they are still paying 90 cents per mile and 15 cents per minute. If the 20 cents had been for the "base", then yes we would be making 15 or 16 cents more per trip.
I hope the explanation was clear and I hope most of you had not been fooled by the increase.
SCAM
BTW, we are still using "WINTER WARMUP" PRICES, those need to end first.