Looks like Uber are going to offer a subscription model… Is this something you’d pay for?
When I was in the US earlier this year, I was using Lyft more than Uber, and there was some kind of deal like this (although it wasn’t an ongoing subscription). It was something like, pay $20 upfront and get 20% off all of your rides for a month. I don’t think those were the exact figures but that was the general idea. I quickly worked out that it would save me much more than the $20 with the amount of Lyft rides I expected to take, and it definitely worked out that way… I probably saved at least $80.
Looks like the new Uber offering is only in a few US cities at the moment, but I’m reasonably sure I take enough Ubers to make it worth my while if it rolls out here!
After being allocated a taxi, I would be regularly rang up prior to collection and asked my destination. It’s a well know tactic to avoid certain types of fares.
Like I said, I live in a northern Pennine town on the edge of the Greater Manchester Uber zone. More taxis in the centre and very few on the outskirts and the money in my neck of the woods is going into the city centre.
I just get so frustrated by their insistence on starting a new trip every time you want to pick someone up or drop someone off en route, and the fact that the other night I was quoted SIXTY QUID to get home