With New Years Eve coming tonight Uber sent out an e-mail to give some quick pro tips for getting around with Uber. The main purpose of the message is to inform everybody that Surge Pricing will be in effect during certain hours of the evening.
When I started skimming over the e-mail, I immediately felt that this message went out to remind (warn) potential Uber users in advance of upcoming ridiculously high prices if you plan to use the service.
Why the warning? Recently, I wrote about Uber charging $94 for a 2 mile car ride in NYC due to Surge Pricing. Many Uber users seemed to be surprised by the exorbitant charges they received for rides during a snow storm.
Uber expects overly high demand for cars during New Years Eve so they put together a handy chart showing the Best Times for an Affordable Rate.
When reports of the high prices with Uber came out due to Surge Pricing, some riders claimed to have been told one price to only get charged much higher.
So what do you think- is it worth using Uber or will you just call a traditional car service or hail a cab if you need one tonight? I think it’s great how transparent Uber is being but if I was in need of a cab, I don’t think Uber would be the option that I’d use.
Check out some of my other Uber posts:
- Uber Delivering Kittens For National Cat Day
- Uber Is Delivering Christmas Trees
- The UberSleigh Toy Drive Is Coming To New York
Happy New Years!