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Why Does Uber Want My Location?

Posted by: Felicia Dodge in Rideshare Knowledge 2 days, 14 hours ago

In case you haven't heard, Uber introduced a new update that allows the rideshare giant to track your location, even after you close the Uber app. This application feature prompts you to agree to giving Uber your location up to 5 minutes after your ride is finished. Curious as to why the company is interested in your location? So were we!

In Uber's latest update, they eliminated the option to only track location "while using the app". Now, riders must choose between the "never" and "always" options for tracking location. Using the "never" option makes the Uber application ...

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Wanderlust Wednesday Canada

Posted by: Felicia Dodge in Travel/Wanderlust 4 days, 17 hours ago

When in doubt, travel. #WanderlustWednesday

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Which One? Uber vs. Ola

Posted by: Bekah Wheeler in Infographics, Rider Community, Travel/Wanderlust 1 week, 2 days ago

Navigating the world of rideshare services is difficult these days! Not to worry, we've created an infographic to simplify the choices and show how different rideshare companies compare from a cost perspective. This infographic breaks down the costs of two of the major rideshare services available in India, Uber and Ola. The costs are compared in six major cities (Delhi, Indore, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, and Ahmedabad) over a five and a half kilometer distance.

Uber vs Ola Rideshare Comparison

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Wanderlust Wednesday Austria Skies

Posted by: Felicia Dodge in Travel/Wanderlust 1 week, 4 days ago

Adjust your altitude. #WanderlustWednesday

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How to Turn on Uber Surge Notifications

Posted by: Felicia Dodge in Rideshare Knowledge 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Ever get stuck with an Uber surge when you're trying to go somewhere? Don't want to pay that 2.0 times multiplier on the fare? Did you know there is a way to get a notification when the Uber surge is done? We're here to tell you how!

When the surge screen shows up in the Uber app, there are three options listed, similar to the screen below.

The second option, "Notify me when surge drops" is the option you would choose if you're looking to wait until the surge is done. After you press this ...

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