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Uber introduces an Amazon Prime-style monthly subscription service

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momof4
8200 Rider Driver
 Posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Uber trying something new yet again. Not supposed to affect drivers earrnings. Wouldn't it be nice if Uber came out with something to help drivers earn more. Maybe stop hiring more new drivers. Make promotions more profitable and achievable. Restructure the rating system. Do better background checks that in itself would probable knock out a good number of drivers. People would be safer and maybe there wouldn't be all these lawsuits.

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2018/10/30/18042120/uber-ride-pass-monthly-subscription-cheap-fare

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    SidA-1
    40 Driver
     5 years ago

    This is the Ride Pass, right? "For $14.99 a month, riders get flat, heavily discounted fares that can save them 15 percent on travel"

    It is a bit weird how you have to pay for a discounted rate. Really bizarre.

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      momof4
      OP 8200 Rider Driver
       5 years ago

      Uber tends to put stuff out there for both riders and drivers to make themselves look good. That they care. In the end its all BS. Anything they offer a driver comes with a price. It makes us accept more trips, stay on road longer, etc. .. Nothing they offer really helps a rider or driver.

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        RobinH74
        41 Driver
         5 years ago  (edited 5 years ago)

        Stringing us along until they can build an autonomous vehicles that don’t driver over people. 

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          momof4
          OP 8200 Rider Driver
           5 years ago

          Of course. 

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      JanMoran
      24
       5 years ago

      This sounds like a half-ass response to Lyft's subscription services.

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    ChazKillington
    40
     5 years ago

    Dara was asked the same question around how many drivers there should be. His response was that if they have more drivers, more riders will use Uber and in the end there will be plenty of money for the drivers.

    I dunno.  Sounds like a circular logic.

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      momof4
      OP 8200 Rider Driver
       5 years ago

      Dont trust him anymore than Travis. Not much has changed. Any driver will tell you how there pay has declined.  For a few reasons. At least for me it has been not as many trip request. The cities are saturated with drivers. 

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    Gmom10
    33 Rider
     5 years ago

    Well said momof4. They definately need to do better background checks. Too many sketchy drivers out there. Uber would avoid some of their lawsuits if they did better checks most definately. Uber should also meet face to face with a potential driver as some of these drivers are crazy. It also stinks when driver knows no English what so ever. Very diffucult to communicate

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      momof4
      OP 8200 Rider Driver
       5 years ago

      I feel your pain with the language barrier especially when driver gets lost. Many of my passengers have had similar issues with drivers that dont speak English.