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Uber starting subscription service for 24.99

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Uberserge
1296 Rider Driver
 Posted 2 years, 4 months ago

It estends to all parts of Uber, discounts on car rides, free Jump bikes and free UberEats deliveries. Would you subscribe? They are trying to stop you from using Lyft, they’re also coming out with their own subscription service for 14.99 a month.

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    goingnuts
    3
     2 years ago

    Didn't Uber already do something like this? Was that just for their business accounts or something? OH, am I thinking of their rewards program? Honestly, I cannot keep up anymore.

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      Uberserge
      OP 1296 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      This is straight subscription, like the gym subscription you'll never use. 😆

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    AlbertK
    29
     2 years ago

    Do you know if this is available everywhere? Some places don't even have Jump bikes so it would see strange for it to be the same $24.99 price all across the US when some areas don't get as many benefits.

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      Uberserge
      OP 1296 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      At the moment only in Chicago and SF, they also have something called Ride Pass in many other cities.

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        AlbertK
        29
         2 years ago

        Got it that makes more sense.

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    andsold
    105
     2 years ago

    Can you post a link with more info?

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    kiissiik
    37
     2 years ago

    Well what does Lyft's subscription get you for $14.99? That is quite a bit cheaper.

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      Uberserge
      OP 1296 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      Up to 10% on car rides only with a max dollar amount attached such as it will say 10% but will cap the discount to $4 per ride.

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        kiissiik
        37
         2 years ago

        LOL that is quite restrictive

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          Uberserge
          OP 1296 Rider Driver
           2 years ago

          😆 comes with free foot massage? Passengers are used to live in a subsidized fantasy land.

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    mrketting
     2 years ago

    This seems as good as that old move pass thing. Soon this won't exist so I would jump on it is I were you.

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      Uberserge
      OP 1296 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      Yeah, good idea, MoviePass didn’t last too long.

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    ce
    59 Rider
     2 years ago

    $24.99 a month for unlimited free Jump bikes and UberEats deliveries. That is an incredible deal. Are there restrictions?!

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      Uberserge
      OP 1296 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      Nope not unlimited, 5% discount on car rides, 30 minutes of free time a day in Jump bikes and scooters and one free Ubereats delivery a day, nothing unlimited.

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    Wes
    1601 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    They KNOW based on market research that this locks you into using Uber so you don't waste money - which keeps you from using other Rideshare services (Lyft)...  it creates a revenue stream which makes investors happy, especially considering that Lyft stock is doing MUCH better than Uber's.  They also know that a large percentage of people that sign up for the service will use it heavily at first, but eventually tend to use it less and that becomes a positive and profitable revenue stream.  

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      Uberserge
      OP 1296 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      Just like signing up to a gym membership after a new year's resolution. 😆

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        Wes
        1601 Rider Driver
         2 years ago

        That's a perfect analogy.  I was trying to think of an example when I wrote my initial response and was thinking streaming services would be an example, but the gym membership is perfect because so many of us (myself included) have done exactly that!!!  LOL

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          Uberserge
          OP 1296 Rider Driver
           2 years ago

          Yep, thank you. Netflix also comes to mind, started at 7.99 now I think for multiple devices it's at 12.99

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      rodneytrop
      1
       2 years ago

      Can you back out after a month? I just don't get why people would sign up for this to begin with when you get so little!!

      I understand what you are saying but I just still do not get the initial incentive.

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        Wes
        1601 Rider Driver
         2 years ago

        We will have to see how it rolls into each of our individual markets.  I'm confident it will be different in every city.  They tested it once in my market area (Cleveland, OH) and offered it to me - but i generally only use Uber/Lyft when I'm traveling with my day job which isn't that often so I wasn't interested.  But at that time it was discounted rides and there was a cap, although the end result was that you were still saving money over and above the monthly fee.  

        For a person that went out every weekend or traveled daily for work, it was a no-brainer.  

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    bettyvanwhy
    188 Rider
     2 years ago

    I don't understand what the $24.99 gets you? Is it like a day, week, monthly payment?

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      Uberserge
      OP 1296 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      24.99 a month, gets you surge protection, 5% off rides, one free UBER eats delivery a day and 30 minute free scooter or bike ride. Basically, trying to keep you in their platform.

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        bettyvanwhy
        188 Rider
         2 years ago

        Oh ok, I thought it was like free rides or something. This makes a lot more sense but not worth it IMO.

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          Uberserge
          OP 1296 Rider Driver
           2 years ago

          You get 30 minutes a day free scooter and e-bike rides 😆

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            bettyvanwhy
            188 Rider
             2 years ago

            Uber is losing their marbles...

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              Uberserge
              OP 1296 Rider Driver
               2 years ago

              Losing? I think that happened a few years ago, now they're trying to keep what they have left. 😆

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    SteveBausch
    91
     2 years ago

    They might as well as call this a coupon book because there are restrictions and you have to pay over a certain amount. It isn’t an all-you-can-eat model at all.

    This is just a way for these companies to hook the customer I to paying a minimum every month. It guarantees a revenue and investors love that 

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      Uberserge
      OP 1296 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      Show me the money, that's what investors are going to say shortly.

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    EjiEzeEze
    323 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    Free UberEats delivery? There must be restrictions LOL

    Even drivers cannot wait for the driverless car at this point. 

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      Uberserge
      OP 1296 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      One a day, not everything is free with UBER but almost.

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    JBurd
    184 Rider
     2 years ago

    Why do they feel the need to do this? They don’t even know how to make money with the current business model and now they are stepping into a brand new unknown.

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      brett
      60 Rider
       2 years ago

      I cannot keep up with all the new Uber and Lyft programs, incentives, features. It is truly ridiculous.

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      Uberserge
      OP 1296 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      You’re right, giving stuff away like free delivery and free scooter rides is not going to make them money but they want to keep you on their platform instead of use Lyft. More losses!