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Uber is testing a new feature that makes your ride cheaper if you're willing to wait

29 days ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

Uber is always testing features and changes to make its app more user-friendly, many of which never see the light of day. But we're hopeful this one does - on Monday, an Uber employee tweeted a screenshot of the Uber app with an unfamiliar message: "Prices are lower at 17:00." The employee could pay full price for his ride at 16:56, or tell the app to wait a few minutes, request a ride at 17:00 and save about $2.00 in the process.
Shortly after the tweet was picked up by Quartz , the employee deleted the message, suggesting that Uber wasn't yet ready to share any information about the...
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Uber tests cheaper fares for riders who are willing to wait a few minutes

Uber tests cheaper fares for riders who are willing to wait a few minutes

29 days ago   |   By The Verge

Uber is testing a new feature that could offer cheaper rides to customers who are willing to wait a few minutes, according to a tweet from an Uber employee found by Quartz that showed off the feature.
In a statement released to Quartz , an Uber representative confirmed that the feature was being tested by employees, saying, “Affordability is a top reason riders choose shared rides, and we're internally experimenting with a way to save money in exchange for a later pickup.” Uber already offers a similar sort of feature for its Uber Pool carpooling service with Uber Express Pool , where...
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