The SurgeProtect App Finds a Spot Free of Surge Pricing to Call an Uber

By: Alyson Wyers - Nov 10, 2014
References: itunes.apple & refinery29
This newly released app ensures you never overpay for Uber again by finding the location nearest to you that doesn't have surge pricing. Popular car service app Uber has something called surge pricing, which is when Uber rates go up to accommodate more cars on the road and offer shorter wait times. Prices go back down when enough cars are on the road. While Uber notifies users when this is in effect with big, bold letters in addition to other measures, some people would rather walk a bit out of that area to pay lower cab fare.

This is where the SurgeProtect app comes in. Not only does it find the closest area without surge pricing, it will call an Uber right to that spot. The straightforward mobile application also gives you the option of black car, taxi or carpool.