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Rate-Protecting Apps

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

— November 10, 2014 — Autos
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.
Trend Themes
1. Surge Pricing Avoidance - The SurgeProtect app identifies areas without surge pricing to help users save money on car services like Uber.
2. Location-based Pricing - The SurgeProtect app uses location data to find the closest area without surge pricing for car services.
3. Convenient Ride Options - The SurgeProtect app allows users to choose between black car, taxi, or carpool options for their ride.
Industry Implications
1. Ride-hailing Services - The SurgeProtect app disrupts the ride-hailing industry by providing users with a tool to avoid surge pricing on services like Uber.
2. Mobile Applications - The SurgeProtect app is a disruptive innovation in the mobile application industry by offering a solution to avoid overpaying for car services.
3. Transportation - The SurgeProtect app presents disruptive innovation opportunities within the transportation industry by addressing the issue of surge pricing on car services.
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