Uber Tests Ultimate $24.99 a Month Subscription for All Its Services

Posted on July 23, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Uncategorized with 4 Comments

Uber is trying to make its services more enticing to its customers in the United States. The company is reportedly testing a brand-new subscription for the service in some cities which combines all its services for a monthly price.

TechCrunch reports that the $24.99 a month subscription will give users discounts on Uber rides, free delivery on Uber Eats, and free JUMP rides where those are available. The new Uber Pass subscription is reportedly being tested in San Fransisco and Chicago, and it’s testing different variations for users. The new subscription will apparently offer a fixed discount on every ride, too.

Uber is also testing cheaper variations of the subscription where you only get discounted rides and free delivery on Uber Eats for orders above a certain amount.

The idea of combining all its services into a single service is kind of clever and could make Uber more accessible than before. Especially if you are someone that uses Uber on a daily basis, this subscription could be a no brainer. That is, of course, if you can justify the $24.99/month pricing. You will still have to pay for your Uber rides, only at a discounted rate, but the prices of the rides will add up to the existing $24.99 you’d be paying for the subscription.

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Comments (4)

4 responses to “Uber Tests Ultimate $24.99 a Month Subscription for All Its Services”

  1. jimchamplin

    This just in! Arrogant and overpriced ridesharing company figures out way to bilk customers twice. Story at 11.

    • jchampeau

      In reply to jimchamplin:

      Have you taken a ride in an old school taxicab recently, or just compared prices? My $22 Uber ride home from the airport in a really nice Accord recently would have been $56 in a 25-year-old Crown Vic cab with vinyl seats. My take is different on who the arrogant one is here.

    • wright_is

      In reply to jimchamplin:

      They are actually underpriced. I think Uber subsidize something like 40% (or 60%?) of the cost of each ride. At least that was the last figure I heard, but that was towards the end of last year, and I haven't heard of Uber making 40%+ price hikes.

      That said, Uber is still banned here - they were employing drivers with just normal licenses, not professional licenses* (a tougher driving license, required to transport people for remuneration and without which, you cannot transport or get yourself insured to transport people for money). They are still fighting the ban, but are unwilling to actually ensure they have legal drivers.

      * this is a professional driving license, not a taxi license - you need a PDL in order to be able to apply for a taxi license - or a limo service driver etc.