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How to never get slammed with Uber surge pricing again

Published Jul 28th, 2015 4:45PM EDT
How To Avoid Uber Surge Pricing

Uber is a true game-changer that reimagines the way we travel on a daily basis. The service truly could not be any easier to use, and millions of people around the world rely on it each and every day. Of course, Uber is far from perfect, and one of the bigger complaints users have pertains to surge pricing.

Well, there’s a free app that will help ensure you never have to pay surge prices again.

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For those unfamiliar with Uber’s surge pricing policy, it’s an automatic mechanism that charges customers in certain areas more money during high-traffic times when cars are busier than normal. It’s aggravating, but understandable.

With an app called Cut the Surge, however, you can ensure that you avoid Uber’s hiked rates by booking your ride when fares are normal.

Cut the Surge is able to predict Uber rates for the next hour. If you try to book a ride but see the surge pricing warning, the app will tell you when you can expect to hail a car without paying an inflated rate.

The app launched this past April for $2.99, but its price dropped to free earlier this month following an update. The full description follows below, along with a download link.

Foresee Uber’s price surge in your city, ride at the right time and save money.

You will be able to predict the rate of the next 60 minutes to decide which Uber’s service choose, and what time order your driver.

Cut the Surge is available is all the cities where Uber is present.

Download Cut the Surge

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.