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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Mar 25, 2016

Uber Surge Protection App

Uber has become so popular that sometimes when you call for a ride, you can be hit with expensive surge pricing.

Surge rates have been known to increase by as much as 10 times the normal rate during peak times of the day or night.

It’s especially common when you’re at a major event, so be sure to pay close attention before deciding whether to book a ride.

iPhone users have an excellent option that can sometimes tell you how to avoid surge pricing with an app called SurgeProtector.

SurgeProtector , which is free, scans the area around you to see if by walking a block or two, you can avoid the expensive up charges.

The app lets you quickly determine if a cheaper pickup location is within a reasonable distance so

If you like using Uber as much as I do, checkout the SurgeProtector app for the iPhone to help you save money!