On Tuesday, Orlando became one of only five cities that can use Uber's newly launched subscription service called Ride Pass, which offers users consistent and lower ride fees for $15 a month.
Ride Pass subscribers will have set prices determined by data from similar routes taken in the past and will not be affected by surge pricing, according to Business Insider.
Basically, you're paying a fee to avoid more fees.
This service is being implemented in Orlando, Miami, Austin, Denver and Los Angeles (where it costs $25 instead because LA's program includes access to Uber e-bikes and scooters).
The service will not have any effects on Uber drivers. They will make the same amount of money regardless of whether the passenger uses Ride Pass.
Meanwhile, Uber's main competitor, Lyft, also recently launched a subscription service called All-Access Plan, which charges $300 a month for 30 rides that cost up to $15 each.
According to Digital Trends,
neither plan is guaranteed to save money unless you use the ridesharing services on a regular basis.
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