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Re: Uber charges you more when your battery is low!
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 06:46:16 AM »
That's crazy

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Re: Uber charges you more when your battery is low!
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 07:01:38 AM »
Intrestesting!
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Re: Uber charges you more when your battery is low!
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2019, 07:50:40 AM »
Brilliant on their part!  Stinks for us.  (Thank you @tmendy226)
Techies--how can they read battery life?

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Re: Uber charges you more when your battery is low!
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2019, 07:59:57 AM »
Brilliant on their part!  Stinks for us.  (Thank you @tmendy226)
Techies--how can they read battery life?
Tou download their app and they can see many stuff, more then you'd like to know.
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Re: Uber charges you more when your battery is low!
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2019, 08:38:25 AM »
I wonder if Uber software also has the ability to turn off the battery feature to lay low temporarily and then turn it back on in a couple months. 

Then again, this link says the picture going around is Bolt, not Uber.
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https://www.wkyc.com/mobile/article/news/verify/verify-does-uber-charge-you-more-if-your-battery-is-low/507-3b1c0166-0d82-4f91-9d96-c4aa01921b12

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Re: Uber charges you more when your battery is low!
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2019, 09:27:58 AM »
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Re: Uber charges you more when your battery is low!
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2019, 11:04:42 AM »
Didn't Google block apps from viewing your battery level in a recent Google Play API level for this reason?

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Re: Uber charges you more when your battery is low!
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2019, 03:09:06 PM »
I wonder if this is really true going to take a phone that has a low battery under 10% and a phone that has 80% and see if there's really a difference.
  Or some other people here try that as well.

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In the USA as well?
« Last Edit: September 24, 2019, 03:12:18 PM by myi »
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Re: Uber charges you more when your battery is low!
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2019, 03:58:11 PM »
I wonder if this is really true going to take a phone that has a low battery under 10% and a phone that has 80% and see if there's really a difference.
  Or some other people here try that as well.

Post your feedback.

In the USA as well?
Again, the video clip above says it wasn't Uber, it was BOLT and it was outside the US.  Can anyone outside the US try BOLT and verify? 

Even if Uber were doing it, I can't imagine they would commit suicide by continuing the practice at this time.
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