Uber app: A luxury that'll cost you, especially on New Year's - FOX 13 News

Uber app: A luxury that'll cost you, especially on New Year's

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The forecast for New Year's Eve is cold. So if you need a ride to wherever you're going the Uber app can help you out. Some love it while others say the Uber car service is uber-expensive.

If you want to use the Uber on-demand car service app you have to sign up and give your credit card number. The company does not deal in cash. Uber's website advertises that you can "make it a night out" and "arrive in style." But the price is giving some customers sticker shock.

It all comes down to supply and demand. The more demand, the higher the prices go. In fact, your fare could be 7 to 10 times more during peak periods such as New Year's Eve or when it's raining and you can't find a yellow cab anywhere.

Some have complained on Twitter "basically, Uber will be most expensive when people need it the most. The nerve of those dirty capitalists."

But this one supports Uber saying "complaining about Uber's prices is like complaining about Armani's prices."

Josh Mohrer, the general manager for Uber in New York, spoke to Fox 5 via Skype. He said that riding between 12 and 3 a.m. on New Year's will cost you, but that it is a reliable ride whenever you need it. He said that Uber promises that with a push of a button a car will pick you up in 5 minutes.

The bottom line: it's a luxury and luxury costs money.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • High school football player dies

    High school football player dies

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:12 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:12:05 GMT
    A 16-year-old high school football player from Staten Island is dead after collapsing during practice Monday, officials said. The teen's father says Miles Kirkland-Thomas collapsed Monday morning during practice for Curtis High School. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
    A 16-year-old high school football player from Staten Island is dead after collapsing during practice Monday, officials said. The teen's father says Miles Kirkland-Thomas collapsed Monday morning during practice for Curtis High School. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

  • Bill Clinton to appear in New Haven for fundraiser

    Bill Clinton to appear in New Haven for fundraiser

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:24:23 GMT
    Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to headline a rally in New Haven to raise money for Democrats running in elections across the country. Clinton is set to appear at the event at the Omni New Haven Hotel on Tuesday. He'll be joined by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who are seeking re-election in November.
    Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to headline a rally in New Haven to raise money for Democrats running in elections across the country. Clinton is set to appear at the event at the Omni New Haven Hotel on Tuesday. He'll be joined by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who are seeking re-election in November.

  • G train service restored after Sandy repairs

    G train service restored after Sandy repairs

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:10 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:10:25 GMT
    New York City subway riders are getting back service on the G train between Brooklyn and Queens. The return of service comes as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reopens a tunnel Tuesday that was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Greenpoint tunnel has been closed for five weeks for repairs. Shuttle buses were provided between G stops in Queens and Brooklyn during that time. 
    New York City subway riders are getting back service on the G train between Brooklyn and Queens. The return of service comes as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reopens a tunnel Tuesday that was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Greenpoint tunnel has been closed for five weeks for repairs. Shuttle buses were provided between G stops in Queens and Brooklyn during that time. 
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices