What makes a taxi-hailing service most annoying? Undoubtedly, it is the surged price.
Not too long ago Uber introduced this service of showing 'surge' multiplier while you book a cab. Irrespective of which city you belong to or taking a Uber ride from, mostly during high demand hours, it is a pain when you have limited money with you and you have no idea what will be the bill. This made most passengers avoid using the app itself.
Then came the upfront fares by Uber in order to make the cost calculation easier for customers. This way customers are better informed. But still, there is confusion among the Uber users about the surged level of the said price.
So we have brought you a simple way to be better informed about how much you need to pay and the actual surge level of the price. By using this trick, you can also compare prices offered by other services running on the same route. So, here's how it goes.
Step 1: Open Google Maps on your Android smartphone.
Step 2: Enter your current location and destination. And click on the right most option showing taxi-hailing
Step 3: This will show you prices and time to reach your destination offered by different service providers. If you are in India, you'll get to see prices of Ola and Uber along with the surge level estimate.
Step 4: You can click on your preferred service from here.