Tag: Predatory Pricing

Mission impossible? Blame it on Jio | Deccan Herald

Mission impossible? Blame it on Jio | Deccan Herald

When Reliance Communications (RCom) launched with its “Monsoon Offer” prices in 2002, mobile call rates — and therefore customer bills, or the average revenue per user, a key metric in the telecommunications industry – fell drastically for the first time. Since then, India has ridden an expanding mobile telephony wave, with telecom companies hyper-competing with […]

Cab firms for ride shares to beat shortage | Delhi NYOOOZ

Cab firms for ride shares to beat shortage | Delhi NYOOOZ

Summary: Tho ugh this will mean that passengers wouldn’t have to shell out more for a cab ride but the rise in demand could mean less availability of cabs. We welcome the odd even initiative and needless to say, have suspended peak pricing in Delhi,” said Ola in a statement. We have voluntarily rolled out […]

Grab offers discounted rides in flood-affected Penang | MalaysiaKini

Grab offers discounted rides in flood-affected Penang | MalaysiaKini

To help with the livelihood of drivers, Grab is currently not taking any commissions until further notice from rides generated from Penang, meaning every fare goes back to the drivers’ pocket to support their welfare during this period. The statement said as many drivers and their vehicles were affected by the flooding, Grab would not […]

odd even in delhi: Odd-Even Season 3 | Times of India

odd even in delhi: Odd-Even Season 3 | Times of India

Gahlot said that while Delhi Transport Corporation would arrange 500 private buses apart from deploying its entire fleet during these five days, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has also been asked to arrange for 100 minibuses to be operated on 20 routes for last mile connectivity. Gahlot also said that surge pricing by app-based cab […]

Grab and Uber offer discounts for Penang | The Malay Mail Online

Grab and Uber offer discounts for Penang | The Malay Mail Online

“Grab is not taking any commissions till further notice from rides generate from Penang so every fare goes back to the drivers’ pocket to support their welfare during this time,” he said. The ride hailing service will also not be implementing any surge or dynamic pricing at this period. In addition to that, Tiew said […]

Flying Cars Are No Joke For Uber | Forbes

Flying Cars Are No Joke For Uber | Forbes

Uber is working with NASA and several aerospace and property development partners to get the pilot project off the ground. The schedule is no less aggressive than the pricing strategy Holden announced for the air taxi service: Uber Elevate will be price competitive with Uber X when it launches. That’s right: if your pick the […]

Grab testing out a flat membership fee that will give riders ‘surge-free’ rates | TODAYonline

Grab testing out a flat membership fee that will give riders ‘surge-free’ rates | TODAYonline

While the promotions it regularly gives out help woo casual users, its latest idea could snare a lucrative segment of the market. For those who take taxis or private-hire vehicles to and from work, for instance, the S$50 price for the pass works out to under S$2 a day, based on a 30-day period. Whether […]

Maharashtra panel on taxi fare recommends cap on surge pricing | Livemint

Maharashtra panel on taxi fare recommends cap on surge pricing | Livemint

“At this time it would be premature to comment on the merit of the recommendations but the government is keen to accept all such recommendations which offer multiple choices to the commuters and also help create a level-playing field among old operators like autorickshaws and kaali-peeli taxis and new entrants like Ola and Uber, especially […]

Taxify steps up battle for drivers with surge price | Business Daily

Taxify steps up battle for drivers with surge price | Business Daily

Online taxi hailing company Taxify has introduced demand-based charges, also known as ‘surge’ pricing, as it seeks to attract more drivers to its platform. The company introduced the pricing two weeks ago “to motivate drivers to go online during periods of high demand”. This pricing mechanism allows the cab-hailing firm to temporarily raise prices on […]

Reliance Jio offers 100 per cent cashback on Rs 399 recharge this Diwali; new telecom tariff war begins | The Economic Times

Reliance Jio offers 100 per cent cashback on Rs 399 recharge this Diwali; new telecom tariff war begins | The Economic Times

Weeks after Trai effected a drastic cut in interconnect usage charge (IUC), the Reliance Jio offer is likely to set off a new tariff war in the Indian telecom sector. Yesterday, India’s No 1 telecom player AirtelBSE 2.86 % has partnered with Karbonn Mobiles to sell 4G smartphone at an effective price of Rs 1,399, […]