Tag: Surge Pricing

Sinemia cuts prices to counter rival MoviePass surge pricing | cleveland.com

Sinemia cuts prices to counter rival MoviePass surge pricing | cleveland.com

The MoviePass rival is slashing prices in advance of the release of potential blockbusters such as “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” and “The Meg.” The price for Sinemia’s cheapest monthly plan is now $3.99, a savings of $1. For that, subscribers get one ticket to a standard format […]

BMW launches ride-sharing service [too] | WILX

BMW launches ride-sharing service [too] | WILX

BMW is launching a new ride-sharing service in Seattle to compete with Uber and Lyft. … Drivers are full-time employees hired by third party transportation companies. Customers can hail a car immediately or schedule a ride up to a week in advance. Trips cost $2.40 per mile plus 40 cents per minute, with no surge […]

Hidden Uber Costs? Drivers ask company to be more transparent with fees | KSAZ

Hidden Uber Costs? Drivers ask company to be more transparent with fees | KSAZ

“There’s no transparency,” said one of the four drivers interviewed by FOX 10’s Matt Galka. “In the rider app you can’t even see the charge breakdown.” The four drivers wished to remain anonymous, in fear of retaliation from Uber. They want to keep driving, and thought if they spoke out, the company would end their ability […]

MoviePass’s useful financial horror show – See it before it leaves theatres | Economist

MoviePass’s useful financial horror show – See it before it leaves theatres | Economist

EVEN by the standards of Hollywood, it sounds an unlikely pitch—an app that offers almost unlimited access to cinemas for $10 a month. The service, called MoviePass, pays cinemas full price for nearly every ticket that filmgoers use. By design, it loses more money the more people use it. The ending seems to be predictable. […]

Grab Fined P10 Million For Overcharging Users – Insists P2/Minute Fee Is “Legal” | Vulcan Post

Grab Fined P10 Million For Overcharging Users – Insists P2/Minute Fee Is “Legal” | Vulcan Post

Is The Php2/Minute Charge Legal? Amid allegations of charging illegal fares, Grab Philippines maintained that it has always been “transparent” about its fare scheme. Grab spokesperson Leo Gonzales said that the P2-per-minute charge was initiated “when Grab reviewed its pricing structure in June 2017,” and “was integrated to the existing per kilometer charges and is […]

MoviePass will let you see Imax movies with subscription by Labor Day | Business Insider

MoviePass will let you see Imax movies with subscription by Labor Day | Business Insider

It’s sure to be a welcome sight for subscribers living in major markets like New York or Los Angeles. In New York City, seeing a movie in Imax or Real 3D ranges from $20 to $24 a ticket, so MoviePass subscribers, who generally pay $10 a month, would be saving money even with an added […]

Honolulu, Hawaii Ridesharing Price Control Ordinance Vetoed | Heartland Institute

Honolulu, Hawaii Ridesharing Price Control Ordinance Vetoed | Heartland Institute

If six council members vote to override the veto, the ordinance will take effect, putting the City Department of Customer Services in charge of determining price ceilings for fares drivers may charge during high-demand periods of time, known as “surge pricing,” when picking up passengers in Honolulu. Calls for Price Flexibility Adam Smith, an associate […]

Don’t Hate on Surge Pricing From Uber and MoviePass | TheStreet

Don’t Hate on Surge Pricing From Uber and MoviePass | TheStreet

What’s worse than pulling up the Uber app to catch a ride home after a long weekend night only to be met with the surge pricing warning? No Uber at all. That could very well be the fate of a company like Uber without surge pricing. The same goes for the likes of MoviePass, the […]

Here’s why MoviePass is introducing surge pricing | WMUR

Here’s why MoviePass is introducing surge pricing | WMUR

In a statement Thursday, MoviePass said that it is still in a testing period with surge pricing, which will roll out to all subscribers over the next few weeks. To start, it said members can expect a fee of between $2 and $6. Members on an annual or quarterly plan won’t have to pay surge […]

MoviePass launches Peak Pricing, sparks Twitter backlash (update) | Screen

MoviePass launches Peak Pricing, sparks Twitter backlash (update) | Screen

The service said that Peak Pricing did not foreshadow the end of the unlimited plan – whereby subscribers can watch one film a day for a $9.95 monthly fee – and was designed to ensure the plan remains. In mid-June MoviePass said membership had crossed three million and it has targetted five million by year’s […]