Uber knows when your phone battery is low

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Uber says you may  be more willing to pay its extra surge pricing if your phone is low on battery.

That’s because when you download the app, you give Uber permission to check your phone’s battery level.

Uber says its research shows people, who are deciding whether to get a ride during peak surge pricing periods or wait until prices go down, may be motivated by how much battery is left on their phone.

Don’t worry, Uber says it does not plan to use this information to get more money out of its customers.


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