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Hey Aussies, guess what? Uber is officially introducing upfront pricing

Uber users in thousands of cities across the world have had access to upfront pricing since 2016, and the company has finally decided to bring this luxury to Australia.

As Uber said in their press release, you wouldn’t get on a plane or a train and only pay the fare at the end. So why should you do it with a taxi?

The update gives Aussie users the ability to see how much a fare will be before they take off. The fare is calculated using the distance of the trip and the expected time it’ll take to travel, traffic dependent.

Even the dreaded surge charge will be replaced by upfront pricing, so users will have an indication of exactly how much a fare will be during busy periods.

If you change your destination or make multiple stops, the price will adapt according to the rates provided in the Uber app.

We’re guessing this guy is wishing he had upfront pricing after his epic $2000 Uber ride.

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Alice is a Londoner who quit her 9 – 5 job and bought a one way ticket to Sydney. Usually found pining after Leonardo DiCaprio, drinking red wine and keeping her Instagram “on point” via @alicesantics.

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