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Uber Testing Higher Late Fees in Dallas, Other Cities

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DALLASĀ -- Uber wants passengers to show up or pay up and Dallas is one of the cities where they're testing a new fee program.

The on-demand car service app says customers in the test cities will be charged a fee if the driver is still waiting 2 minutes after the arriving at the pickup location. Before, Uber was giving passengers a five minute window.

So if you're 7 minutes late for your Uber, you'll be charged an extra 5Ā minutes for the ride. Previously, you would have been chargedĀ for 2 extra minutes.

Drivers are still required to wait 5Ā minutes before they can charge customers a no-show fee.

But still, you need to get your act together if you need a ride.

Uber's also charging a cancellation fee if you cancel 2 minutes after a request -- that used to be a 5-minute grace period as well.

The fees depend on the city and can range from $5 - $10.

You will not be charged if the app gives you longer than expected pickup times, so there's that.

Besides Dallas, the pilot program is taking place in Phoenix, New Jersey and New York City.

Uber says its cancellation fee is charged to compensate drivers for their time.

If you just can't get your act together,Ā Uber competitor Lyft still has a 5-minute wait-and-see policy and passengers may prefer to use that service instead.

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