Ola has been running in Perth approximately three weeks now with an introductory offer of 7.5% commission for three months for those who signed up early. I can hardly be bothered rideshare driving anymore nowadays, I find the whole experience somewhat traumatic: with the $1/km rates and surrounded by a other drivers who are too apathetic to do anything about their situation except complain or suffer in silence. But I thought I would give Ola a try nonetheless. The first week I wasted because I had a problem getting onboarded due to a document that didn't upload properly. All sorted when I went to meet the OLA muppets and I was put online later that day. Have been very impressed with their marketing, giving free rides to the pax, probably the only way to wrestle some market share off Uber. The first weekend online I was getting non stop pings and had to turn the Uber app off; made plenty of money. Second week Uber was giving me many more pings than Ola, presumably because Ola were no longer giving the cheapsskate pax free rides, but only 50% off instead. Made only normal earnings. Will be interesting to see how things pan out. Will this be a race to the bottom ? How will the taxis survive ?