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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:44:49 PM

Ding! If you notice your phone chirping at you in the coming days it may be because we're testing new features in our GasBuddy app. You may have already read that in the latest app version, we added a feature that will notify you if prices are jumping sharply in some communities.

As GasBuddy learns how gas prices work in each one of over 250 communities across the U.S., we're going to start alerting you to big big price spikes in your communities. Today we're just starting testing on that feature. If you're in the Twin Cities today and signed up for notifications or allow them on your smartphone, you may have noticed a GasBuddy notification that prices are going up (and they are, so I hope you've filled up!). We're using data reported...

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loboso
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 4:23:31 PM

Interesting
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rickfro
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2013 10:07:08 PM

Don't have a smart phone.
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optionstrader
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2013 1:06:42 PM

Usually I'm at work when I get the GB notifications. And by the time I get out, the prices have already risen. Sigh.
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2013 4:01:11 AM

If all these messages are going out to cell phones, how many people are pulling over to read them?

I wonder how many read them while they continue driving along.
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pghbill
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 11:27:28 PM

if they are spiking in your area can you get to a station ahead of the change?
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agrico
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 10:04:36 PM

Will be interesting
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:42:27 PM

Got it.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2013 5:51:12 AM

if there is no opt out button, I'll uninstall that app rather than deal with the constant barrage of distractions while driving.
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chevydiesel1
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 4:36:28 PM

good
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MichaelJFS
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 1:48:00 PM

How about a ping when it DROPS sharply ?
:o)
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 1:42:48 PM

excellent
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 12:57:01 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 12:24:04 PM

great
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 11:49:28 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 11:31:39 AM

push services on the phone will run down the battery real fast wouldn't it?
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 9:13:41 AM

My push notifications are off already, as they are for most of my apps. Good to have options, but IMO this is better for the nonmember user (or not-very-active member) who only fills his tank every 2-3 weeks and doesn't have cause to pay attention to price patterns in between. Those of us who report every day can see these spikes and dips happening before our eyes already.
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NilesBishop
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 7:58:09 AM

I'm amazed at how many people do not want options. I gather these notifications can be turned off for those that don't need them and turned on for those that would feel them useful. I applaud GasBuddy for a fantastic FREE application and services. Keep up the good work.
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luckyspiller
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 7:53:29 AM

Anytime something helping me save money its a plus.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 7:38:35 AM

i blame obama
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 7:30:58 AM

Saw that when I updated the app the other day. Not sure how useful it will be, but nice to have I guess.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 7:24:35 AM

Given the way Oblamer is playing Chicken Little with the govt shutdown & debt ceiling, the phones will be chirping alot soon.
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KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 7:11:39 AM

I love the GasBuddy smartphone app and I use it every single day.
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Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 6:01:00 AM

No I get enough alerts
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:59:40 AM

Good.
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lindact
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:59:27 AM

My phone is a brick...
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NJColt
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:57:50 AM

Just please make sure it can be turned off.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:57:18 AM

a cell phone is a device that can make and receive telephone calls over a radio link while moving around a wide geographic area. PERIOD
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LeeFree
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:57:01 AM

Fortunately I have a dumb phone.
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hamdriver
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:55:54 AM

Sweet! Can't wait :-D
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luckyl
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:55:38 AM

another junk call !!
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luckyl
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:55:21 AM

another junk call !!
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jppezz
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:55:19 AM

We don't need that.
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metrojeep
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:55:09 AM

Ok
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Ratso
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:54:37 AM

Ah, just what we need...another junk call !
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Bxman
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:53:31 AM

I hope it includes an OFF option
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MopedTime
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:52:58 AM

Yes, we need effective ways to be alert on price hike.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:49:21 AM

Cool!
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Lengas
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:48:54 AM

More distracted drivers????????????????????????
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:48:06 AM

Okay
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fillerupyeoww
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:47:44 AM

Up .30 here overnight... DING!
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Jeffro61
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:47:09 AM

Better have a good speaker, it will get a work out.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:46:05 AM

hope you have options for drivers to not be distracted while driving.
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Old Timer
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:45:26 AM

Poop...........I guess I'll have to trade my Tracfone in for a Smart phone.
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DanFMA
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:44:35 AM

Not on mine.
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gravie314
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:43:28 AM

my flip phone can't handle the ding.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:42:56 AM

I'll wait to see and hear.
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sappie
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:41:34 AM

big brother.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:39:44 AM

Alderaan, it is called planning ahead!
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epf
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:38:22 AM

And prices in the MidWest did go up, $.20 here yesterday.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:37:49 AM

want help me
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cheapertvs
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:35:33 AM

Interesting! Now all I need is a smart phone.....
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