Mobike has started to charge Shanghai users an extra RMB 20 (around $3) if they park a bike outside the company’s ‘area of operation.’
Hellobike’s new prices are more expensive than taking the bus in Beijing, which may be a blow to its business model.
Mobike was added to WeChat Pay’s interface as a third-party service.
Ride-hailing, bike rental, and food delivery services were all affected.
The rules went into effect on Wednesday on Didi’s bike-rental platforms Qingju and Bluegogo.
Cash-strapped Ofo could try wheeling its business down another path.