The holiday season is fast approaching and with all the bazaars, mall-wide sales and parties that come with the merriest time of the year, most of us who don’t have cars will probably take a taxi cab to go to our destination. The problem is that is hard to get one, it is hard enough to get a ride on ordinary days, how much more when you add the holiday madness into the mix.
Good thing there is now GrabTaxi, an app that will let you book a taxi with ease right on your smartphone (By the way you can also book one even if you do not own a smartphone, read the FAQs below). No more waiting in line for a taxi or hailing for one and manong driver asking, “Magkano ibabayad mo?” (How much will you pay?), or saying, “Naku, matrapik doon eh” (Traffic is heavy over there). Or worse the taxi driver totally ignores you.
You just download the app on your smartphone. Book a taxi (you decide the pick-up and drop-off locations. Ride safely to your destination and if you think you had a great riding experience, you can share it thru your social networking accounts, email or SMS.
Still not convinced. Read the following FAQs to learn more about GrabTaxi.
What is GrabTaxi?
GrabTaxi is a smartphone-based taxi booking and dispatching service. Our vision is to revamp the Philippines’ taxi industry, making it a safer and more efficient means of transport we can all be proud of.
Why should I use GrabTaxi?
GrabTaxi improves the way passengers hail taxi drivers and the way taxi drivers look out for passengers. Our 3 unique selling points are:
1) Speed: GrabTaxi lets you find the taxi nearest you in less than a minute with just two taps! Waiting for your driver is also reduced as the algorithm in choosing the best driver for you is always the closest interested driver.
2) Safety: GrabTaxi provides you transparency in information of your taxi booking – driver’s name, plate number, phone number, and estimated fare. Track your driver as you wait for him and “share-your-ride” on Facebook, Twitter, email, or SMS so your loved ones are assured of your route and arrival!
3) Certainty: Just open the app and know how many taxis are near you. Subsequently, we provide you instant confirmation on the status of your booking!
How does GrabTaxi work?
Check out our video to know more: GrabTaxi: How It Works
How do I start making a booking?
What phones and OS are compatible with the app?
As long as you have either a Google Android, Apple iOS smartphone or tablet or Windows Phone, then you’re good to go!
I don’t have a smartphone. Can I still book?
Of course! Call our partner fleet instead! Dial 642-3525; 641-4532; 640-2318; or txt 0939-1533495; 0927-8384833 for pickups.
Where is GrabTaxi available?
We have drivers everywhere around Metro Manila! We plan to expand real fast, real soon, so just wait and see!
Why do I need to submit my phone number to register?
For first time users, we will be giving you an activation code to the number you’ve provided for us to ensure the authenticity of your number. This is also important for us or drivers to get in touch with you when picking you up.
How much does it cost?
Our drivers are trained to turn on the meter once the passenger is inside the taxi. All you have to pay is the metered fare (based on LTFRB) and an additional P70 booking fee.
Why is there a P70 booking fee?
The reason for a booking fee is for drivers to be able to cover their expense in going to where you are. Remember, drivers only start their meters once you’re inside the taxi. In addition, we provide you speed, certainty, and safety. We will provide you the best taxi booking service in Manila and we promise to continuously serve you better every time.
I booked a taxi and my driver never arrived! What do I do?
We provide you with your driver’s information so feel free to call your designated driver. If any problems occur, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will investigate this for you.
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