• GrabTaxi app eases commuters’ woes

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    THE USUAL holiday trouble about finding taxis to ferry passengers from shopping centers to and from their residences will hopefully be lessened with the use of a smartphone application called GrabTaxi.

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    The application will enable the commuter to also get the taxi driver’s name, plate number, phone number, track him on the application’s map and rate his service.

    GrabTaxi is an automated smartphone based booking and dispatch platform for the taxi industry in the Philippines and is now tied up with leading taxi fleets like 24/7 Taxi, Über Taxi, World, R&E, and a lot more.

    From Dec. 1 to 15, GrabTaxi has booking rates promo through its GRABeng Christmas campaign.

    Globe and Touch Mobile subscribers can book free, while customers of other networks such as Smart, Talk ‘N Text, and Sun will only need to pay P30.

    The application’s regular booking fee is P70 and is paid on top of the passenger’s metered fare.

    GRABeng Christmas promo is launched per DTI-NCR permit number 10022, series of 2013.

    GrabTaxi is the Philippines’ first and largest “e-hailing” mobile application available on Andoid, Windows, and IOS operating systems. It works by matching the user to an available taxi near his location.

    It screens its partner fleets and their affiliate drivers to ensure the safety of commuters especially during the holiday season.

    GrabTaxi is uniquely positioned to capture these market opportunities as (1) it uses leading edge technology to develop a more cost effective and functional solution than other available alternatives and (2) the founding team has established relationships with the relevant industry players.

    GrabTaxi is also available in Malaysia, Bangkok, and Singapore.

    GrabTaxi aims to revamp the local taxi market by introducing simple, cost effective mobile-based technology to both the supply (dispatch companies) and demand (passenger) sides of the distribution chain.

    With this technology, GrabTaxi hopes to optimize the matching process between taxi fleets and passengers. Its vision is to revamp the Philippines’ taxi industry, making it a safer and more efficient means of transport.

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