We’ve all heard of horror stories involving taxis — commuters being held up by gangs who use taxis; being duped by taxi drivers who use rigged meters; taxi drivers who refuse to use meters and will demand an exorbitant fee. All of these problems are eliminated with Easy Taxi.
Easy Taxi is a new lifestyle app designed to make commuting via taxi fast, easy and worry-free. The app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices, allows users to book a taxi with just a press of a button.
Easy Taxi is such a popular idea that the app is now available for use in 15 countries and 40 cities all over the world. Over 1.5 million people have already downloaded the app and over 1 million completed transactions have been recorded all over the world.
Safety is a promise that Easy Taxi delivers on. According to Rocket Internet Regional Managing Director, Mario Berta, Easy Taxi’s corporate social responsibility program is founded on two key principles – safety and education.
“Unfortunately, taxi transportation in Manila has acquired a negative image due to reports of violence and robbery. We want to change this perception by introducing the concept of a verified taxi driver and allowing passengers to track the cab so they cannot only know where the cab they ordered is at any time, it will also help them to contact the cab in case they accidentally leave their belongings.”
To further ease the mind of Easy Taxi users, there is a 24-hour customer service hotline they can call that will help them in case they need any kind of assistance. Berta assures that drivers are extensively educated on not just how to use Easy Taxi but their responsibilities as part of the Easy Taxi network. That’s peace of mind right there – and it’s something you’ll never get from using an unverified taxi.
Berta further revealed that more taxis will become part of the Easy Taxi network in the future – it’s all part of their aggressive and ambitious expansion plans.
The Easy Taxi Process
Using Easy Taxi is extremely easy. You just need to follow these simple steps:
- Download and install the Easy Taxi app – it’s free!
- The app will automatically identify your location and address.
- When you want to book a taxi just press the “Request a taxi” button and fill the reference field
- A taxi will be on its way to your location. For added convenience you can even track the taxi or call the responding taxi driver.
Commuters only need to pay a flat rate of 70 pesos on top of the flag-down rate. This is the most convenient way of hailing a taxi; definitely better than standing on the street.
Easy Taxi is Making Waves
The Easy Taxi promise of convenience and safety is just want Metro Manila’s commuters need and that’s why it’s become so popular so fast.
Steff Francisco, a business development officer loves using Easy Taxi — “I work with some of the biggest night clubs in Manila. I use Easy Taxi occasionally to make sure the taxi is waiting for me outside when I am rushing for the next event.”
The city’s thousands of expats are also finding Easy Taxi an indispensable app in their daily commute. Angela McDonald, an expatriate who has been living in Manila for years, cannot get enough of Easy Taxi. “I recently tried Easy Taxi when I was going out with friends. Finding a taxi driver who wants to drop all your friends home can be challenging. But it’s not when you use Easy Taxi.”
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