If you live in London and are looking for an alternative to recently shamed Addison Lee then Get Taxi is a convenient replacement.
I tested the app on my iPhone (is also available for BlackBerry and Android phones) and even at a good level of drunk it was quicker than trying to hail a cab, or actually use our phones for their original purpose and call a taxi firm to rescue me from the mean streets of Farringdon.
The app picks up your location and then you simply press ‘get taxi’, within seconds you receive a real time countdown (less than two minutes in this case) and the name and photo of the driver. This is a great safety feature for those travelling alone given illegal car services. The app is free to download so is a cheaper alternative to CabWise who also have safety in mind.
You can also top up credit, great for frequent users that don’t always have cash to hand. After a long chat about football and politics with my driver he said that if customers pay by card the funds get credited direct to their bank account.
It’s good to see a taxi service is catching up with people using debit cards for most purchases.
Get Taxi is a user friendly, convenient service that I will no doubt be using again.
* Hannah was given some free vouchers to test out the system, but here review is unbiased and we haven’t receive any payment to feature this app (just so you know).
At the moment the service is available only in London in the UK, but more cities are expected soon. For more info visit www.gettaxi.co.uk