Getting a safe taxi ride in Bangkok is now just an app click away, thanks to GrabTaxi, the first taxi app in Thailand that helps passengers book a cab with safety, speed and certainty. The app is a free download and is available in both Thai and English for Android, iOS and Windows smartphones. Passengers can be assured that all GrabTaxi drivers must use the meter and have been carefully prescreened and trained to provide passengers with a safe, excellent service.
Once passengers key in their destination on their smartphone and make a booking, the app will show available taxis in the area and the estimated metered fare. Passengers will then be matched to a driver within one minute and provided with the driver’s name, photo, phone number and license plate number. Passengers can also see the driver moving towards them in real-time on the map and a countdown of how many minutes it would take for the taxi to reach them.
To further ensure safety, GrabTaxi passengers can use the unique “share my ride” feature to enable select family and friends to receive their GPS-tracked ride details and driver information through a link sent via social media, SMS or email.
GrabTaxi was publicly launched in Malaysia in June 2012 and has expanded rapidly in the region, launching in the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. GrabTaxi believes in its strong social mission to improve the lives of taxi drivers and passengers and revolutionise the taxi industry in these countries.
Thailand’s GrabTaxi plays cupid on Valentine’s Day
Love hits the streets on Valentine’s Day as a fleet of 20 decorated GrabTaxi’s “Love Taxis” roam Bangkok roads during the month of love, offering special discounts off rides to passengers.
GrabTaxi’s “GrabLover promotion” runs from February 10th-16th 2014 during 10am-9pm in Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan. To enjoy this promotion, passengers must travel in pairs and select “Love Taxi” in the application under the “taxi type” icon and key in “#grablover” into the “notes to driver” field. Once passengers get into the taxi, they must show the promotion code confirmation to the taxi driver to receive a 100 Baht discount off their ride, as well as Valentine’s Day treats!
GrabTaxi is also collaborating with Noonswoon, an online dating app in Thailand that introduces users to a new match every day at noon. Noonswoon users who book a taxi during this week-long campaign will also get a discount and earn extra “candy currency” via the Noonswoon app. Passengers who upload photos of themselves in the “Love Taxis” on GrabTaxi’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter also stand to win prizes.
Source: Press Release