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Need to hail a cab? Try GrabTaxi

With storms hitting up Metro Manila, it’s a hassle to wait for a cab to come by during the heavy rain pour. Thankfully, it’s now easier  and safer to hail a cab with the app, GrabTaxi.

GrabTaxi is an easy-to-use app that lets you book a cab from anywhere in Metro Manila. The app is free but there’s a Php70 booking fee to cover the driver’s cost of getting to you. The meter only starts once the driver arrives so it’s a fair price to pay for assurance and safety.

GrabTaxiTo get started, you simply have to type your pick-up location and your destination. Common pick-up points and establishments around the area will also be suggested. The app auto-detects your location so you can opt for the app to pre-fill your pickup point. A note bar at the bottom allows you to give the driver special instructions.

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After entering your location details, GrabTaxi will detect the nearby cabs and gives you an estimate cab fare. Once you hit ‘Book’, they bid on the passenger and a driver is assigned.

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The app will provide the taxi driver’s name, plate number, and estimated time of arrival. You can directly track his location on the map, or call/message the driver in case anything comes up. If you want to be extra safe, you can “share-your-ride” on SMS, Facebook, or Twitter, so that your loved ones know the details of your taxi ride.

GrabTaxi is available for download at the App Store, and Google Play.