If You Take Taxis In San Francisco…


TechCrunch reports on what seems to be an awesome alternative to traditional taxi services = UberCab…  (http://www.ubercab.com/)

Not living in SF myself, I haven’t been able to try it, but seems great if you regularly take cabs in the bay area.  Here’s what TechCrunch has to say…

The service eliminates everything bad about a taxi experience. In my order, that’s flagging one down, finding the cash to pay, and being in a sometimes disgusting car.  UberCab contracts with black car services – mostly Towncars and Escalades. There’s a lot of unused inventory in those businesses and they are happy to work with someone who eats up that inventory. As a user you download an iPhone app (I have it on my iPad) and add your credit card information (that’s the last time you ever have to deal with that). When you want a car to pick you up you hit a button. The app knows where you are and finds a car and driver nearby. The driver accepts via his/her own iPhone app, and you then get to watch them come to you on a map with a pretty darn good estimate of the number of minutes it will take for them to get there. When they arrive you get in the car and tell the driver where you want to go. When you get there you see the charges and accept them, which are then billed to your credit card, tip included. A receipt is emailed to you.

http://www.ubercab.com/

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