Standing on the road and flapping your arm to call for a taxi is so old fashioned. All thanks to our latest smartphones and the apps they can run, a lot of things have now become quite easier. For instance, you can now use your smartphone to make bill payments, book flight tickets, book movie tickets and also to book a taxi in India. Ola Cabs, Mega Cabs, Meru Cabs, Easy Taxi and TaxiForSure are some of the popular service providers that allow you to book a cab on the go.
Using the smartphone apps, you can seamlessly book a taxi anytime and from literally anywhere. These apps are specially designed for smartphones and tablets. What’s more, the service providers also allow you to make secure payment using credit cards, debit cards and via online banking too.
In a recent interview with the Forbes, the Ola Cabs spokesperson said,
We are the first ‘nationwide’ cab booking app with average of 200,000 rides daily offering 60,000 cabs. We have made “entrepreneurs” out of 70% of our drivers. In other words, 70% of our drivers are cab owners who operate as independent businessmen, unlike many large-fleet Indian cab firms which operate their own taxis with hired drivers.
A closer look at apps to book a taxi on-the-go!
TaxiForSure (Available for Android, iOS & Windows Phone 8)
The TaxiForSure app has a slick design and intuitive interface that is easy to navigate through. It offers a quick and convenient way to book a taxi anytime and from anywhere. TaxiForSure brings an affordable taxi service, with fares that are lesser compared to its competitors.
At the time of booking, you can choose between a sedan or a hatchback. TaxiForSure services are available in Hyderabad, Baroda, Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and other cities. This app allows you to book a taxi in advance or get a pick-up within an hour. Another benefit of this service is that you get cashless payment option, thus making your ride hassle-free.
Easy Taxi (Available for Android, iOS & Windows Phone 8)
The Easy Taxi app offers a fast and easy way to book a taxi with just a tap of a button. It’s a free app that can be downloaded on all major smartphone platforms. The app allows you to choose between the black and yellow (non-AC) taxis or the cool cabs depending on your preference.
Forgot your belongings in the taxi? No problem. The Easy Taxi cab app allows you to track the taxi it real-time and contact the driver. And with safe payment options, you can now pay the fare using your credit or debit cards.
Ola Cabs (Available for Android, iOS & Windows Phone 8)
The Ola Cabs app offers the easiest way to book a taxi ride, right at your fingertips. Serving in cities like Mumbai, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and more, Ola Cabs app makes it convenient to book a taxi within seconds and get instant confirmation. All the taxis are audited for safety, cleanliness, and comfort.
Its fleet of taxis includes minis and sedan, allowing you to choose the one based on your needs. For customers who are new to Ola Cabs, you do get a sign-up bonus of Rs. 300 for your first ride. Ola Cabs service also has its own digital wallet called “Ola Money” which can be refilled and later on used to make payment for your ride.
Meru Cabs (Available for Android, iOS & Windows Phone 8)
Currently operating in over 15 cities, including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chennai, Delhi NCR, etc, Meru Cabs is one of the earliest and the most popular radio cabs service providers in India. With two fleet levels – Meru and Meru Plus, you get one comprehensive solution for your travel needs within the city.
The Meru Cabs app allows you to book a cab to begin your trip within 30 minutes or you can book a ride up to one week in advance. The hassle-free payment solution, ability to track the taxi in real-time and previous booking history within the app makes Meru Cabs a preferred option for many customers. You can also avail introductory discounts when you sign-up for the service for the very first time.