The Anonymous Widower

A Taxi With A Phone Charger

I got a taxi home today, as I had a heavy parcel to carry and was surprised to see it was fitted with a mobile phone charger.

A Taxi With A Phone Charger

A Taxi With A Phone Charger

I didn’t need it, but I like the idea. It’s all described here. Apparently, Voafone, who’ve set it up, has a system, where the taxi fare can be charged to your mobile phone bill.

It’s ideas like this that will be the best defence against Uber, when coupled with the black cab driver’s knowledge.

The latter was illustrated recently in Edinburgh, where although it was a black cab, the driver didn’t have the knowledge that I expect from a driver.

I remember once, C and I were going to a house, in a tucked away square in South London. The driver dropped us in the next street and said there was a litle passage into the square. There was and it was just by our destination by chance.

You don’t get that sort of knowledge from a computer system!

July 1, 2014 - Posted by | Transport | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. It should be interesting to see how that idea — charging the taxi fare to the passenger’s mobile phone bill — will work out.

    Comment by smalltowngirlsmidnighttrains | July 1, 2014 | Reply

    • According to the article, you just text the taxi’s number to a special number and the fare gets added to your bill. I’m on O2 and it won’t be long for them to follow Vodafone, if it works well/

      It’ll be the same system as you use to make a charity donation.

      Comment by AnonW | July 1, 2014 | Reply


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