£10 free towards a cab with gettaxi.co.uk (with code)

£10 free towards a cab with gettaxi.co.uk (with code)

Found 29th Nov 2012
Got this in my inbox today, great if you're in London and have a smart phone.
Just download the app from the website, register with your mobile number and enter the code 'MRHYDE' to get £10 added to your account.

It's for new users only registering this year and the credit needs to be used by the end of January.

Found on the Mr Hyde (Shortlist) newsletter
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Thanks, for anyone wondering you enter the code after you have signed up.
code is only for first ride (ie new user).
You can add to existing accounts.
Just london taxi's ? How far out do they go?
Question - for anyone that's used the service, how is this credit used? Is it automatically deducted off your taxi ride if you book through the app? And then you can pay the rest via card/cash? Just wondering the logistics in practice? Thanks

You can add to existing accounts.

mine says "This coupon can be used for your 1st ride only".

thedeviants – i've used this a few times. you have to add credit card details unfortunately to order a cab. when you put in your order where when etc we were advised to add note to driver that this is pre-paid credit. app scans the area for the nearest available black cab, and you can see the cabs icons in the area moving in almost realtime. if none is available within say, 5 miles the circle goes further out. if you're lucky they'll come and confirm Taxi A will come with taxi info including who your driver is (photo etc) with an ETA. when your taxi arrives, the app beeps (sound is like a real black cab horn) and tells you it's outside.

good points:
– black cabs can go on bus lanes during traffic jams.
– good if you are in central london where most ply their routes, esp after a night out.

bad points:
– not useful for short distances eg. 1-2 miles. i live in zone 2, less than 5 miles from covent garden and couldn't get a black cab at least 4 out of 6 times so far.

– black cabs can pick up customers from the high street where one flags them. this means they might not be as bothered to come get you even if you've booked it a day ahead for eg. i had CS call me 20 mins before and saying they can't get a cab to come by. fair enough but i don't see how this benefits smartphone users. on the other hand, any time i book a cab from Addison Lee i get confirmation immediately, and it states the prices as well, at better prices most of the time (eg. from hackney to holloway was £11 after a late night out) and safe as far as minicabs go.
– still expensive per mile.
– no idea how much trip can cost. for eg. a trip from Bow to Ilford cost £20. On Addison Lee it'd be £11 flat.
– no control of the route. eg we went from Victoria Station to east London late Sunday not a lot of traffic with the cab driver going all over, trip cost almost £40.

hope the above info helps.
Got a 6 sweater black cab last night wish I had this then. From Covent garden to London bridge £12 That's good for the night time as prices are peak times after 8pm
Still works and taxi driver was happy for us to use it!
Also interesting promotion !
Free first ride during holidays in most UK cities with Uber.Valid till the end of year.


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