Are you planning for a trip with family or friends? Travelling is the best way to get rid of daily routine life. Waiting for taxi is very boring, but in this modern era, technologies are much advanced so we do not need to wait for anything. We can do any type of work very easily, in addition save time and money with advanced technologies. Internet, mobile phone, etc. have made all full services simple, so we can book tickets of train, bus, and even taxi at the comfort of our home. We have tried to call a taxi through phone call, or SMS but do you know Internet makes easy to book a taxi? Some websites offers apps to allow its users easy booking not only for the airways, trains or bus, but taxi too. SMRT Taxis is one of these websites. SMRT Taxis offers the SMRT taxi booking app to Singaporeans to book a taxi with the use of Smartphone. This app allows users to skip long taxi queues and keep away from busy phone lines.
SMRT Taxis, one of Singapore's premier public transport service providers, offers island-wide public taxi cab transport services. SMRT was founded in 1987. Since July 2000, it has been registered on the Singapore Exchange. It is dedicated in its core transport business to offer a secure, trustworthy and friendly travel experience on its widespread network of trains, buses and taxis, supported by retail amenities conveniently situated in its stations. Its goal in non-fare business is to develop its expanded income streams from its taxi operations, advertising, rental of commercial spaces, maintenance and operations services, engineering consultancy and project management. SMRT Taxis serves the requirements of each traveler with its fleet of nearly 3,000 taxis, from sedans to large capacity versatile taxis and comfortable taxis with over 20 years of experience.
SMRT Taxis offers you to book various taxis such as Chevrolet Epica, Nissan Cedric/Toyota Crown, Hyundai Azera, Space Ssangyong Radius, Hyundai Starex, London Cab, Prestige Chrysler, and Mercedes. For more information about these taxis, visit at the page, smrt.com.sg.
Do you want to know how to book a taxi at SMRT? You can book a taxi at SMRT by four ways such as through Hotline, XpressCab, SMS-A-TAXI, and Mobile App.
Hotline: Call its hotline number at 6555 8888 to book a taxi.
XpressCab: XpressCab service is available at some selected commercial buildings, houses and clinics. For booking a taxi through XpressCab, you need to call 6363 6868 and enter location number as situated on the XpressCab sign.
SMS-A-TAXI: Type Book<space>Postal code<space>#Pickup Point for current bookings. If you want advance booking, then type AdvBook<space>Postal code<space>#Pickup point<space>#Pickup time(24 hour format)<space>Pickup date. After typing, send SMS to 75588.
Mobile App: You can book a taxi at SMRT using Mobile App with the use of your Smartphone like iPhone, Android and Blackberry. This app allows you to avoid busy phone lines and long taxi lines. You need not to go to a call agent when you are using this app as it can mechanically detect your site, let your booking information to be confirmed instantaneously. You can include frequent pick-up addresses as "Favorites", or just re-book from a list of past booking addresses for easy bookings in future. You will get booking details such as taxi vehicle numbers and expected arrival times by SMS. Download this app for free to enjoy all these expediencies.
You have to remember that fares and surcharges will be applied as per taxi and distance; you can get charges information here.
SMRT also allows you to get cross border services by calling at 6555 8888. With this service, you can travel comfortably between Singapore and Malaysia but you need to make booking at least one day in advance. If you do SMRT Corporate Booking, then you can get a broad array of taxis for your corporate requirements. You need to login with your username and password to make your SMRT corporate taxi booking. You can call at 6556 3675 or email at email@example.com for enquiries.
If any traveler leaves his/her belongings in SMRT taxi, then SMRT Taxis help its passenger in finding them. You can report for lost or found items in their taxis by calling at 6477 5350 between 8am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
You can pay for your trip aboard in their taxis by cash or card. SMRT Taxis accepts all major credit cards, NETS and ez-link cards. For credit and charge card payments, there is a 10% administrative charge in addition to the total taxi fare. If you are making payments with ez-link and NETS cards, there is an administrative charge of $0.30, on top of the total metered fare applied. Payment by Epins is available from August 2012. SMRT taxi vouchers are available in denominations of $2, $5 and $10.
Functions of Mobile App
- Travelers have a choice of current and advance bookings.
- It offers auto-detection and insertion of passengers’ recent or preferred location from the map into the pickup address.
- Travelers can choose taxi type.
- Travelers can select up to 3 taxis.
- Booking status will be displayed on the booking page and also sent by SMS.
- Registration is not necessary to enjoy this feature.
- App will capture addresses of passengers’ past bookings made by iPhone. Travelers can book a taxi by using the address of their past booking with a simple tap.
- History of up to 10 addresses is available.
- Registration is not required to enjoy this feature.
- Passengers can bookmark their frequent pickup address as “Favorites” and use these addresses for future bookings.
- Personalize the description and icon for every favorite address.
- It offers storage of up to 4 preferred addresses.
- This app is only recommended for iPhones, iPod Touch and iPad that run on Android 4.0 OS and above.
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