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Ready for innovation, Cebu welcomes Grabtaxi App

End the waiting now as Cebu welcomes the Grab Taxi application for convenience in getting a ride.

The largest Southeast Asian taxi-booking mobile application is now in Metro Cebu and is all set to provide Cebuanos a safe, secure and fast way to get to their destination. Commuting becomes so much easier now with this most convenient and hassle-free way of finding a ride. Now say goodbye to competing with other commuters and getting in jam-packed busy streets especially during peak hours.
Formerly known as MyTeksi, GrabTaxi app was formed as a for-profit social start-up in year 2011 and was later on officially launched in Malaysia in year 2012. This has expanded swiftly in the region and was launched in the Philippines, Singapore, and Bangkok just within 4 months in year 2013.

Anthony Tan, Founder, thinks Cebu is more than ready for GrabTaxi considering the high smartphone and data penetration rate and being known as one of the top tourist spots in the Philippines. “We believe that Cebuanos are ready for innovation, we are ready for change” said Natasha Bautista, the Marketing Vice President and Assistant General Manager of GrabTaxi Philippines.

Since its introduction in Metro Manila, it has helped patch up an ineffective system and develop a safer environment for both passengers and drivers and after its success; expansion in Cebu was made hoping for the same effect and success in the Metro. “The development of the mobile is built on our vision to pioneer public transportation mobility for all and promote safety, convenience and speed, which are the core components of the mobile app.” Brian Cu, Managing Director.

GrabTaxi Philippines in Cebu partners with 20 taxi operators and so far there are 200 GrabTaxi drivers operating around Cebu so the demand just meets with the supply perfectly.

To use this GrabTaxi application, just download this for free from App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone Store, and Blackberry World. The app detects your current location and shows how many GrabTaxi drivers are in the vicinity. The moment you enter your destination, the app will automatically show the estimated fare. At your confirmation, the app will search for nearby drivers and see their responses in just 1 minute. When the driver confirms your booking, the app will show you the driver’s information. There is a button that also allows you to call your driver. Share this ride with your loved ones if you want them to know where you are.

For more information, just visit www.grabtaxi.com.

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