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I heard taxis are going to start doing upfront pricing?

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jjsmith
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 Posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Is this true? Has anyone in New York City experienced upfront pricing before? It seems like a good idea, but if taxis are more expensive than a rideshare like Uber. what is the point? 

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    MyOrlandoCab
    18 Driver Driver Rider
     2 years ago

    The option of negotiating an upfront flat rate has always been available with taxis. You just have to ask. Car service has always existed and they charge by flat rate also. Nothing new. I've done both for the past 20+ years in Orlando. But, in New York, if you hail the cab, they have to use meter, if you call, they give you a flat rate. So, some bigger cities are different because of strict regulations.

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    sallyT
    20
     2 years ago
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      jjsmith
      OP 44
       2 years ago

      hahaha.. can i request a taxi from my phone now too? is there even a difference now between taxis and ubers?

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        Karajoe
        19
         2 years ago

        well, yea. one is regulated by the government and the other can do whatever they want.

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    breakingbread
    234 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    I just envision the cabs opening the Uber app, calculating the fare, turning around to the passenger and telling them the cost, lol

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    davideaglewatcher
    17
     2 years ago

    one time I was traveling in Boston and the taxi driver offered for me to pay an upfront price of $15 for the trip, OR let the meter run.

    Good thing i knew the city, so I told him to let the meter run. The trip was only $7! seems like a scam to me.

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    mitchelljordan
    12
     2 years ago

    ive never heard of that before. do they just make up a price upfront and tell you?

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    JonJStevenson
    99
     2 years ago

    I take taxis daily in Manhattan, and I have never seen an upfront pricing.  Then again, I hail, get on, pay and get out.  I am not sure where it would even be displayed though.