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TAG Taxi launches cab ordering service in the GTA

Posted by Derek Flack / December 6, 2012

TAG Taxi GTAThe taxi app market in the Toronto area is suddenly a very crowded place. Customers who'd prefer to by-pass the old-fashioned dispatch system can already choose from services like Halio, Uber, and for something a bit nicer, Winston's car service (Uber also offers nicer cars). Now entering the fray, albeit in the areas surrounding the city, is TAG Taxi, a cab ordering app that's expanded from the Montreal area to cities like Mississauga, Vaughan, Pickering and Ajax. Plans are also in place to implement the service in Markham and Richmond Hill.

Along with the locations it currently serves, TAG Taxi differs from existing services in that you simply pay the driver for your ride as you would if you hailed a car on the street (or called a central dispatch). There's no billing system associated with the app, though you are able to specify at the time of ordering what method of payment you'd like to use. Other features include a ride rating system and the ability to make special requests (think oversized luggage or the like).

Also unlike Halio and Uber, TAG Taxi has partnered with cab companies rather than individual drivers. The app is currently affiliated with Astro, A-Black-Cab, Rapid Taxi and Advance-Unique, which allows cab requests to be filtered directly into each of these services central dispatch systems. So far TAG Taxi boasts access to approximately 300 cars.

Given the lower saturation of cabs in the GTA (versus the city proper), the arrival of a mobile-friendly taxi ordering service with fairly wide coverage should theoretically be very good news for suburban cab users.

Discussion

12 Comments

Jaclyn (FS Local) / December 6, 2012 at 03:46 pm
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The major differences between TAG Taxi and the other apps gives TAG Taxi a competitive edge and is extremely appealing. Picking a payment method is a key difference that sets this app apart and feature that will surely benefit it. Also being linked to actual companies over drivers make TAG Taxi one step ahead of the game. The introduction of this app couldn't come at a better time with all the controversy surrounding Uber.
Catherine / December 6, 2012 at 11:23 pm
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What are these services like for disabled customers? I know Wheel Trans has contracts (expiring this year?) with some companies, but not these ones.
Mike replying to a comment from Catherine / December 7, 2012 at 09:23 am
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Since when was the wheel trans contracts expiring? Source?
John Lee / December 10, 2012 at 04:57 am
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this is the one of the most popular facility for the customers so they can realy wants that type of services,, Tag taxi also have this type of facility,,, i have also an experience of that type of service,menlo park taxi cabs and limousines provide all types of services and facilities to their customers with standard charges, please visit for travelling purpose,
Car rentals Ireland / December 13, 2012 at 08:22 am
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The taxi term came from the conventional terminologies as we know that hiring a car while traveling is the most easy approach.
Clark Jennings / December 18, 2012 at 07:33 am
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adsclickingnetwork network / February 13, 2013 at 05:40 am
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people are back to the tradition of taxi cabs, everywhere now.
adsvisitnetwork / April 30, 2013 at 01:44 pm
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hmmm Good.... mean while it will be useful for people.......
Daily Profit / April 30, 2013 at 01:46 pm
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A good step taken by taxi cab service......
Watchhyips / April 30, 2013 at 01:46 pm
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Much reliable i would say......
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