Considered as the fastest booking service for taxi’s, private cars and motorbikes through one mobile, Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading taxi-hailing platform. Grab aims to transform the taxi industry – making transport freedom a reality for the 620 million people. As of date, Grab is available in the following countries: Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. In general, the platform offers the following: taxi services, GrabCar for private cars, GrabBike for motorcycle taxis, and GrabExpress for last mile delivery.
In Iloilo, meanwhile, Grab is limited to taxi services only. However, the company envisions to have all the services available in the soonest time possible. The Grab platform embodies the following: Safety, Convenience, and Speed and it aims to improve the transport industry by introducing simple, cost-effective, mobile-based technology to both supply (taxi fleet and drivers) and demand (passenger) that will optimize the matching process between both.
However, for the benefit of all, how does Grab work anyway?
Grab is a mobile application that can be downloaded on the App Store or Google Play. The mechanics to using the app is simple: 1.) Book a ride, set your pick up and drop off point and tap next; 2.) Get a driver, the application will find your driver; 3.) Track your driver, know your driver’s details, location, and estimated arrival time; and 4.) Share your ride, let your family and friends track your ride.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I use GrabTaxi? GrabTaxi improves the way passengers hail taxi drivers and the way taxi drivers look out for passengers. Their 3 unique selling points are: Speed: GrabTaxi lets you find the taxi nearest you in less than a minute with just two taps! Waiting for your driver is also reduced as the algorithm in choosing the best driver for you is always the closest interested driver. Safety: GrabTaxi provides you transparency in information of your taxi booking – driver’s name, plate number, phone number, and estimated fare. Track your driver as you wait for him and “share-your-ride” on Facebook, Twitter, email, or SMS so your loved ones are assured of your route and arrival. Certainty: Just open the app and know how many taxis are near you. Subsequently, we provide you instant confirmation on the status of your booking!
How much does it cost? Drivers are trained to turn on the meter once the passenger is inside the taxi. All you have to pay is the metered fare (based on LTFRB) and an additional booking fee, which varies per city. Check your app to learn more about our booking fees.
Why is there a booking fee? The reason for a booking fee is for drivers to be able to cover their expense in going to where you are. Remember, drivers only start their meters once you’re inside the taxi. In addition, we provide you speed, certainty, and safety. We will provide you the best taxi booking service in Manila and we promise to continuously serve you better every time.
Excited to try Grab in the City of Love? Then download the app today. For more information, visit www.grab.com/ph/ or follow Grab on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates.