Do you prefer using Uber or Taxify?

Do you prefer using Uber or Taxify?

  • Uber

    Votes: 100 73.5%
  • Taxify

    Votes: 36 26.5%

  • Total voters
    136

Jamie McKane

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Which ride-hailing smartphone app do you prefer using?
 

SlinkyMike

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Taxify is dramatically less expensive than Uber. I use both and got a ride for literally half the price of an Uber on Taxify, granted it was rush hour but the fact remains that Taxify got me there for half the price of Uber's fare estimate.
 

CPTBoy

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Spoke to my Uber driver on Saturday. He's doing both and he says he gets more money working for Taxify and Uber takes 25% of every ride and Taxify takes 15%.
 

richjdavies

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This thread has made me download Taxify... having been a very loyal Uber user - will have to tell you how it goes :)
 

mjoubert15

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Does Taxify operate in most parts of South Africa, or is it more limited than Uber?
 

Dee96

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I use taxify as it is always cheaper than Uber and the drivers and cars are exactly the same across both apps.
 

Dee96

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If anyone would like to use my referral code, simply enter YHK9W under promotions.

It will give you R150 off your first ride.

In the interest of full disclosure, I will also get a credit off my next ride once you use my referral code
 
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Ecco

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I never used Taxify once - maybe i will try them. They should probably get in touch with MyBB to share some stats about their serices just like uber did.
 

Grubscrew

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Uber algorhythmically sets prices based on usage and propensity to buy a ride. So if they see a pattern in your usage it is likely that they will drive up the price as long as you keep buying the rides.
Wow. Didn't know that.

Oddly posting from back seat of an Uber.
 

SlinkyMike

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Wow. Didn't know that.

Oddly posting from back seat of an Uber.
They are really awful when it comes to opportunistic pricing in general - I read somewhere that company data had revealed that users whose battery is low will get surge pricing based on the fact that they are likely keen to get a ride before the battery dies.

I'm all for a data driven business but really Uber?
 
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