December 5, 2012 8:31am
Toronto Taxi wars are continuing to heat up. The past year has seen a number of new companies surface, namely Uber and Hailo, that offer quick access to call a cab, plus easily pay via your smartphone. Some of the original cab companies like Beck Taxi have released apps, but only give the ability to place a call.
Today a new alternative has been announced. TAG taxi – which stands for Taxi Assigned by Geolocation – has started offering their service in the GTA. Their app is free and available for iPhone and Android users. TAG gives you the option to hail a cab at will, but has to be on one of these approved taxi companies: Astro, A-Black-Cab, Rapid Taxi and Advance-Unique. TAG says they are “plugged into their dispatch system” and this gives users the choice to select a “desired method of payment, vehicle size, transport of oversized luggage or pets.”
TAG is available in Toronto Mississauga, Vaughan, Pickering, Ajax and will be coming soon to Richmond Hill and Markham.