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SMS A Taxi

from the easy-way-to-thumb-a-cab dept

What is it about taxis that make them the perfect vehicle (in multiple ways) for mobile phone based apps? Now, in Ireland, you’ll soon be able to hail a cab by using SMS text messaging from your phone. It will send the request to the nearest cabbie (they say they’re using some triangulation scheme to figure out who’s closest) who will then call your mobile to let you know they’re coming. This probably gives the cab company offering this a bit of an advantage… until all the other cab companies join in.

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