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Advantages and Disadvantages to Using Uber as Opposed to Traditional Taxi and Shuttle Services

Advantages and Disadvantages to Using Uber as Opposed to Traditional Taxi and Shuttle Services

The idea of paying someone a small fee, in return for getting picked up and dropped off at your desired location has existed for decades. But, as times are evolving, we’re starting to see new taxi services using innovative methods, to make the whole experience much more convenient and enjoyable. One of those is Uber, who have tapped into the technological advancements, to allow people to book and pay for a lift much quicker.


Now, the popularity of this service is highlighted by their rapid expansion across the world. Whether people want a ride home from a bar at 4am in the morning, or they want shuttling to the airport at 9pm at night, they can easily book it through an app on their smartphone. You’re given a random driver that is currently located nearby, and you’re provided with an estimation on what the final price will be.


In addition, the purchasing system is also very streamlined. By making an account on the app, you’ll link your bank account or PayPal to it, and the transactions become instant. While this is process is incredibly fast, it does have its downfalls. For instance, only being given an estimation can cause problems if you’re strapped for cash, or not sure how much you actually have in your bank account.  


Also, some people prefer to carry cash around with them, but with Uber you aren’t able to go down that route. Although, another advantage of Uber is that you can track exactly where your taxi is, with a real-time update on how far away they are in minutes. However, there are still plenty of disadvantages to using this method, which are exposed when you look at the advantages which traditional methods have.


With the traditional process of booking a taxi or airport shuffle, you can build a rapport and some necessary trust with your driver in advance. Once you’ve done that, you can rest assured that you’ll be in safe hands during your journey, and on the return. When booking an Uber, the selection is completely random, so you’ll most likely have a different driver for each journey.


Furthermore, the traditional way allows you to avoid any of internet issues, which commonly occur. If you ever want to book an Uber, or track where the driver is, you’re going to need a 3G internet connection or Wi-Fi. But, if you have neither of those, you’re going to struggle to secure yourself a lift. Plus, communicating with a real person on the phone will always triumph over communicating with a smartphone app.


Why? Well, because it’s much easier to cancel if you no longer need the service, the fare can be agreed on beforehand and will not change, and there’ll be no confusion when it comes to the location. Plus, if required, you can schedule the driver to meet you inside an airport, or bar, or wherever else, just to increase safety. Ultimately, innovation is brilliant, but the original way is proven.



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Choosing the right cabs in Cape Town

Choosing the right cabs in Cape Town

Are you traveling to Cape Town? Do you want the best Taxi or Cab services?

Then you have come to the right place.

It is difficult to find genuine and reliable taxi service providers in a tourist attraction like Cape Town. Even if you pre-book a cab, most of the service providers do not come in time or do justice to their jobs. Therefore, we have introduced our services to provide the best and most reliable taxi or cab services to the ones traveling to Cape Town.

If you are wondering why you should choose us from the list of taxi service providers, here is a list of reasons that will help you understand us better:

  • We believe in customer satisfaction – For us, all that matters, is that you are satisfied by our services. If you have any complaints regarding our drivers or services, feel free to contact us on our numbers and get in touch with us. We make sure that your complaints, suggestions or feedbacks are taken with an open mind; we work hard to improve our services.
  • We believe in being affordable – This is something that we take a guarantee of – we are one of the most affordable taxi service providers in Cape Town. You don’t have to think twice (with respect to your budget or our charges) before hiring us. Once you discuss the rates with us, you realize how affordable we are.
  • We provide you with high quality services – We do not believe in bluffing or fluffing about us; it is in your hands to decide if we meet your expectations or not. All you’ve got to do is experience our services and decide it on your own. We do our best and believe in giving you the maximum that we can.
  • We provide a bouquet of services – We not only provide pick and drop facilities to the tourists or travelers, but also help in showing Cape Town to you. Once you contact us and tell us what exactly you are looking for, we decide on the most negotiable rates and provide the best quotation to you.
  • We understand your safety – Even if you are a woman traveling alone in Cape Town, you don’t have to fear our driver(s). We make sure that our drivers are well-trained in professionalism before sending them to provide you with their services. You can stay in touch with us through Whatsapp as well.