Way2ride, the taxi app by Verifone, says it has changed the way to pay for a cab and is now changing the way we find one.
Taxi passengers in New York began hailing with an update to Way2ride in February 2015, giving them access to nearly 14,000 yellow taxis and green cabs across all five boroughs of the city when over 30,000 licensed drivers began receiving trip requests through their existing Verifone in-taxi equipment. The pilot phase featured driver training, usability testing, and consumer research to ensure the best experience for passengers, drivers and medallion owners.
Way2ride is available for both iPhones and Android phones and can be downloaded right now from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Using Way2ride to hail a cab is as simple as pressing the “hail” button and confirming your pickup location. There’s never any surge pricing; you only pay what’s on the meter, plus a nominal flat fee for hailing with the app.
When the ride is over, payment is automatic. And whether you’ve hailed with Way2ride, or simply used the app for payment, the tip is up to you, and 100 percent of it goes to your driver.
Way2ride’s hailing feature is made for those moments – such as rainy days or late nights -when finding and hailing a cab on the street isn’t easy. It’s also a great solution for the NYC boroughs, where taxis aren’t as easy to find, and more than 70 percent of green cabs are Verifone clients.
Way2ride is backed by Verifone, the world leader in payment and commerce solutions; the world’s leading provider of technology that powers taxis; and the trusted brand for payment security. Verifone powers over 85,000 cabs in more than 100 cities across the globe with secure payments, cloud-based dispatch systems and fleet management tools, mobile apps, digital media and much more.
Verifone was the first to introduce credit card terminals linked to the taxi meter – ensuring what a passenger paid was the actual metered fare; the first to introduce digital entertainment and advertising inside the cab; the first to offer digital, geo-targeted advertising outside the cab; and the first to deliver a taxi payment application with the launch of Way2ride™ two years ago. Verifone was also the first to enable the option for consumers to pay with their American Express Membership Rewards points in New York City taxis, as well as provide the option to pay with Apple Pay® or Google Wallet®. And, earlier this year, Verifone added support for PayPal® using Way2ride™.
Following its formal introduction of Way2ride™ in New York City, Verifone will roll out its e-hail app in Boston, Miami, Washington, DC, and Las Vegas, and will launch in all U.S. Verifone markets in 2016.
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