Best Taxi / Driver Service App?
Just returned from a trip to Rome, which was, as usual, great. I had decided to try the Mytaxi app because a couple people recommended it on the grounds that, unlike normal Roman taxi cab practice, cars on the MyTaxi system do don't start the meter when they take the call.
Yes, just to confirm, when you call for a cab In Rome, the cabbies start the meter when they receive the call.
But people were saying that MyTaxi was different. This is wrong. I called a MyTaxi to a pickup in the Sala Musica and the meter was at 10 euros when I opened the door. Again, if I had called the cab the normal way, I would have expected something like this--although 10euros before you even get in the car, really?
Repeat: Mytaxi drivers start the meter when they receive the call, as per Roman taxi custom, which makes them no different from any other Roman cabbie, which means you are taking your chances of feeling ripped off.
Best take ATAC, or simply resign yourself to the inevitable MyTaxi is just as bad as the entire disgraceful system, which is designed and defended to rip off tourists.
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