These days, you don’t have to leave your couch or pick up a phone to book a taxi.
Taxi booking service provider, TaxiMonger, has come up with a new service that allows you to book your cab from your TV screen.
The service called Rent-a-Cab is currently offered via Telekom Malaysia Bhd’s IPTV service, as part of its inter@ctive channels.
This interactive application is available for free to all HyppTV customers but the service is limited to the Klang Valley. Also, an RM2 booking fee is applicable on top of the taxi fare, which has to be paid directly to the taxi driver.
Before using the service, customers have to register for a PIN at taximonger.com/hypptv. They then have to input their home address and optionally up to three preferred destinations.
Once that’s been set up, they can proceed to book a cab from their TVs and can also choose the cab type — budget or executive.
Customers are allowed to book or cancel their booking up to seven days in advance.
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