Once you’ve picked a taxi service, you enter an address and pickup time. You can’t pay for the taxi online, but you can pay from your smartphone or via SMS using through TaxiMagic if you’d rather not deal with cash or hand over your credit card (the service charges a $1.50 fee for this). This is an awesome feature especially for folks who don’t carry wads of cash readily available.
You can pay for taxis using your TaxiMagic account that’s been linked to a credit card (before you could only book cabs and would have to pay the old fashioned way). And the service now offers support for SMS, which means you can shoot a text from basically any phone to TaxiMagic with your current address to request a pickup. TaxiMagic will respond with a text message indicating the cab drive’s name and distance.
The service’s TaxiMagic iPhone application has the ability to actually see where your cab currently is as it drives to pick you up.
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