Updated: Thursday, 23rd November 2017 @ 12:04pm

Cheaper Manchester taxis? No problem! Revolutionary fixed fares app introduced for city's licenced cabs

Cheaper Manchester taxis? No problem! Revolutionary fixed fares app introduced for city's licenced cabs

| By Sam McKeown

The money-saving black cab app, Gett, has launched in Manchester, providing customers with 24/7 fixed price fares booked via the app.

Gett provides a ‘no surge’ policy, so customers can enjoy their journey without having ‘metre anxiety’ – a well-known problem involving taxi customers, who watch the metre increase as the journey continues.

The app guarantees the customer never pays surge regardless of demand, weather and traffic.

Chris Elsheikhi, Gett’s UK City Manager, said: “Following its success in London and Birmingham, we’re thrilled to be bringing fixed fares to Manchester.

“Unlike the competition, our customers get price certainty so they always have the best price - we’re very proud to have a no-surge policy globally.”

With taxi travel being an integral part of the Manchester’s framework fixed fares are a great way to save money every time a cab is needed.

The free-to-download app is specifically for licenced cabs, whose service has declined in recent years because of competition from companies such as Uber.

The app’s main introduction has been to move ahead with the times, especially within an innovative and progressive city such as Manchester.

“Gett has always aligned itself at the forefront of technology,” Elsheikhi continued.

“That’s why we’re so pleased to finally launch Fixed Fares in Manchester, one of Britain’s fastest growing tech hubs.”

The app is now in its sixth year and its overall customer ride percentage is growing faster daily.

The app has been introduced to tech-savvy Manchester at a time when many people are watching their funds due to annual higher-spending at Christmas time.

The tried and tested app is easy and safe to use.

Once downloaded, simply enter a destination, choose a card payment and the price will be automatically displayed.

Before use, customers must register a debit or credit card prior to booking a fixed fare ride.

Manchester’s Gett app also allows customers to pay the metre fare if they so wish.