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Travel Tip: Taxi Apps

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If you’re always standing on busy curbs–in bad weather and even worse traffic–just to hail a cab, listen up. These days, you can use your smartphone to call a taxi in a lot less time, and you may even pay less.

Taxi Magic has become a category leader for taxis apps. It’s available online and through your smartphone for 25 cities and works to find the closest taxi. It even notifies you when the cab is close to arriving.If you want, you can pay the fare through the app using your credit card and get an e-receipt back.

Cabulous is a mobile app that works for both driver and passenger. The app uses GPS to match you with the closest taxi. Then once you have selected the cab, the driver knows your exact location to find you.

And can a taxi app actually help the environment? Cab Corner matches passengers who can share a ride and save on fuel. It also has a fare calculator so you can figure out just how much you’ll save when choosing between a solo or shared ride.

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