Easy Taxi – Follow-up

I promised to follow-up on my first impression of EASY TAXI,

Since Sept 28th I have requested a cab from Easy Taxi 9 times. You may ask yourself “Does he really keep count of his taxi requests”. And the answer is “NO”, but the Easy Taxi app does and in the history it reports back the date, the driver and the rating that I gave my Easy Taxi¬†experience.

Here’s the instant replay

  • 9 requests – 8 successful pickups
  • All within 3 minutes of the promised arrival time
  • The one unsuccessful request was made at 6:00 pm and it was rainy. I gave up waiting for a response
  • Is there an extra charge for the service. It says that the driver can charge and extra 50 cents.
  • No driver requested more than the metered price
  • Can you use the smartphone without a data plan. Only if you stay within Wif-Connection distance

Easy Taxi – a great reason to own a smartphone in Ecuador.


Easy Taxi

Yesterday I tried the EASY TAXI service for the first time. At 6:10 pm I pressed the “REQUEST TAXI” button on my smartphone. In less than 30 seconds I get a message back with the following information.

  • Your taxi is 1-4 minutes away
  • The taxi drivers name, phone # and license plate #
  • A map with the location of the driver

I then followed the progress of the taxi to my house. It arrived exactly 3 minutes after I pressed the¬†“REQUEST TAXI” button. No hassle with the driver or meter. At the end of the ride I was asked by the App if the experience was good or bad. No extra charge for the service.

Here is how you get started.

  • Download the free app (IOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry)
  • Register your name phone # and email.
  • Good to go

Very, Very Cool. I have only used it one time. I’ll follow this post up if I have negative feedback but right now it works great.