I had the pleasure this morning of having coffee with Mario Navas, the developer of EC Taximetro.
Basically, EC Taximetro is an app for IOS and Android that calculates the taxi fare in Cuenca and other places to see if you are being scammed by a tampered taxi meter.
Although the app is entirely in Spanish you can use it with minimal Spanish. The biggest problem is remembering to start the app when you immediately enter the taxi.
Ok, so what do you do if you’re being scammed. You have 3 options.
- Do nothing
- Show the taxista the app and argue
- Get the number of the taxi and there is a denuncio form that will go directly to the Taxi authority in the municipality.
Personally, I would recommend the last option.
Ec Taximetro an easy to use app that accomplishes its goal. Run, don’t walk to download this free app.