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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Hailing a taxi in Sligo is now just a 'click' away

Published 10/06/2014 | 05:40

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Sligo taxi driver Peter Finnegan in a new 'Hailo' taxi.

IT brings a whole new meaning to calling a taxi.

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'Hailo', a free smartphone app which puts customers just two taps away from licensed taxis, is now in Sligo.

Customers are immediately paired with the nearest driver.

Sligo taxi driver Peter Finnegan said: "Hailo enables Sligo drivers to generate further business.

"They can connect quickly to the nearest customer, significantly increasing productivity."

There are no additional charges beyond the metre fare.

All first time Hailo users in Sligo can receive €15 off their first fare.

They download Hailo to their iPhone or Android, register an account with a credit or debit card and added the promocode H14SO to the account.

To use their voucher, customers simply enter the code in their app and then choose the 'Pay With Card' option when hailing their taxi.

Hailo taxis will be visibily branded from Thursday and Friday.

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