This is probably old news to some of you, but I didn’t know about it, so odds are a lot of others won’t either.
In an effort to compete with Uber, United Taxi, in my experience the least friendly and most unhelpful cab company in the area, is now offering free wi-fi in all of its cars. It’s a good idea considering how many folks take cabs from here to Pearson Airport, which is easily over an hour drive on a low traffic day.
I’m a little surprised that they’re only the second company in the country to think of this. I haven’t taken a taxi in Toronto in years, but had you asked me I’d have guessed that this would have been all over the place there by now.
United Taxi cars now have free Wi-Fi on-board, a feature the company hopes will give it a competitive edge.
Manager of the local taxi service, Dave Buyers, said all cars are equipped with their own systems and passengers just need to ask the driver for the password.
“We wanted to be innovating and have an edge on Uber,” Buyers said.
The Waterloo Region fleet is the second in Canada to offer free Wi-Fi in taxis.
Vancouver-based Yellow Cab launched free Wi-Fi in its fleet last year.