M1 has announced Singapore’s first ever carrier billing service for taxi drivers.
GrabTaxi connects passengers quickly to available taxi drivers in the vicinity through its GPS-enabled smartphone app. Since GrabTaxi’s launch in October 2013, it has become the second largest taxi network in Singapore, and has enabled many taxi drivers to enjoy increased earnings of over 30%. Drivers pay GrabTaxi a small fee for bookings made through its app.
M1’s carrier billing service, available immediately, will allow taxi drivers to pay GrabTaxi through their M1 bill, instead of having to make a trip to GrabTaxi’s office. Taxi drivers will also enjoy a 20% bonus for each S$10, S$30, or S$50 top up.
To mark the first partnership of its kind in Singapore, the first 10,000 M1 customers who book a taxi ride with the GrabTaxi app will enjoy a S$3 discount. The offer is valid between now until 31 May 2014. The free GrabTaxi app for smartphones and tablets is available from Google Play (Android), App Store (iOS), Windows Phone, and the BlackBerry World app store.
For information on redeeming this discount, click here.