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Anyone use taxi meter?

Post by vincemunday » October 18, 2016, 9:14 am

Does anyone use taxi meter? Are they okay or is there a better one?


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Post by 747man » October 18, 2016, 1:10 pm

Cheap as Chips, IF You force them to engage the meter...

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Post by vincemunday » October 18, 2016, 1:13 pm

Ah ok, I get it, thanks for the tip
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Post by 12345 » October 18, 2016, 2:51 pm

In UT......fixed rate, published, within ring rd and specific places (airport), set rates beyond. Posted elsewhere... :roll:

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Post by stattointhailand » October 18, 2016, 2:54 pm

How can they have "fixed rates" if they are metered taxis, which they ARE coz it says so on them :confused:

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Post by 12345 » October 18, 2016, 3:19 pm

Rhetorical question for sure.........hopefully.

Amazing Thailand...............I've chit chatted with them a bit, a couple times, before posting about them. It would be amazing if you could get one to use the meter..... :D

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Post by stattointhailand » October 18, 2016, 3:38 pm

They certainly used the meter a few years back. The only time I used them, but that was within weeks of their service starting up. Cant even remember where we were going (xmas or new year do), can only remember we had to phone for him to pick us up, and his "be there in 5 - 10 mins" ended up as 45 ........ never used them again

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Post by 12345 » October 18, 2016, 6:18 pm

I'm going to have to ask again, next time over by the bus station, but remember, less than 5 yrs ago, if memory good, them telling me a set rate within ring rd, and airport. Then rates outside...............BUT.......... just searched and saw a post of mine, though 5 yrs ago, saying they did use meter.

Along with dispatch fee, since back then, they weren't allowed at the airport, which has changed. It will be interesting how powerful they are when it comes to the bus service. As they were blocked out of the airport for so long. Tuk tuks still can't sit at the airport.

Bus service should be the standard for any airport, especially and 'international' airport.............. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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12345 wrote:I'm going to have to ask again, next time over by the bus station, but remember, less than 5 yrs ago, if memory good, them telling me a set rate within ring rd, and airport. Then rates outside...............BUT.......... just searched and saw a post of mine, though 5 yrs ago, saying they did use meter.

Along with dispatch fee, since back then, they weren't allowed at the airport, which has changed. It will be interesting how powerful they are when it comes to the bus service. As they were blocked out of the airport for so long. Tuk tuks still can't sit at the airport.

Bus service should be the standard for any airport, especially and 'international' airport.............. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
And So should Taxis..... :shock: :shock:

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Post by stattointhailand » October 18, 2016, 7:25 pm

I've heard that the Udon Tuk tuk association have told all their members to respect the wishes of the govt and not drink and drive for the next year


There will be tuk tuks available for hire from Oct 2017 onwards

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Post by 747man » October 18, 2016, 7:32 pm

Whatever Yer Do......Don't Use A Uber....

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Post by Udon Map » October 18, 2016, 7:48 pm

747man wrote:Whatever Yer Do......Don't Use A Uber....
I didn't know that there were any Uber drivers around Udon. I use it all the time in Bangkok and it's fine.

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Post by 747man » October 18, 2016, 8:14 pm

Udon Map wrote:
747man wrote:Whatever Yer Do......Don't Use A Uber....
I didn't know that there were any Uber drivers around Udon. I use it all the time in Bangkok and it's fine.
There Is'nt Any in Udon ....AT THE MOMENT,But They WILL Be there SOON They are Everywhere Now.....They've Totally Fu*ked up the London Taxi Trade....And everywhere else they set up,Mind you they've been BANNED By Many Countries.... :D :D :D

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Post by stattointhailand » October 18, 2016, 8:32 pm

stupid statto here again ..... what the f are "Ubers" 747?

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Post by 12345 » October 18, 2016, 9:35 pm

747man wrote:
Udon Map wrote:
747man wrote:Whatever Yer Do......Don't Use A Uber....
I didn't know that there were any Uber drivers around Udon. I use it all the time in Bangkok and it's fine.
There Is'nt Any in Udon ....AT THE MOMENT,But They WILL Be there SOON They are Everywhere Now.....They've Totally Fu*ked up the London Taxi Trade....And everywhere else they set up,Mind you they've been BANNED By Many Countries.... :D :D :D
Translated.......

......... they break up the taxi mafia and give the customer more choices for better customer service at a competitive price..............OK, got it.

OR.........you can pay silly prices

http://www.the-london-taxi.com/Public_Carriage_Office

In Krung Thep, it shows where and when the Uber driver will arrive, though metered taxis are usually everywhere, BUT, may not want the fare on the meter, or to go at all. Along with the silly scams.

If BTS / MRT isn't convenient, and I only use ground transportation as a last resort.

Also learn the canal piers.

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Post by 747man » October 19, 2016, 11:13 am

stattointhailand wrote:stupid statto here again ..... what the f are "Ubers" 747?
Google it Statts....

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Post by stattointhailand » October 19, 2016, 12:17 pm

Amazing ..... when I left civilization and came to Udon, they would NEVER have allowed such an obvious violation of the law in UK. Unlicensed drivers in their own cars :roll: whatever happened to the idea of keeping the public SAFE when travelling. The ONE thing you could always rely on in UK was that a PSV driver bus/train/taxi had undergone very strict and complete training BEFORE being allowed to carry passengers. I cannot believe that any govt would allow these people to take "fares" ........... it could be unaccompanied women or children getting into these vehicles or even an old grandma :evil:

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Post by 747man » October 19, 2016, 4:35 pm

You can Blame TFL ( Transport for London ) for most of the debacle they have caused in this, PLUS Corruption has been PROVED But Nobody gets the Sack Infact The Most Corrupt one has been PROMOTED To Oversee London Railways .....And there has been 32 Rapes ( At Least ) in Uber Cars in London in the past 12 Months,However TFL Will NOT Publish the true figures even with a FOI ( Freedom of Information ) request they have been presented with by the LTDA ( London Taxi Drivers Association )....TFL Stink to High Heaven.....BTW Not being Racialist here but it's estimated that there are 90% Immigrants that are driving Uber Cars in London, With Very LITTLE Knowledge of Where they are going ( NO Knowledge Test for them ) Whereas REAL Taxi Drivers have to do The KOL ( Knowledge of London ) Which takes between 3 & 4 Years to obtain their Badge & VERY Few Uber have the correct H&R ( Hire & Reward ) Insurance and TFL KNOW This.....Would YOU Let you're Wife,Girlfriend Granny,or You're Children ride with them ??? .....Just to save A Couple of Quid....( Have a look on Twitter ) at London Taxis Posts....'Twill Open yer bloody Eyes Mate...

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Post by Udon Map » October 19, 2016, 5:31 pm

stattointhailand wrote:Amazing ..... when I left civilization and came to Udon, they would NEVER have allowed such an obvious violation of the law in UK. Unlicensed drivers in their own cars :roll: whatever happened to the idea of keeping the public SAFE when travelling. The ONE thing you could always rely on in UK was that a PSV driver bus/train/taxi had undergone very strict and complete training BEFORE being allowed to carry passengers. I cannot believe that any govt would allow these people to take "fares" ........... it could be unaccompanied women or children getting into these vehicles or even an old grandma :evil:
In the U.S., Uber drivers must pass driving record and criminal record checks (although requirements vary some by state). Additionally, every Uber ride is covered by Uber's own insurance policy; I believe that the limit is $1 million per incident.

That said, some drivers have attacked women. The cases I know of are in the U.S. and in India.

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Post by 747man » October 19, 2016, 6:35 pm

Udon Map wrote:
stattointhailand wrote:Amazing ..... when I left civilization and came to Udon, they would NEVER have allowed such an obvious violation of the law in UK. Unlicensed drivers in their own cars :roll: whatever happened to the idea of keeping the public SAFE when travelling. The ONE thing you could always rely on in UK was that a PSV driver bus/train/taxi had undergone very strict and complete training BEFORE being allowed to carry passengers. I cannot believe that any govt would allow these people to take "fares" ........... it could be unaccompanied women or children getting into these vehicles or even an old grandma :evil:
In the U.S., Uber drivers must pass driving record and criminal record checks (although requirements vary some by state). Additionally, every Uber ride is covered by Uber's own insurance policy; I believe that the limit is $1 million per incident.

That said, some drivers have attacked women. The cases I know of are in the U.S. and in India.
Read Up about the London Rapes ( Google .....Rapes in London Uber Cars ) It Should come up...You Might be... :shock: :shock: :shock:

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