|By Business Wire||
|October 15, 2012 04:00 AM EDT||
Wheely (www.wheely.com), the free app and minicab service for London, no longer requires users to pay cash for making journeys with an updated version of the app now offering cashless payment facilities.
Wheely's Environmentally-friendly Fleet of Toyota Prius and Drivers. (Photo: Business Wire)
As all quotes are fixed up front and Wheely uses a number of minicab providers, users can pick the best price, make a booking and pay for the journey through the app, knowing that the price won't change even if they get stuck in London's notorious traffic jams.
Not only does Wheely now not require users to have cash, but for the first time users don't need an iPhone or Android device to access Wheely either. A version of Wheely now can also be accessed at www.wheely.com meaning any internet-connected device with a browser can be used to make a booking.
The new version of the Wheely app also boasts an improved search facility, so users don't need to use Google to find out the address of a restaurant, museum or attraction they are visiting – they can simply use the name of the venue to set the drop-off or pickup point.
Wheely has also partnered with three more minicab providers specialising in airport pickup and drop-offs. Travellers now can pick the best quote, make a booking and pay in advance leaving them free to utilise free in-car Wi-Fi for work or pleasure on their way to the airport.
"With the introduction of cashless payments booking minicabs through Wheely has become an even more convenient and high-quality experience. Rather than hailing a black taxi on the street, watching the meter tick over while worrying if they have enough cash to cover the cost, Londoners can take the stress out of the whole experience by using Wheely," said Wheely founder Anton Chirkunov.
About Wheely: Wheely (www.wheely.com) is a free app offering price comparison and minicab booking facilities to smartphone and computer users. The brainchild of 23-year-old Muscovite Anton Chirkunov, Wheely was created due to frustration with the lazy, bloated minicab and black taxis services in London.
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