Gett beats Uber

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TaxiCabGett, the global on-demand app that works exclusively with licensed black cabs and Hackney Carriages across the UK, has become Britain’s biggest taxi app, overtaking Uber.

Gett is now available in 25 cities across the country, the only app of its kind with true nationwide coverage and plans to go live in 18 new cities, including Cambridge, Brighton, Bristol, Nottingham and Newcastle.

Gett is on track to have 10,000 licensed cab drivers on the app this summer, and is leading the market by signing up more than 1500 new drivers per month. To date Gett has signed up nearly 15% of all full time Hackney Carriage drivers across 18 new cities in just 4 weeks. The inbound demand has been so great Gett has had to create a waiting list for drivers wishing to come on board.

Gett customers travelling around the UK can now pre-book up to two weeks in advance or order rides for an immediate pick-up at both ends of the journey – being taken to the airport or train station in one city and being collected at the other end, all with just a few taps of the Gett app.

Why has it overtaken Uber in such a short time? Signing up licenced Hackney carriage drivers must be a main reason as there is a higher level of knowledge required over mini cab drivers. Having a twenty-four hour UK based telephone customer service must help as well.

Remo Gerber, CEO of Gett in the UK says “We are supporting the existing taxi infrastructure by making the best drivers more easily accessible to passengers – not just adding more and more traffic to the roads.”

New users can try the Gett app for free with £10 off their first ride using the coupon code ‘EDI10’. The app is available to download from the App Store and Android Market.

The Gett app can be downloaded onto iPhone and Android devices.
Gett’s 25 British cities are: London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow, Oxford, Cambridge, Reading, Slough, Milton Keynes, Brighton, Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Leicester, Coventry, Sheffield, Nottingham, Bradford, Hull, and Newcastle.

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