Friday, November 8, 2013

Our My Teksi Experience

Taking a cab or Teksi (local language) is one of the most convenient mode of transportation here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. You can find them regularly on taxi stands at the malls, bus terminals, airports and other transportation hubs. But there are certain occasions  that you badly need them like during a heavy rain or leaving your place in wee hours  
and they're no where to be found. And you're stuck and ask yourself where to get one?



That concerned had been answered by My Teksi. A Booking Taxi application on smart phone that's locally available in Kuala Lumpur and within Selangor Area. A free application available for Android and Apple users.


image from myteksi.com


Since we're taking cab regularly, we got curious about this booking taxi application advertise (photo below)  inside the teksi. One time we downloaded this app in Play Store. Registered some information and Malaysian mobile number. Then we receive a successful registration by email and SMS. We haven't use the app  until our latest travel last weekend.




The Scenario 

We had an 9AM flight to catch up, and that means we had to be in the airport before 7AM. Leave the house by 5AM so we can take the 5:30AM bus in KL Sentral going to LCCT. To make it happen, we need to hailed a cab at least before 5:15AM. 




Launch the app and type in the right information from where and to (destination). Choose the regular taxi instead of the executive. We left some helpful notes, remarks to the driver so he can identify us immediately when he arrives from the pickup point.  The screen showed us number of taxis near to our place. Just pressing Book Now and got the Taxi Plate Number, Cab Driver's Name and an option to call the Driver. 





It will even show the estimated distance, time and exact location of driver where he is heading. The driver called to check where do we want to be picked up. In less than 2 minutes, our Cab showed up in front of the residential condo. Boom, that was fast! We hop in and reach to our destination in 10 minutes (no traffic). We're able to catch the 5:30 AM bus and thus save us from missing our 9AM flight to Saigon.




From this experience, we'll surely use My Teksi app more often especially on our succeeding travel since it was book on early morning flight. The convenience it brings to the people is  truly unparalleled. 


For more more information about this app. Please visit their official website http://myteksi.com

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Note:
This is not a sponsored post but our way of appreciation to My Teksi app.





My Teksi Fan,


Sky and Summer



17 comments:

  1. Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.comNovember 9, 2013 at 3:58 AM

    I've been hearing a lot about this app, and I agree it is very useful, given all our experiences with cab drivers in Manila! Hope to try it soon!

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  2. We also have this kind of app in the Philippines but I haven't tried it yet. When I lived in Singapore, we often use apps to contact taxi drivers and the taxi companies make sure that every passenger booked is safe.

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  3. i have tried one as well that works here in the philippines, it is cool and yes accurate however i find it rather expensive especially when you are just travelling alone. but i like the idea that this app gives us an option, especially for older people who may need such service. as we all know, cabs here in the phil are many but since traffic is bad, you'll find a few in secluded area.

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  4. Expensive it is, but you're paying for convenience.

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  5. Same here i experience it when I was living in SG, the taxi booking app in SG is fast and very reliable.

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  6. It is bit expensive to the usual metered one, but it's kinda secure and reliable especially for woman travelling with cab at night.

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  7. Everything seems to be more convenient nowadays thanks to technology. Apps like this are very useful.

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  8. Teksi, I think, is a combination of taxi and text. This facility is very helpful to those who need a taxi, not only during a heavy rain or wee hours, but in an emergency. Just a text away, a taxi is on sight and ready to transport the passenger to a place he wants to go. Very commendable kind of business!

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  9. Wow I remember this app is also available here in the Philippines, thanks to technology. This is very helpful...and maybe even safer. Hopefully, this will be helpful in the future when it will be used more often. :)

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  10. I wish booking taxi is as easy as it is in KL. That's really convenient having taxi available via apps.

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  11. This is so cool. I hope we have that kind too here in Ph.

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  12. Ayos ang idea ito. Just wondering, pwede kayang i-implement yan dito s atin?

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  13. This is such a nice and convenient service. I'm amazed that you can track the teksi, call the driver or even cancel your booking.

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  14. This is a cool app. Do you think we have an app like this in the Philippines?

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  15. Hi there,

    We are already in Metro Manila, Philippines but we are called GrabTaxi there and everywhere else outside Malaysia.

    We launched there earlier this year and we are in fact the first and largest taxi booking app in Philippines, and we are also in Bangkok and Singapore.

    You can read more here http://grabtaxi.com and download from:

    - http://bit.ly/grabtaxi-ios

    - http://bit.ly/grabtaxi-android

    - http://bit.ly/grabtaxi-windows

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  16. Hi Jam,

    We are already in Metro Manila, Philippines but we are called GrabTaxi there and everywhere else outside Malaysia.

    We launched there earlier this year and we are in fact the first and largest taxi booking app in Philippines, and we are also in Bangkok and Singapore.

    You can read more here http://grabtaxi.com and download from:

    - http://bit.ly/grabtaxi-ios

    - http://bit.ly/grabtaxi-android

    - http://bit.ly/grabtaxi-windows

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  17. Hey there.


    The P70 booking fee is to cover the driver's cost to travel to pick you up because we ensure that the driver only turns on the meter when you get into the taxi.


    However if that's still too expensive and if you're a Globe user, you can get P20 off the booking ride. Can check out the promo here -> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=604765482913131


    Thanks for trying us out ;D

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