I got to hear about Easy Taxi from Efe of RN. Funny how she is in the US and I’m here in Lagos and I didn’t get to know about their services first. Anyways, I kept on wondering when I will ever need their services since I basically use the normal taxis where I can haggle prices LOL. I’m Ijebu like that.
I checked out their website and downloaded the app on my android just in case.
The d-day came and I decided to try them out as I was stranded in Ikeja and couldn’t find a normal yellow taxi. I launched the app and called for a ride. I was shown the location of the taxi, the picture of the driver, the name of the driver, his plate number, his phone number, the type of car he was driving and the time range for him to get to me. However, they didn’t inform me about the cost or ask me for my destination.
I called the driver to confirm and he promised to be at my location within the time range provided by the app. The assigned car arrived and was a neat, well polished 2010 Toyota Camry with AC. I told the taxi driver my destination (Yaba) and he charged 5,000 naira without haggles. I was literally shocked because with the normal yellow taxi’s I pay 1,500 naira, and most times I’m always lucky to enter one with AC.
If not because I was stranded, I would have asked him to leave and not even bother taking me, but I couldn’t as I had no other choice, and I guess I was lucky to have more than that amount of money on me at that particular time.
I will say that there was nothing spectacular about the ride. I just kept on grumbling as I had wasted a lot of my money.
CONCLUSION: Easy Taxi is still quite new and does not have coverage in some parts of Lagos. Easy Taxi is quite expensive, especially for students like me. Until I start working (i.e. earning salary), I will NOT use their services again. Apart from the expense, it is quite convenient
P.S The driver was neat, professional, courteous and nice. A big PLUS
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