This post is only good for a few free days. Or its good for nothing already, you decide.
Today through Thursday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m., people with special software on their smartphones ( and the special phones it takes to run it ) can request a free taxi cab ride valued at up to $25.00 from a ground transportation provider company headquartered in California.
I am afraid to mention their name for fear that too many people are going to want a free ride. Lol!
But, if you’ve been paying attention to the news this week, you know who they are and how to reach them.
Can’t tell you what happens if your ride exceeds $25.00.
Can’t tell you what you can do if your smartphone can’t run Android and IOS apps.
But if you are one of the lucky compatible smartphone owner types that — HAS A VERY GOOD CREDIT CARD THAT WILL GET CHECKED THE MINUTE YOU DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE ( not sure if the throw-away debit card variety is going to pass the test ) — you may be able to score a free taxi ride now until the offer ends.
Its a bargain because:
- From Forrest Hills T stop in Jamaica Plain to Blue Hill Avenue is $14 in a taxi
- It cost $5.40 per mile in Boston taxis.
- From the Franklin Park Zoo to Central Square Cambridge is $36.00 ( I know, I took it.)
- From Logan Airport to the Children’s Hospital area in the Longwood Medical Complex ( LMA) runs about $33 in a taxi not including tips ( not, airports may be excluded from this deal, not sure.
This is a very big deal for Boston and it does three cool things.
a) generates new business for taxi drivers who have it slow
b) gets people to stop talking about going somewhere and just doing it! Did you know, 40% of people, when surveyed said they didn’t want to go to work, today.
c) it will test and retest the stress level of a freemium marketing offer because it affects computer systems, receptionists, cell phone networks, drivers who volunteered to participate and the customers who are using it, because many of them will have to wait on the taxi to arrive, if it finds them at all.
This post written by a fan of people using ground transportation around the airport and across the city.