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Uber-like?

Hilo, Hawaii
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Uber-like?

We’re in an Airbnb and were planning on using uber to pick up our car rental at Europecar a couple miles away - of course now I see there is no uber. We have no data plan and therefore no way to call a cab. Our backpacks are too heavy to carry that far. Is there anything similar that we can book online?

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1. Re: Uber-like?

have you googled "Oxford taxis" ??

bound to be lots of takers

Uber isn't so popular over here hence not available in many areas!

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2. Re: Uber-like?

"We have no data plan and therefore no way to call a cab"

How were you going to arrange an Uber?

You can call using wifi and apps such as Skype, Whatsapp etc

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3. Re: Uber-like?

For 60p you can use a BT public payphone and call a minicab company if your airbnb does not have a phone.

If you're on a reasonably busy road you wait until you see a taxi with a little orange light on its roof lit, then hail it. (You CANNOT hail a private hire minicab on the street.)

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4. Re: Uber-like?

I thought this was Oxford's answer to Uber... https://www.001taxis.com/oxford-taxi-app

Edited: 13 June 2018, 03:58
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5. Re: Uber-like?

I know it sounds ridiculous, trust me. Our phone has been unreliable at best. My companion is mildly injured. The 001 app says it will send a text to confirm our registration but that hasn’t come through. I know I can walk to a pay phone, I was merely hoping to find an alternative.

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6. Re: Uber-like?

http://www.a2boxfordtaxi.com/

oxfordcars.co.uk/book-online/regular-booking… takes online bookings without registering

http://www.abcradiotaxis.co.uk/

etc

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7. Re: Uber-like?

Get a cheap pay-as-you-go phone in the UK (about £10 - 15, sometimes less) and store some local taxi numbers in it?

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8. Re: Uber-like?

A fair few taxi firms have Uber style apps.

However, as others have said not sure how you're going to use them without data.

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