Wednesday, May 28, 2014

It's got harder to get A Hailo cab: .....from the Evening Standard Letters Page

As an IT specialist I consider halo a well-designed app and have been using it regularly for the past seven months

This morning at St Pancras, following Hailo's announcement that it is to take business from private hire cars and reported mass defections by black cabs drivers, there were no Taxis showing on the map in the locality.

Despite hailing a cab with the app on three occasions it couldn't link me up. Forth time lucky, but the cab had to come from Faringdon, 11 minutes away, twice the usual waiting time.

It's a poor business strategy by Hailo. 
Black cabs exude an air of trust and deep knowledge of London, what mini cab driver would know where the only Nazi Dog memorial in London is?

There are many different ways to book minicabs. Hailo has managed to shrink its driver base and tarnish its reputation in a matter of days.

Harry Brayford


8 comments:

alfie cane said...

What a shame , never mind . That's what happens when you shit on the people who made the Company ..

Ratner said...

Looks like 20 pieces of Silvet are looking decidedly Bronze!

Always remember YOU the working driver hold the power, every radio circuit, app, garage or trade org depends on a YOU for a living!

Is this the biggest 'own goal' in can trade history?

Anonymous said...

The truth will prevail . Unfortunately it won't be found on this blog. You shit head.

Anonymous said...

Well done the driver still on hailo who ran from farringdon, you must be feeling pretty smug with all the extra work .. Holding the fort until the mini cab cavalry arrive. .. We need to get people hailing taxis again. Before the shit hits the fan ... This bloke is at st pancres and not interested in walking to the rank .

B Polelight said...

Anon 3.19

Steady on, surely Hailo's actions and the reporting from elsewhere should appear on here, what exactly is untrue?

Nasty!

Anonymous said...

Out of order anon 3:19

Chris St John said...

You only have to go online and type in Uber in the news and see for yourself the destructive force Uber are having on Taxis services around the world, even its own drivers are demonstrating on working conditions. Link all these press cutting into the London papers and that will let the public see the greed of Uber rather than the glossy stories they wish to portray.
Examples see linkhttp://news.yahoo.com/uber-lyft-trying-kill-other-123000292.html;_ylt=A0SO8znn64hTqC0ADJNXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzN2dhdjloBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDNARjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1ZJUDQ0N18x

Chris St John said...

Let the worlds press destroy Ubers false lies.
Type in Uber around the world and post these stories online. these stories are enough to change peoples minds