The SMRT system is a different system of those use in COMFORT Cabs. In SMRT Call System, Cabbies can choose to take the Call or Not to take Call.aster wrote:Hi Taxiguy, many thanks, seems like the guy added a dodgy on-call surcharge at the end.
My second question concerning the booking of taxis came to mind because I was at KK Hospital recently and called SMRT for a cab. After being on hold for something like 5-7 minutes I heard an automated response that there are no cabs in my area, and something like "please press X to try again.". So I hung up... and something like 3 mins later an SMRT cab pulls up to the taxi stand (without drop-off there). It was an old-style cab without the LED sign on the roof, that's why I thought that maybe they don't do on-call in those. I guess their system isn't very efficient if they miss out on a few extra $$$ like this...
CBD Surcharge bountries starts from Beach Road, North Bridge Road (Bugis junction), Bencoolen street, Orchard Road ( Marriott hotel Onwards), Suntec, Marina Bays Sands, Shenton way, Anson Road, Tanjong Pagar Road and Chinatown.aster wrote:Just out of curiosity, which areas does the "Central Business District (CBD) Surcharge" after 5pm apply to? I've heard that it applies to Suntec as well, is that true? And if so, does it also apply to hotels in the area or Marina Square?
http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/ED ... firms-wontcarlsum1986 wrote:is there such a thing?dazzlebabe wrote:If i am not mistaken the $0.50 is for fuel surcharge.
it looks like it is time to boycott these premier taxis.....dazzlebabe wrote:http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/ED ... firms-wontcarlsum1986 wrote:is there such a thing?dazzlebabe wrote:If i am not mistaken the $0.50 is for fuel surcharge.
courtesy of google
add in sneaky as well.....this was not even shown on any of those charge list stuck on the cab windows.....JayCee wrote:"Premier managing director Lim Chong Boo told MediaCorp that the firm considered the possibility of customers boycotting Premier cabs due to the move.
But their dollar sense weighed in."
I guess I'm behind the times, I still use the old fashioned term 'greed'
The Cab that you have taken should be a Silver Cab. ONLY SILVER CABS has additional $0.50 Fuel surcharge.carlsum1986 wrote:I got a question for taxiguy. I would appreciate it if you are able to help me out.
On saturday at around 1050pm I got into a cab with two other people at clarke quay and our destination was marina bay sands.
I saw the cab driver key in surcharge 3.50 on the meter so I asked him what was the purpose of the surcharge.
He said it was for city centre surcharge so I said ok.
After a few mins I realised the surcharge was 3.00 rather then 3.50.
So I left it at that and when we reached out destination I asked for a receipt.
The cab driver was pretty defensive and said in a very sarcastic manner whether I wanted a photo as well.
This made me suspect that he was trying to pull a fast one on me by charging me extra.
So i saw the receipt and it said 7.00 fare charge, 3.00 cbd surcharge then 0.50 surcharge.
I have no idea what is this 0.50 surcharge.
Is there an extra charge for 3 ppl taking a cab?
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