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There's A New Dublin Taxi App That Could Be A Lifesaver On Christmas Nights Out

By Sarah

December 20, 2017 at 1:16pm

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"Hailing your taxi now... Won't be long." Could this be the biggest lie every person in Dublin has seen on an app before them?

Since the fall of Dublin's beloved Hailo, takeover company My Taxi has tried to get in on the market but has been met with - as far as our own personal experiences and others on social media go - complaints of taxis being cancelled last minute or not being able to get a taxi in the first place. 

Trying to get a taxi in Dublin at rush hour is near impossible. Actually, trying to get a taxi at any time in Dublin is impossible unless you walk to the nearest busy street and desperately try to flag one down. 

But a new app created by Dublin taxi drivers could be our saviour for the upcoming Christmas nights out 

Whistle taxi app is an Irish company that's been set up and supported by taxi drivers themselves.

The most interesting thing is that it's a not-for-profit company that claims to operate entirely in the best interest of the drivers. 

The app is simple to use and although is launching on a cash only basis to begin with, updates are coming weekly so card payments are on the way 

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Whistle says that their plan "is to protect taxi drivers and their industry", and if that means more taxi drivers use the app and we can all FINALLY order a taxi on our phones, consider this a Christmas miracle.

Whistle went live last night on the app store. Here's hoping it all runs smoothly.

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