Accept Credit Card for Taxi Fare: Is It Available In Your City?

@Shavkat (59951)
Philippines
August 13, 2016 8:14am CST
I am just wondering if a taxi driver accepts credit card for the fare in your city. I had read that some countries have this mode of payment from the passengers. In my country, it wasn’t like this. We can only have receipt from them and pay them in cash. Actually, it takes years before this was implemented. Is it negotiable to accept credit card for taxi fare?
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@sunrisefan (17353)
• Philippines
16 Aug 16
The country is slowly shifting to tap cards which would be more convenient. 5 beep cars using tap cards are now operating in Manila and 10 more will be added to the fleet. The trains will soon be using tap cards too.
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@wiLLmaH (8251)
• Singapore, Singapore
16 Aug 16
Yep! The change is really coming! Hehehe..
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@sunrisefan (17353)
• Philippines
16 Aug 16
@wiLLmaH Yes and there won't anymore be problem of loose "change" hahaha!
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@wiLLmaH (8251)
• Singapore, Singapore
17 Aug 16
@sunrisefan Haha! What is about the loose change?
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@sunrisefan (17353)
• Philippines
16 Aug 16
I think cars attached to Uber only accept credit card. Uber-affiliated cars already operate in the country, especially in Metro Manila I think.
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@Shavkat (59951)
• Philippines
20 Aug 16
I guess I need to explore Manila. So I can see the difference.
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@sunrisefan (17353)
• Philippines
20 Aug 16
@Shavkat Maybe you should :)
@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
cashless and paperless might be implemented but not through credit card. The use of card and Uber is more realistic than Credit card, I guess.
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@Shavkat (59951)
• Philippines
20 Aug 16
I also do agree on that. We don't want to overspend using a credit card.
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
20 Aug 16
@Shavkat besides, its like so boastful paying taxi driver with credit.
• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Aug 16
I believe here it is cash only still, but I haven't been in one for a long time so I'm not positive.
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@Shavkat (59951)
• Philippines
20 Aug 16
I think it is better to pay it in cash. I am not also in favor with the usage of credit card.
@Corbin5 (102964)
• United States
13 Aug 16
I have not used a taxi for so long, I am not sure if credit cards are accepted.
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@shivamani10 (11233)
• Hyderabad, India
13 Aug 16
No . In India, we do not have yet.
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• Philippines
17 Aug 16
Kinda comfortable, but dangerous still for me, I mean what if it's robbers that wants all in your ATM? obviously not entirely convenient.
@Tampa_girl7 (25387)
• United States
17 Aug 16
I haven't used a taxi in years. We only used cash.
@AkoPinay (11710)
• Philippines
16 Aug 16
We have uber too in Manila but haven't tried.
https://www.uber.com/cities/manila/
@wiLLmaH (8251)
• Singapore, Singapore
16 Aug 16
Singapore does. Even debit card they are accepting ;)
@SIMPLYD (78631)
• Philippines
16 Aug 16
I guess it would be such a small amount for taxi fare to charge to credit cards .
• Philippines
15 Aug 16
I have no idea, I think it is not yet implemented here from where I am living, but if it does I don't think I will do that. For me credit cards are for important trnsctions only, and I don't really have e becausebi !right swipe it everyday lol!
@sol_cee (14386)
• Japan
15 Aug 16
As far as I know, taxi drivers here appreciate cold cash than card.
@ms1864 (6993)
• Bangalore, India
14 Aug 16
yes. we have it in India, for selective meter taxi's.
@rachael5760 (2657)
• Israel
14 Aug 16
There is a new taxi company in Israel, it has been here for about a year, called GETT TAXI and you can pay via credit card from an app on your smartphone. I signed up for it but I haven't really used it. I have a student whom I teach English who works in the Tel Aviv office so I will try to use it.
@peavey (16479)
• United States
13 Aug 16
I haven't been in a taxi cab for years, but I don't think you can use a credit card here. I have read about everything going to "digital money" but never even thought about taxi cabs.
@skysnap (17819)
13 Aug 16
We have uber so yes available in my city.
@Daljinder (21194)
• India
13 Aug 16
No I don't think we have such system here for taxi drivers.
@Macarrosel (7573)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
You're right, maybe it will take years before it will be implemented. Or not being implemented at all.