Reviewed by Sandra Mcghee
I was given the chance to trial the Luxury Mini Cab App from Addison Lee. This app is available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone. Downloading the application on my iPhone was the easy part a very simple process which didn’t take too long at all and quite an easy process, with step-by-step instructions for registering. However unfortunately upon using the application for my very first journey I’m not sure if I was just unlucky and unfortunate with reception/satellite on my phone as it seemed every other postcode station other than any nearby shops or the location where I was situated which was City Thameslink Station on Fleet Street appeared, the time was approximately 5pm. I struggled for at least 20 minutes moving and crossing the road and to no avail eventually gave up trying as was unsuccessful in searching for a pick-up point which was a real shame and frustrating (so decided to flag a black cab as myself and other passenger didn’t want to lose any more time as was on a strict timetable to get ready for our function later on in the evening). However upon the second attempt a few hours later I was much more successful, upon using the app this time around was far more successful, the postcode was instantly recognised and the onward journey postcode was input and within about 10 minutes my taxi arrived. I was sent an email after I confirmed my booking detailing my journey along with estimated cost this I thought was really impressive and I also received a text detailing my job number, car and registration along with my drivers’ mobile with a link to track the driver on his journey a few minutes later I received another text informing me my driver had arrived.
I would definitely use this app again and give it another try, the most appealing thing is it is safe and I’m sure normally reliable. I would suggest familiarising yourself with using the app before your first attempt to book a cab, as I’m sure with enough practice it is simple enough to use.
Yes I would recommend and would give it a go again.
- Get a car on demand or pre-book up to three months in advance
- Average on demand pickup within 10 minutes in central London
- Fixed price when you book, no surcharges at peak times
- Pay with cash, credit/debit card, PayPal or an Addison Lee Priority Account
For more information or to get the app visit www.addisonlee.com.