The City of Toronto granted Hailo Taxi its license back in August of last year, making it the first ever app-based taxi company to get licensed in Canada, with service up and running a month later.
Since then we’ve seen Hailo Taxi give away $1 million dollars worth of fares alongside Molson Coors for safe holiday transportation and on the 26th of this month it celebrated its first full year of operation in Toronto. The company tells us Hailo drivers and passengers have travelled enough kilometres in Toronto to cross Canada almost 11 times combined. Below are some other notable stats:
- The average pickup time with a Hailo taxi is now under 4 minutes, which represents an improvement of over 300% compared to traditional phone dispatch systems.
- The average time to complete payment (via the customer’s on-file credit card) at the end of a trip with Hailo is 8 seconds, compared to between 2 and 5 minutes for traditional taxi payment methods.
- Over 92% of all taxi trips are completed when using the Hailo app compared to less than 60% by traditional phone based taxi brokerages – meaning the driver and passenger find each other quickly and easily and get on their way.
Hailo also has a contest where fans can enter to win $250 worth of Hailo taxi credits and $50 additional prizes of $15 credits by doing the following:
To enter, Hailo fans can share a birthday wish on Twitter, including @HailoToronto in the tweet, or by liking, commenting on or sharing the company’s birthday post on Facebook. Entries must be received before 11:59pm on Sunday, September 29. Winners will be drawn on the morning of Monday, September 30.
Enter to Win $50 Worth of Hailo Credit from iPhoneinCanada.ca
You read that correctly folks. We’ve managed to snag a separate prize of $50 Hailo credits for iPhoneinCanada.ca readers because we’re awesome like that and love y’all. This one’s easy to enter–just answer the question below in the comments:
Where will you be travelling to with your $50 Hailo Taxi credit?
The contest ends on Thursday, October 3 at 11:59PM PDT. Hailo Taxi will pick a random winner and we’ll announce it on this post by Friday or the weekend. Good luck!
Update: Congrats to our winner ‘bspence88’. Email us at tips AT iphoneincanada.ca to claim your prize!