Grab is a free smartphone application which enables Asian users to reserve taxis, care and even bicycles. According to the founders, they offer the widest selection of qualified drivers in Southeast Asia. Formerly known as GrabTaxi, this system accepts payments in cash, by credit card or even via common e-wallets such as PayPal. Multiple languages are spoken and this could be an excellent choice for those who are new to the region or who desire reliable private transportation options.
Main Uses and Features
Grab offers a very intuitive user interface, so no previous experience will be required. After users register for a free account, a built-in algorithm will detect their location. They can then simply choose their intended destination and confirm their driver. Unlike some other packages, a unique GPS addition allows clients to track the progress of the driver as they are waiting to be picked up.
Other Unique Options
All costs are estimated before the reservation is confirmed, so there will be very few surprises during one's journey. The newest version (4.22.0) has addressed many previous bugs and glitches. The type of vehicle can be chosen with a single click and an electronic receipt is provided as soon as the service is confirmed.