October 21st, 2008 MobileFreak
I was interested to look into this mobile website that reports to provide a list of local cabs based on the metro area selected. In fact, here’s the text from their about page:
Taxicab.mobi allows you to search for a taxi or minicab service from your mobile phone.
You can get the name, address & telephone number of reputable cab services from almost all areas of the United Kingdom, USA & Canada. Just click the telephone number to call.
Technically, the site does indeed take you to a page that displays that information. So they are not lying. However, they do nothing to ensure that the listing is up to date, or that the cab services are, in their words, “reputable”. That’s because they forward the user off of their site altogether to a Google search results page.
So unless you like to view ads, their is very little, if any, value to this site. To get the exact same results, an alternative is to go to Google Local search for mobile, and search for the phrase “local taxis cityname”.
Go check it out for yourself and tell me if I’m crazy.
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