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£5 Off Your Taxi Fare

And more ways Mantax can cut your cab costs

Published on February 2nd 2015.

£5 Off Your Taxi Fare


MANTAX, Manchester’s largest fleet of taxi cabs, is offering Confidential readers £5 off a taxi fare. To get it, just download the Mantax App to your smartphone. It takes seconds and costs nothing.

You can book a Mantax cab to collect you from anywhere in Greater Manchester, be it your home, your workplace, your gym

And once you’ve got the Mantax App, not only do you get your free fiver, but taxi booking, travelling, and paying suddenly becomes a whole lot faster and simpler. The app lets you book a taxi instantly by saving your favourite journeys and locations and your payment details. It hails the nearest cab for you, so no fruitless search in the rain. And it lets you track your taxi’s progress to you on a map, taking away that ‘are-they-coming, are-they-not’ uncertainty.

It’s a much better way to get a black cab than waiting at a taxi rank, where some cabs may not be GPS-tracked or accountable to a particular firm.

But why does accountability matter for a ten minute taxi trip? It’s invaluable if you leave something on the back seat – your phone for example – and need to trace the cab that took you home. And it means there’s no risk of over-charging. Mantax GPS-track where their drivers go and what they charge so they’re always within the regulations set by Manchester City Council.

Mantax suggest using your app even if you’re at a taxi rank – one of those cabs in the queue will likely be a Mantax vehicle, ready to whisk you home.

There’s a few myths about black cabs that Mantax would like to put straight.

Firstly that black cabs are a lot more expensive than private hire. In fact, the difference is small, and they can actually be cheaper than private hire taxis before 10pm.

And, as we all know, there’s room for more passengers in a black cab. If there’s five or six of you travelling, you can all hop in one Mantax taxi rather than paying for two private hire taxis.

Their fixed rate fares – such as £20 to the airport from Manchester city centre and £24 to the airport from MediaCity – can also save you money. You just need to request them when you book. To get a fixed fare to other destinations, call their call centre on 0161 230 3333 for a quote.

Second taxi myth – that they can only be hailed on the street. You can book a Mantax taxi to collect you from anywhere in Greater Manchester, be it your home, your workplace, your gym. Mantax has over 300 vehicles, so they’ll get a car to you fast.

Start by getting your free £5 taxi credit by downloading the Mantax App.

To book a Mantax taxi call 0161 230 3333, use the Mantax App, or use their taxi web booker.

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