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#228964 31-Jan-2018 22:17
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Does anyone know of Uber alternatives in NZ, maybe even locally based?
If you know of them, have you used them? How do they compare price & service wise?

 

  • Zoomy (first one I heard of operating in NZ, even before Uber) Also seems like HTTP only.
  • TakeMe
  • Ezygo

Are you maybe even a driver of one of these services?





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  #1949790 1-Feb-2018 02:53
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I use Zoomy where possible and their drivers prefer the service over Uber.

 

Typically prices are very similar to Uber, but it supports local businesses.





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  #1949795 1-Feb-2018 07:12
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Not 100% sure where they operate and have never used them but Chariot is another one  http://www.getchariot.com/ 





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  #1949808 1-Feb-2018 08:00
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scuwp:

 

Not 100% sure where they operate and have never used them but Chariot is another one  http://www.getchariot.com/ 

 

 

 

 

Q. Where can I get a ride to?

 

A. Currently, we’re just launching in the Wellington and Palmerston North regions.

 

The following kinds of rides are facilitated by Chariot:

 

  • Intercity / long-haul trips (i.e. Palmerston North to Wellington)
  • Commuting (i.e. recurring trips to works, uni or school)
  • Inner city / short-haul, one-off trips (i.e. from/to event, shopping, a night out)




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  #1949821 1-Feb-2018 08:36
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IcI:

 

Does anyone know of Uber alternatives in NZ, maybe even locally based?
If you know of them, have you used them? How do they compare price & service wise?

 

  • Zoomy (first one I heard of operating in NZ, even before Uber) Also seems like HTTP only.
  • TakeMe
  • Ezygo

Are you maybe even a driver of one of these services?

 



OHPEC are an Auckland-based service that only use Tesla cars. I've used them a couple of times and it was really good. They have an app for Apple and Android. It works much like Uber. Priving was a bit higher, but the cars are *awesome* - glass-roofed Tesla Model X. Nothing else like it in 'Taxi-world'. 

But......the owner announced today - like 2 hours ago - he's closing down after February 14th as they aren't getting enough business. From what I could see, he lacked the capital to be anything other than an instant success.......

I used the service a couple of times. Pre-booking was risky at $3 / minute if the traffic went sideways.....but the Uber-style casual service was very reasonable. 





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  #1950303 1-Feb-2018 20:26
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That's unfortunate. First time I've heard of it.

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  #1950307 1-Feb-2018 20:32
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Work gave me a taxi card... they're an Uber alternative.




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  #1950376 1-Feb-2018 22:27
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openmedia: I use Zoomy where possible and their drivers prefer the service over Uber ... 
Thanks. I'll have to give them a try. I do have to wonder why their sign-up page is over HTTP only.





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  #1950378 1-Feb-2018 22:28
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scuwp: Not 100% sure where they operate and have never used them but Chariot is another one  http://www.getchariot.com/ 
Good to hear that there are local alternative. Can't try them out unfortunately.





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Linuxluver: ... But......the owner announced today - like 2 hours ago - he's closing down ...
That is unfortunate. We need the competition. I've seen his Teslas parked in town but never any advertising.





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  #1950380 1-Feb-2018 22:30
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timmmay: Work gave me a taxi card... they're an Uber alternative.
Not the alternative I was looking for. Thx anyway.





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