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All French taxis now obliged to accept cards

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As of October 2nd, all taxis in France are obliged to accept Visa and MasterCard. There are two reasons for this -- to serve the customers better and to prevent tax evasion on the part of the drivers. Therefore, the government encourages people to pay by card rather than paying cash, which also prevents drivers from saying that they have no change.

Naturally, some taxi drivers are still not accepting cards for a variety of invented reasons: "I'm still waiting for delivery of my machine." "All of the suppliers are out of stock." "I don't know how to use the terminal." This should fade away rather quickly, because many well equipped independent drivers have said that they are getting more business, even if they are 5th or 10th in line at a taxi stand, because customers can choose any taxi that they prefer, so if the first taxi says it cannot accept cards, all you have to do is call out to the others and ask if they will take a payment by card.

All of the big taxi companies like G7, Taxis Bleus, etc. have accepted cards for years already, but G7 has made a press release saying that if any G7 taxi makes you pay cash to ask for a receipt and G7 will refund your money. And then they will charge the taxi driver for the same amount.

Okay, this is fine for all of the big cities, but I recommend having cash on you when you take a train to those small towns that have just one or two taxis waiting in front of the station. You never know.

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