do new york cabs take cred cards

Old Apr 10th, 2007, 12:01 PM
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do new york cabs take cred cards

I"m wondering.
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Old Apr 10th, 2007, 12:12 PM
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More and more I see taxis in NYC that DO take them. I have no idea what the percentage of credit card accepting taxis might be these days.
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Old Apr 10th, 2007, 01:26 PM
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I was there in mid Feb and none took CCs (nor pesos).
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Old Apr 10th, 2007, 01:38 PM
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Both the taxi I took from LGA to midtown and the one I took back to LGA had the credit card symbols and the "we accept" on the glass partition.
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Even if you see the CC symbol, many of the machines are miraculously "broken" if you try to use one. I would take cash with you. Don't count on allowing them to take a card.
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Old Apr 10th, 2007, 05:03 PM
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There was a test of this - with a few cabs equipped to take cards - and it was very unpopular (with the drivers). So - assume that they won't.

If you want to use CC to/fro ariports call a car service - they all take CC. It doesn;t really make sense around town - when a ride may be $8 - $10 or so.
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Old Apr 10th, 2007, 08:56 PM
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Just a word of advice--one of the few times I used a credit card for a cab was after I'd had a knee replacement about a month previously. Since I hadn't been out and about much, I'd charged almost nothing on this card.

Two days after my taxi ride, someone tried to charge $2500 worth of electronics on my card.

I didn't say anything to the cab company, but I really think the driver tried to use my card number.
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