New features: Support for special rates, suggested routes & sample flat rates

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TaxiFareFinder now offers three additional features to help you with estimating your fares.

1) Special Rates
We now calculate your city’s special rates, such as peak-hour surcharges and night/weekend rates. This information is displayed below your fare estimates.

2) Sample flat rates
We now display sample and common flat rate structure for various cities.  This information often differs between taxi companies, so this information is for reference only.  Please inquire your driver at the beginning of the trip to confirm the rates.

3) Suggested Routes
There may be more than one way to get to your destination.  To equip you with options, we decided to show you multiple suggested routes that you can select from.  We will base our recommendation on whether the route is shortest, fastest, or cheapest, but, in the end, it’s up to you!

We always welcome your feedback. Please let us know!

TFF Staff

Is “Taxi” the most common word in the world?

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Here at TaxiFareFinder, we receive many comments regarding how the word, “taxi”, is the most common word amongst the most languages.  We had no reason to doubt this claim; however we took it upon ourselves to do a bit of research.  Here’s what we found out.

We used Google Translate to translate “taxi”, and out of 64 languages, it looks like twenty-two use “taxi” and eight “taksi.”  Wait a minute…should we consider “taxi” and “taksi” the same? Are we comparing the spelling or the sound?

Of course, the problem with this research is that in many languages (or in the country they are spoken in), they may all phonetically be “taxi”.  It is also possible that colloquially, these countries use “taxi” or “TAXI”, but the translator may not indicate this.

So, our conclusion, we are proud to say, is INCONCLUSIVE!

Afrikaans: taxi
Albanian: taksi
Arabic: سيارة أجرة
Armenian: տաքսի
Azerbaijani: taksi
Basque: taxi
Belarusian: таксі
Bengali: ট্যাক্সি
Bulgarian: такси
Catalan: taxi
Chinese (Simplified): 出租车
Chinese (Traditional): 出租車
Croatian: taksi
Czech: taxi
Danish: taxa
Dutch: taxi
English: taxi
Estonian: takso
Filipino: taxi
Finish: taksi
French: de taxi
Galician: taxi
Georgian: ტაქსის
German: Taxi
Greek: ταξί
Gujarati: ભાડાની મોટરમાં જવું
Haitian Creole: taksi
Hebrew: מונית
Hindi: टैक्सी
Hungarian: taxi
Icelandic: Taxi
Indonesian: taksi
Irish: tacsaí
Italian: taxi
Japanese: タクシー
Kannada: ಬಾಡಿಗೆ ಮೋಟಾರು ಕಾರು
Korean: 택시
Latin: taxi
Latvian: taksometrs
Lithuanian: taksi
Macedonian: такси
Malay: teksi
Maltese: tat-taxi
Norwegian: Drosje
Persian: تاکسی
Polish: taxi
Portuguese: táxi
Romanian: taxi
Russian: такси
Serbian: такси
Slovak: taxi
Slovernian: taxi
Spanish: taxi
Swahili: teksi
Swedish: taxi
Tamil: டாக்சி
Telugu: టాక్సీ
Thai: รถแท็กซี่
Turkish: taksi
Ukrainian: таксі
Urdu: ٹیکسی
Vietnamese: taxi
Welsh: tacsi
Yiddish: טאַקסי

Recommended by Frommer’s and Insiders’ Guide

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If you are an avid traveler, you may have seen TaxiFareFinder in your guidebooks.  TaxiFareFinder is recommended by reputable and trusted guidebooks such as Frommer’s and Insider’s Guide.  Thank you, TFF fans for recommending our website!

Frommer’s recommends to its readers! Frommer’s is a travel guidebook series and one of the bestselling travel guides in America. They now endorse TaxiFareFinder for your travels in the USA.

Insiders’ Guide recommends to its readers. Insiders’ Guide publishes hundreds of guidebooks for cities around the nation. It’s known for each guide being “written by a local (and the true insider)”.

TaxiFareFinder iPhone App

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To our iPhone yielding fans,

Did you know that TaxiFareFinder has an iPhone app?   With its innovative and user-friendly interface, looking up a taxi fare is easier than ever.

It’s fast, it’s mobile, and it finds taxis on the go.  …and did we mention it’s free?

Click here for app website –

TFF Staff

International Cities – Now on TFF

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Around the world in 60 days!

From now until the end of 2011, TFF will be releasing 30+ cities across the globe. We will release new cities every week, so come check out our progress on our home page and the World Map.

New cities this week
– Paris, France
– Sydney, Australia
– Madrid, Spain
– Rome, Italy
– Buenos Aires, Argentina
– Mexico City, Mexico
– Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

TFF Staff

The Autumn of New Features

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As many of you have noticed, we have greatly enhanced TaxiFareFinder over the summer.  We have improved the look & feel, added various new cities, and introduced features such as AutoComplete for easier address entry, Permalink to share your estimates, social network buttons, iPhone app in iTunes store, and this Newsroom page.

We also improved what’s under-the-hood by upgrading our mapping/routing engine and ramping up on our server capacity!

We hope you are enjoying the new features, improved performance, and better accuracy.  We’d love to hear your feedback about these, so feel free to contact us!

TFF Staff

Welcome to TFF Newsroom & Blog!

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Welcome to our new Newsroom & Blog page.   Thanks to your support, (TFF) is now the trusted source for millions of taxi riders.  As the TFF community continues to grow, we wanted an effective way to communicate and share information with you.  Please check back often, and further become a part of our community.

…and again, thank you, TFF fans for all of your support.

TFF Staff