Cabify is a company that offers private passenger transport through the free downloadable application on Android and iPhone (iOS) phones. The app is present in several states of Brazil, such as So Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Porto Alegre. For you to know more details of the platform, the TechTudo has prepared a list of highlights about rival Uber and 99.
In addition to the opportunity to tip the driver after the trip, check below what are the payment methods of the app and how fixed prices are applied when there is traffic for the route, for example. Also learn how the Cabify race cancellation rule works.
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1. Tip reward
Cabify recently announced the possibility for passengers to reward drivers who have done well during the trip. Tips vary between $ 1, $ 3 or $ 5 and the option displayed after the end of the course. Remember that you can only offer more money if the driver is rated five stars by the passenger. The new fully optional function, ie the customer can decide whether to tip the driver or not at the end of the race. The feature is available in all regions of Brazil where the application operates.
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Unlike other travel apps, such as Uber and 99, you can only travel through Cabify if you pay by credit card or Paypal. Although it seems disadvantageous, the method can offer greater safety for both the passenger and the driver. This is because, to travel in one of the application's cars, you need to enter your personal and card data which should make dangerous situations difficult during the race. On the other hand, the service also loses customers by not accepting money, which limits its use.
3. Does the fare price change according to traffic?
One of the great things about the travel app is that it maintains the value of the race even through congested traffic. Thus, if there is traffic jam during the course, the fare value remains the same as that stipulated in the application at the time the race was accepted. There is no change in price due to the period when the driver is stationary in traffic other than Uber, which adds an extra charge for the duration of the journey.
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4. Cancellation of races
The user has up to five minutes to cancel the race without paying the time counted from the moment the route was accepted by the app driver. After this period, Cabify charges a minimal fee on the next trip. The minimum cancellation cost is also assumed if the driver reaches the point of origin of his trip before the first five minutes have passed. The fare varies by region: in Belo Horizonte from R $ 7, in Porto Alegre from R $ 6.50, in Rio de Janeiro from R $ 8, in So Paulo from R $ 8, in Santos from R $ 7, in Curitiba of R $ 6, in Braslia of R $ 7,25 and, finally, in Campinas of R $ 7.
The Cabify driver registration process is one of the most demanding on the market. According to company rules, the applicant must be a professional as required by the Detran, which requests the observance of aptitude to exercise remunerated activity. Although it does not apply practical evidence, the company offers safety and conduct briefings. In addition, there is a criminal background check.
Another feature that can offer more security to the user is the possibility of knowing the driver before each trip. You can consult the name, license plate, phone number and photograph of the person who accepted the race. If there is a problem, interested parties can contact the professional at the mobile number on their own profile, as it works at Uber.
Similar to Uber, Cabify allows you to view the driver profile before the trip. Photo: Luciana Maline / TechTudo