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Old Jul 26th 2009, 7:38 am
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I have been told that you can now book a taxi via RTA using an automated telephone response system where, so long as you want the taxi almost straightaway, they will come to you without your exact location having to be disclosed. How do they do that?
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I have been told that you can now book a taxi via RTA using an automated telephone response system where, so long as you want the taxi almost straightaway, they will come to you without your exact location having to be disclosed. How do they do that?
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I have been told that you can now book a taxi via RTA using an automated telephone response system where, so long as you want the taxi almost straightaway, they will come to you without your exact location having to be disclosed. How do they do that?
Only if you are using an Etisalat Blackberry
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Old Jul 26th 2009, 8:09 am
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I have been told that you can now book a taxi via RTA using an automated telephone response system where, so long as you want the taxi almost straightaway, they will come to you without your exact location having to be disclosed. How do they do that?
eh?

You've alwaysbeen able to do this, just ring up, give them your details and now all I do is call, press a few buttons and its there pretty sharpish.
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Old Jul 26th 2009, 8:23 am
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eh?

You've alwaysbeen able to do this, just ring up, give them your details and now all I do is call, press a few buttons and its there pretty sharpish.
err exactly.

I sometimes wonder what its like living on planet lionheart
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err exactly.

I sometimes wonder what its like living on planet lionheart
read his post again, it says you don't disclose your location
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read his post again, it says you don't disclose your location
no you don't tell them anything.
You dial dubai taxis then the auto voice tells you to press 2 for english then it says, " please press 1 for an immediate taxi, press 2 to order 1 for later, press 3..blah blah"
When you press 1 it says "we have your address registered and the 1st available taxi will be sent..thank you for calling ..blah blah"
Not a word is spoken by you
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Only works if they have you in their database. New customers need to speak to a service agent, then never again!
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Only works if they have you in their database. New customers need to speak to a service agent, then never again!
But I understand you can call them from anywhere and they will come without knowing your location, not necessarily from your home. Some sort of satellite navigational facility? Its creepy.
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err exactly. I sometimes wonder what its like living on planet lionheart
You and Spugsy can be as thick as two short planks sometimes. Try again!
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But I understand you can call them from anywhere and they will come without knowing your location, not necessarily from your home. Some sort of satellite navigational facility? Its creepy.
Nope, when you call the call centre, they will confirm that they have your location based on the landline number you use. Simple really.
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Nope, when you call the call centre, they will confirm that they have your location based on the landline number you use. Simple really.
Wrong again. There is nobody speaking on the end of the phone so how do they confirm anything? The call is tracked to where you are phoning from. Its a new development so my boss tells me.
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Wrong again. There is nobody speaking on the end of the phone so how do they confirm anything? The call is tracked to where you are phoning from. Its a new development so my boss tells me.
Because it's an automated system that confirms they have your location on file.

I give up!
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Because it's an automated system that confirms they have your location on file.

I give up!
what LH is saying is that if I ring them now from my mobile they would know where I am without me telling them!
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what LH is saying is that if I ring them now from my mobile they would know where I am without me telling them!
hahaha, try it...

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