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Q: About the APPS to book taxis

Is there an app to book taxis in Shanghai which

- I can use not knowing written Chinese

- I can install on my Android phone

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4 years 28 weeks ago in  Transport & Travel - Shanghai

 
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Simple answer is no......

 

I use Didi Dache on my iPhone in Guangzhou & it is all in Chinese! How do I use it?

1) my wife has shown me which buttons to push

2) I search for my destination in pinyin BUT need to be able to read the destination choices in Chinese. My reading is getting better though! If I don't know the characters for my destination I use Apple Maps first to find it, then look at the characters & memorize them. 

 

Using this his app is definitely helping my reading!

 

One other thing to consider....if the taxi driver isn't sure of your exact pick-up location then they will phone you. So you also need to have some knowledge of spoken Chinese to deal with this. 

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Simple answer is no......

 

I use Didi Dache on my iPhone in Guangzhou & it is all in Chinese! How do I use it?

1) my wife has shown me which buttons to push

2) I search for my destination in pinyin BUT need to be able to read the destination choices in Chinese. My reading is getting better though! If I don't know the characters for my destination I use Apple Maps first to find it, then look at the characters & memorize them. 

 

Using this his app is definitely helping my reading!

 

One other thing to consider....if the taxi driver isn't sure of your exact pick-up location then they will phone you. So you also need to have some knowledge of spoken Chinese to deal with this. 

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Sorry, should have said...these apps are available for Android as well as iOS. 

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I recall reading somewhere recently, that Shanghai are banning the apps during rush hour.

 

Not sure about that. But I do recall it.

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