How Halton Taxis Stay Connected With Autocab

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The key to a successful taxi and private hire company is getting drivers to the correct locations on time. Late arrivals result in unhappy customers and unnecessary delays reduce a taxi’s earning time. The M2M Taxi SIM from M2M Data Connect Ltd provides a simple, cost-effective and feature-rich alternative to PMR (Private Mobile Radio) based solutions. 

We are finding that more and more taxi and private hire firms are turning to cell-based dispatch systems for the greater functionality and efficiency they provide.

Using a cell-based service, taxi firms can now make their dispatch system more central to their workflow, as a result, helping them to work more efficiently and offer better service to their customers.

These cell-based service dispatch systems come with a range of features, enabling firms to allocate fares, keep track of driver locations and organize their workflow in a more efficient, cost-effective way. However, they are dependant on reliable mobile data connectivity to their drivers. As a result, data-only SIM cards are now essential for the smooth running of most taxis and private hire firms. 

But what if your taxi business in an area with poor mobile coverage? What happens when taxi drivers can’t get their jobs dispatched if they can’t get a mobile signal?

The Solution

M2M Taxi SIMs has many case studies that illustrate the benefits of it’s strongest signal SIM. For example, Halton Taxis established for over 50 years. Halton Taxi uses Autocab to dispatch jobs to its fleet of 130 cars. Above all, they depend on excellent mobile coverage to get jobs dispatched on time, every time.

Halton Taxis is Widnes’ longest established and best known private hire taxi company. For over 50 years Halton Taxis has operated a fleet of hackney cars and cabs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The front door has never closed and the phone lines have never been unmanned. When you phone for a Taxi the booking details are dispatched automatically to the nearest vehicle to you for faster service.

Steve Bond, director of Halton Taxis said, “We are always thinking of ways to improve and stay at the forefront of new technology, regularly upgrading our system to bring you new benefits. Keeping our taxi drivers connected at all times with dispatch jobs is mission-critical, as a result, we commenced dialogue with M2M Taxi SIMs.”

In today’s climate, taxi and private hire companies simply can’t afford any downtime, due to mobile coverage issues and network downtime. Getting drivers to the correct locations on time is the key to success.

Steve Bond continues, “we recently changed over to a new PDA system using data SIMs. M2M Taxi SIMs supplied strongest signal data SIMs at a competitive price. Even more importantly they helped us set up everything.”

The director of M2M Taxi SIMs, Richard Clayton said, “Having studied the taxi and private hire firm situation, we developed our strongest signal SIMs with several value-added bolt-ons to deliver a tailored solution. We worked hard to build a solution that incorporated resilience, and uptime of coverage as mission-critical. A series of trials subsequently took place with very pleasing results.”

Appointing M2M Taxi SIMs as their preferred mobile network solution provider Halton Taxis installed the strongest signal SIMs to its fleet of 130 cars. As a result, keeping taxis connected, wherever their taxi drivers may happen to be.

M2M Taxi SIMs from M2M Data Connect Ltd is a GSM service that has been designed specifically for use in taxi dispatch systems. It’s a simple managed service that provides all the data functionality required for any taxi dispatch systems. M2M Taxi SIMs offers a range of bespoke packages to ensure that customers pay only for the data they require, providing them with guaranteed network access for the life of the system regardless of how much or how little data is sent.

Security and theft issues are similarly mitigated with a managed M2M service. M2M Taxi SIMs can easily be locked down to ensure that they can only be used for outgoing calls to pre-defined numbers or data downloads. With its WatchDog alerts, mobile data is monitored and capped to stop excessive unforeseen bills. M2M Taxi SIMs customers can call on a dedicated support team who understand the requirements of the taxi dispatch systems and can offer practical assistance.

Steve Bond, director of Halton Taxis, “Now if we have a question they are always at the end of the phone. We would highly recommend them. Thank you.”

M2M Taxi SIM cards have been designed and built to survive tough conditions, withstanding extreme temperature and movement. As a result, they are more reliable and last longer than the standard mobile SIM.

They give you access to fast and secure connectivity, along with global connectivity. M2M SIMs are not fixed to one mobile network, which means they stay connected the strongest signal using the latest roaming SIM technology.

Commercial benefits include the flexibility to share data across all devices. As a result, SIMs don’t need individual plans for each SIM card.

The business benefits of the M2M SIM includes complete control over your SIM estate via an IoT platform. You can Management your SIM activations and deactivations. And even track data usage and SIM activity in real-time.

Unlike many traditional standard SIMs, M2M SIMs tend to on a contract, not a “pay as you go” basis. And the data packages are tailored to meet the specific needs of the M2M applications.

About M2M Taxi SIMs

M2M TAXI SIMs offer a range of world-class network services which include EE, Vodafone, 02 and JT open roaming multi-network data sims, voice and data; bulk SMS and consultancy. Choose your network choose your plan choose your Taxi PDA phone and leave the rest to us.

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