Grab Launches New GrabNow Service (Pay for Street Hailed Taxi Rides with Grab's App)

Received the following from Grab through an email:

You can now enjoy all the benefits of the Grab app, even when you flag a taxi. GrabNow lets you make cashless payments with no admin fees, while earning GrabRewards points for all your rides.

  • Fuss-free cashless payments via GrabPay (credit/debit card or GrabPay Credits)
  • No admin and booking fees
  • Earn GrabRewards points to redeem discounted Grab rides and other goodies
  • Enjoy exclusive GrabNow promotions

You are encouraged to enquire directly with the driver before your ride. Some GrabNow-enabled taxis will also have a decal placed on their car window as shown below.

Pair your phone with your driver's to enjoy all the benefits of Grab.

How to use:

  1. Ask your GrabTaxi driver if he/she accepts GrabNow
  2. Select 'Standard Taxi'
  3. Tap 'GRABNOW' and ask your driver to do the same
  4. Pair your app with your GrabTaxi driver by pressing 'CONNECT'
  5. 'CONFIRM' your driver, and be on your way!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I know which taxis are GrabNow enabled?
A: GrabNow will be launched to all taxi fleets (TransCab, SMRT taxis, SilverCab, SMRT taxis, SilverCab, PrimeTaxis, HDT, Comfort). Taxis with the GrabNow decal on their windows are available for GrabNow bookings. You are also encouraged to enquire directly with the driver before your ride.

Q: How do GrabNow fares compare to that of regular GrabTaxi fares?
A: A GrabNow ride will be charged the standard taxi metered fare. There is no booking fee.

Q: What happens when I can't pair with my driver?
A: You can pair using the driver's 6 digital code. Ask your driver about it.

Q: Do I need to enter my destination in the app?
A: It's optional because GrabNow rides are metered and will be charged according to the final distance travelled.

Q: Why don’t I see the GrabNow feature in my app?
A: Make sure you have the latest version of the Grab app installed.

Q: What are the available payment modes?
A: Like all Grab rides, we support payments via cash and GrabPay (credits/ debit cards and credits).

You can also get $1 off GrabNow rides with promo code GRABNOW between 7th August and 30th September.

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