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Posted at 3:06 PM ET, 12/10/2010

Heineken promotes taxi app for holidays

By Christy Goodman

If you have been drinking, don't drive. Instead, use the free Taxi Magic app from your iPhone, Android, Blackberry or Palm Pre to catch a cab.

That is the message being delivered by Heineken USA this holiday season.

The app, from Alexandria-based Taxi Magic, can be downloaded at and has been around for three years and books yellow cabs through the application, by SMS text messaging to TMAGIC or online at

Taxi magic will give updates on car bookings, arrival times, your route, estimates fares and can tell you the taxi number or driver's name.

Standard fares still apply, but the app does offer a credit card payment option.

The service applies to cab fares in the District and Alexandria, and in Montgomery, Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

By Christy Goodman  | December 10, 2010; 3:06 PM ET
Categories:  District, Montgomery County, Northern Virginia, Traffic Safety  
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