Hail a taxi – right from your phone. Curb provides millions of rides per year with the tap of a button.
– Curb App Benefits –
Curb connects to more than 100,000 drivers in nearly every major metro area in the U.S. and is currently available nationwide including New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami and Washington, DC.
Ride your way, choosing from Taxis, Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicles, or the new Select* option. Simply enter your destination to receive Upfront Pricing** for all available vehicle options, choose your ride, and pay automatically once your trip is complete.
Curb works only with professional drivers. Every time you ride with Curb, you’ll ride with a fully licensed, insured driver.
There are 3 easy ways to ride using Curb:
Ride Now: Request a ride for immediate pickup
Ride Later: Schedule a ride for pickup up to 48 hours in advance
Pair & Pay: Hail a taxi on the street or at the airport and contactlessly pay from the app.
Give $5, Get $5!
Share your personal referral code with friends or have them scan your app QR code to give them $5 off their first ride. You’ll also get $5 once they book! Applicable on Curb booked trips only.
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Questions? Send your questions, feedback or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Select and additional Curb app services may vary by region. Check the app to see what is available in your city.
**Upfront Pricing fares are automatically calculated for your trip based on time and distance. They include an estimate of tolls and applicable government-mandated taxes/surcharges based on the estimated route. Any tip amount is applied at the end of the ride and is not included in the Upfront Pricing fare. The fare may be adjusted at the end of the trip for actual taxes/surcharges, tolls and tip incurred. Currently available in NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Miami and Las Vegas. In other cities, you will receive an estimate of the metered fare you will incur for the booked pickup and drop-off.
- Fixed an issue preventing use of Apple Pay for some riders
Ratings and Reviews
Perfectly good if you know what you’re signing up for
I use Curb pretty often both in NYC and Chicago. In NYC, it’s great for getting a cab from Manhattan back to Brooklyn (or around Manhattan), less so for calling a cab to the outer boroughs to begin with. It’s almost always much cheaper than Uber/Lyft, and it’s nice to support taxi cabs, but you do have to not be in a big rush. The cabs often take longer to get to you (unless you’re in a very dense area of Manhattan). But all the cab drivers I’ve been matched with through the app are very accommodating and kind, and often more flexible than Uber/Lyft on some things (e.g. seating 4 passengers in a normal-sized car). I’ve never had any payment problems. In Chicago, it’s a lot more hit and miss, but when it works it’s great! I got a cab to O’Hare from Hyde Park at $30 less than Uber/Lyft were charging. I just knew to expect a ~15 min wait so I planned accordingly. Tl;dr almost always cheaper than Uber/Lyft, but definitely longer wait times & more spotty availability; plan accordingly and you’ll be fine.
In NYC growing up, I never took yellow cabs because we knew they wouldn’t stop for us, or would refuse to drive us if we were going to Outer Boroughs, or would hike up meters on us. When ride apps got popular I was a huge fan, because drivers had to commit to the ride you requested to a static price you agreed to pay in advance. While Curb does manage to be cheaper than Uber or Lyft by a decent amount, the few times I’ve tried to use it on the past week have felt like dealing with yellow cab racism all over again.
These drivers will drop your ride if they see you going to brooklyn (my friend from the bronx has had the same problem), and twice now I’ve been on the phone with a driver using my work voice only for them to drive right past me and cancel when they physically see me. Twice now despite putting in my numbered address, drivers have followed the terrible Curb GPS, tried to drop me off in the wrong place late at night, and then argued with me about it. I’m coping w a back issue getting to and from work in Manhattan and trying to use this for the last two weeks has been depressing. Truly worth just sticking to Uber or Lyft, which obviously have their own problems in excess & ridiculous surges but with way less rider discrimination at the very least. At least I get in a car and get where I asked to go, which I think is the bare minimum to ask from a ride service.
Developer Response ,
We're sorry to hear of this driver's behavior. If you should wish to report an issue with a driver, please contact email@example.com. Our team can point you to the department that regulates drivers in your city.
Competitive price & fast pick-up, but usually wrong.
I am really enjoying the convenience of Curb. The app typically has lower prices than it competitors and the wait time is usually less than 5 minutes. There are a couple tweaks I would make on the app. Curb should give riders the option to enter a pick up location if the location pin is unable to catch the correct address. A lot of my drivers end up going to the opposite end of my block and then say the GPS had them picking up at that address. Along with pick-up confusion, drivers commonly want to confirm the address you are going to. The city I live in is huge, I cannot remember the address of every destination so I typically just type in the name of the establishment. The app will show an address when booking, but when you get in the car and your driver wants to confirm the address is no longer showing on the app. Those are just a couple aspects of the app that I think could improve for consumers convenience. I highly recommend using Curb to all my friends and will continue to use as long as it’s price stays competitive and the ride arrivals timely.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your review. The default pick-up location is based on GPS data sent from your phone. If this is not correct, you always have the option of entering your pick-up address manually during the booking process.
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- iPod touch
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