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Last November, a new taxi hailing app called Hailo was launched in Chicago. Already Hailo is the world's largest and fastest growing taxi app with Chicago, Boston, Toronto, London, Dublin under their belts--New York launching on February 19th and Tokyo, Barcelona, Madrid in the pipeline after that. In total there are 22 cities the app will be available in when Hailo is through with the initial push to market by the end of 2013.
In New York, there are already 8,000 drivers signed up and Chicago has 2,400 drivers as of January 31. The network is continually growing, and to keep up with the booming binders of drivers, the Hailo Chicago fleet has partnered with T-Mobile to offer free hotspots for all cabbies who want one. Within its first week of launching, the T-Mobile plan has made dozens of cabs wireless with more being added every day. This means, as a passenger (or even a tourist who doesn't want to pay for data), you'll be able to work on your tablet or laptop, upload files and not have to worry about AT&Ts service outages or sky-high data rates.
· New Taxi App Launches Today; Happy Hailoday, Everybody! [Hailo]
· Hailo Chicago [Official Site]