Whisk - Ride Service
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Looking for your driver? If he's on the way just download Whisk, and we'll auto-magically synch up with your ride in progress for rides from any of the top corporate limo and black car services.
Whisk lets New Yorkers instantly find rides or schedule trips from your phone. For work rides, we'll automatically connect to your company's preferred providers. For personal rides, we'll eliminate the hassle of finding a taxi while maintaining comparable yellow cab prices.
No need to fumble with cash or cards. Your work rides are billed just as they are today. Your personal rides will be charged to a card securely saved via the app.
Relax and enjoy the best new way to get around or in-and-out of New York City!
What's New in Version 1.49.0
- Password-free login: Securely sign in with just your mobile #.
- More corporate support: Instantly loads your account with any of the top Whisk providers.
- Hello, corporate America - your work rides just got a lot snappier. Request a ride, and your preferred vendor will Whisk you away to your destination.
Easy and affordable
This is a nice app. It's easy to use and uncluttered. I first used it late 2012, and it has really improved since then. There are way more cars in Manhattan, and the app looks great too. And the rides are still cheap.
I'd give it 5 stars if not for some missing things that are in other apps. There's no price estimate, and you don't know how long until driver gets there, only the distance.
Also one time I had a problem with a coupon, but their customer service helped me quickly.
UPDATE on 3/20: It's improved further. I was in New York a couple of weeks ago, and they had tons of cars in Lower Manhattan and Midtown. They've added a time estimate to the app but still no price estimate. Still 4 stars for now!
UPDATE: Actually now it shows the ETA… yay!
UPDATE: There is some kind of reservations feature now. Used it for airport pickup at JFK.
No cars in downtown NYC
Tried to use this app several times but have not once seen an available car in downtown NYC. Uber is a much better and reliable option.
Driver never showed up for reservation to airport. Never received phone number to contact him or company despite confirmation email .