Discount Cab Makes It Easier Than Ever to Take Advantage of Free Ride Back with New iPhone App

Discount Cab provides options to area residents and tourists to access the safest, cleanest and greenest transportation in the Southwest.

Phoenix, AZ, March 18, 2012 --( Just in time for events such as Spring Training and St. Patrick’s Day, Discount Cab is proud to announce the launch of both its new iPhone app and its newly redesigned reloadable gift cards, making it even easier to take advantage of the company’s renowned Free Ride Back program. Now more than ever, Discount Cab provides options to area residents and tourists to access the safest, cleanest and greenest transportation in the Southwest.

To provide safe transportation for bar and restaurant goers, Discount Cab will continue offering its Free Ride Back program in 2012, a program that the company inaugurated over 12 years ago. Designed to keep inebriated patrons off the roads, this philanthropic program costs Discount Cab an average of $77,500 in free rides per year - a price that the company is happy to pay to do its part in keeping area residents safe. Discount Cab has driver standards that exceed industry standards and go above that which is required by law, making the Free Ride Back program a great way to avoid the dangers associated with driving under the influence.

To take advantage of the Free Ride Back program, bar and restaurant patrons need simply to call 602-200-2000 in Phoenix, or 520-200-2000 in Tucson, and specify they want a ride and a “Free Ride Back” to their car the next morning. Discount Cab gives the patron a code, which they give to the driver the next morning for the ride back to their car. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, for one day only, Discount Cab’s new iPhone app can be used not just to get a cab, but to get a Free Ride Back, as well.

The Discount Cab iPhone app has a GPS locator, giving patrons the ability to confirm their exact location and schedule a time for pickup. It’s that simple—no picking up the phone to dial or sending a text, just tap the app, confirm your location and voila: you have hailed a cab. And don’t forget the newly redesigned and reloadable Discount Cab gift cards. Giving one of these tells friends and loved ones that you care about them.

About Discount Cab

Founded in 1984, Discount Cab is one of the largest cab companies in the Southwest, with a fleet of nearly 800 cabs. Discount Cab operates in Phoenix, and Tucson, Arizona with service coming soon to Salt Lake City, Utah. Discount Cab adheres to the core principles of transparency, honesty, integrity, environmental consideration and innovation, which ensure they are the company people call whenever they need a ride. Discount Cab operates with respect for its employees, its contractors, the environment, the community and, most importantly, its passengers. Discount Cab provides mobility/wheelchair-accommodating and eco-friendly transportation (over 80% of its fleet is made up of the highly fuel-efficient Prius). Discount Cab received the 2009 “Taxicab Large Fleet Operator of the Year” award from the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA). For more information on Discount Cab, please visit Find @Discount_Cab on Twitter and on Facebook at
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Charles Clarkson