Fijian Taxi Drivers have interesting sideline – Selling Pre-Paid Mobile Cards for Digicel

Why haven’t taxicab drivers in Barbados thought of this? Taxis selling top-up mobile cards for tourists and locals that use cabs; they’re more likely to have pre-paid cells…

Over in Fiji, the drivers DID think of such an innovation and it seems one of their Government departments wants to put an end to it. The reason it seems, is that now taxis want to use the cards as an alternative to giving back change –

There is no law preventing taxi drivers from selling Digicel Recharge cards, says Fiji Taxi Union General Secretary Rishi Ram.

Ram told Fijilive that selling of Digicel recharge cards was the individual taxi driver?s private business and the FTU would not take any responsibility for it.

?It?s a business deal between Digicel and an individual,? he stressed.

He said drivers must not force their passengers to buy recharge cards instead of giving back their change.

Ram?s comments come after 23-year-old Ana Waqalevu of Vatuwaqa lodged a complaint over an incident where a taxi driver insisted that she take a Digicel recharge card instead of her $5 change.

?I had to argue with the driver before he handed me my change,? she said.

Ram said he was not aware of such an incident but if people were facing these problems they should note the registration number of the taxi and lodge a formal complaint.

?The FTU will surely look into this matter,? he said.

No comments could be obtained from the Digicel Pacific Marketing Director Niamh Byrne.

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