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Submission + - SPAM: A Discussion regarding Taxi Insurance Cover

mooemteon32 writes: Virtually every city includes a taxi business. Not every person knows how to navigate the streets. Therefore, taxi will always be a booming business no matter where you are. How do they start with this business? Can you do it too?

Before starting a taxi business, it is important to learn more about taxi insurance coverage. It becomes complicated because you also need to consider your passengers. Because those traveling in a taxi need insurance, your coverage should be comprehensive. Besides coverage for your own sake, you should also consider those who will be riding in your taxi.

What to expect from your taxi insurance? Here are some things you should consider.

1. Expect Additional Expenses

Maybe you have a car so you already know the first thing about getting insured. Maybe you also know how much it would take to insure a car. However, taxi insurance is more costly compared to that of a private car because you also need to include insurance for those riding in your taxi. Unlike a personal car, a taxi may be in operation for more than eighteen hours a day. This means you should also set a budget for potential breakdowns and repairs.

Choose an insurance package that is reasonably priced. You can always ask a broker to negotiate a good price for you. Brokers can get you an inexpensive deal, and they also offer advice on different aspects of insurance. But don't let your broker decide which insurance packages to buy. Always have the last say. Remember, a brokerÃÂÂ(TM)s advice may be sound but they also have vested interest in whatever you purchase. Save the extras for later and stick with the things you need now

2. Legal Expenses Coverage

Although highly unlikely, your taxi company may be involved in a lawsuit. If legal action is taken by the passenger, the insurance company carries the burden of liability for paying the legal expenses.

3. Get Wider Coverage Insurance

If possible, get a comprehensive insurance policy for your taxi. This type of insurance covers theft or carjacking incidents. Any type of damage will also be covered, including those that are partly the fault of the driver.

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Comment Voda or T-Mobile (Score 2, Interesting) 153

T-Mobile have hotspots all over the place (cafe's, hotels, etc) and at €29 for a month's access (pre-paid, sign up online at any hot spot) you can't beat the price. If you are absolutely certain that no wifi is available where you're going then the previous posters advice of visiting a Vodafone or T-Mobile shop when you land is spot on - both have very good networks in Germany. You can't beat the price of buying local when you arrive! Vodafone USB stick without contract: T-Mobile:

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