This page was updated on 5th October 2022.
We regret to inform you that, much like many other businesses, we are no longer able to absorb the additional increasing costs of developing, running and maintaining the Cabbie’s Mate apps. Therefore, we have no other option but to increase all new and renewal annual subscriptions by 10% with effect from the 1st of November 2022. We appreciate your understanding and loyalty.
As of July 2016, the Android Cabbie's Mate app has been an annual subscription-based app.
Cabbie’s Mate Android app requires Android 8 and above.
You can unsubscribe anytime but the app will stop working at the end of the paid period.
Android Cabbie’s Mate App is linked to the Google Navigation map, you can switch between the A-Z map and the Google navigation map. Data is required for the navigation to work, but no data is required for the A-Z to work as long as there is a sim inside a device (Data is required to load TFL disruption information on the A-Z map. If you don't wish to use your data or are low on data, this function should be disabled in settings).
Your device needs to have at least 3GB of free space and be connected to secure Wi-Fi at home for map download. If you have maps installed but are updating your maps, your device must have at least 3GB of free space for the updates to download and override the old maps.
Cabbie's Mate apps and maps can now be downloaded via 4G/5G or mobile Wi-Fi. If you don't have unlimited data or are worried about data usage, please download it at home or disable your Mobile Data option on your device settings.
We have two options:
Both options receive two map updates a year, in Spring and Autumn.
Two map updates and one poi update a year. POI is updated in spring/April together with the map update.
This works out 63 pence a week, which we believe it's value for money for what you are getting.
The premium option comes with a 30-day free trial period when subscribed. If you don't wish to move on to paid subscription, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the trial expiry date.
Two map updates and 4 Poi updates a year. We release POI updates in January, April, July and October.
Knowledge functions (adding and exporting your own POIs, creating a list of points you need to visit, auto plotting, linking them on the map with a multiple cotton line and exporting your list).
More functions will be added to the premium option in the future.
Most customers have selected the premium option.
Updates will come to your phone automatically when released.
Subscription automatically renews annually unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal. Payment will be charged to your Google Play account at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
You can have the subscription app on a maximum of two devices (two Androids or two iOS or one of each) at a time as long as you are using the same Google Play ID the App purchased with.
Non-Subscription Android Cabbie's Mate app customers can use their app on their current devices without any problem. However, if they delete the app, change, update their phone or perform a factory reset, they will not be able to reinstall the app and maps back since it had to be removed to make place for the new Android Cabbie's Mate app. This app is no longer compatible with our new system.
You can view or purchase the Cabbie’s Mate app from the Google Play Store link below:
Cabbie's Mate App @ Play Store