Wireless glitch cause taxi credit card outage

File of a New York City cab (AP Photo)

January 25, 2013 9:17:22 AM PST
A brutal glitch in credit card processing is adding up to big money lost for thousands of yellow cab drivers.

The glitch in the taxis' wireless communications devices developed Wednesday.

Operators worked to restore service to the cabs by late Thursday.

The problem kept customers in about half of the city's cabs from using their credit or debit cards to pay their fares.

Cabbies who rent their taxis by the day found themselves unable to earn any money that way.

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