A few days ago after shopping in the Central Mall I thought I'd try out one of the new Pattaya taxis (same as Bangkok taxis). They have this large illuminated sign on the roof with the words 'Meter Taxi' on them and as I'm climbing in the cab the driver says, "No meter". I said I want meter and he repeated, "No meter". Taking the pi@@ or what. I got out of the cab and jump on my favoured form of Pattaya transport, a motor-cyke taxi.
Looks like the new taxis are for tourists not residents.