Pay with your phone

Posted on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 at 2:28 pm by Engine Communications

In some cites you no longer need to purchase tokens or a metro pass for public transportation. Visa has teamed up with Apple and Blackberry to create an application that will charge transit fares to your Visa by simply waving the enabled smart phone in front of a reader. The idea behind this is to creates faster movement through some of the worlds busiest transit terminals, and also be more convenient for the customer. This means no more line ups to buy tokens or tickets. Currently in North America it is being tested in New York City. I have no doubt that this trial will be a success. It really only takes one visit to New York’s Port Authority during rush hour to see that anything that could possibly speed up the process would be a welcomed change.

For more details check out this article.

– Sandra

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