Some 200 KPN and Vodafone users are taking part in tests to pay for public transport by swiping their mobile phone, broadcaster Nos says on Monday.
The testers’ phones have a special simcard which allows them to swipe their phones at the current public transport check-in readers. ‘We’ve been doing experiments but this is the first time we’ve involved consumers,’ Vodafone spokesman Geert Apeldoorn said.
If the three-month tests are successful, they will be expanded next year. Passengers will be able to track their travel movements via a special app.
Meanwhile, ING bank customers with an Android phone which supports ‘near field communication’ are now able to make contact-less payments in shops via mobile phone.
Rabobank introduced a similar function earlier this year, although it does not support all Android phones.
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