However, if you still want to travel on the London Underground, DLR or the Overground, you will be able to pay your way with your phone via the EE Cash on Tap app. The contactless payments system will work when TfL launches it on September 16th, and you won’t pay any more than an Oyster user.
EE’S CONTACTLESS MOBILE PAYMENTS ACCEPTED ON LONDON’S UNDERGROUND, DLR AND OVERGROUND NETWORKS
· When Transport for London launches contactless payments on 16th September, EE customers will be able to travel across London’s Tube, DLR and Overground networks using their mobile phone to make payments
· The service will use EE’s Cash on Tap app, enabling fast and simple contactless payments to get around the capital
· Daily and weekly payment capping ensures customers won’t pay any more than using an Oyster card
Friday 25th July, 2014: EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced its customers will be able to travel on London’s Underground, DLR and Overground networks using their mobile phone when TfL’s contactless program launches on 16th September.
EE is the only UK network provider to offer a contactless payment service, and the extension of Cash on Tap to TfL’s transport network will mean no more queuing to top-up an Oyster card, or rummaging around a handbag first thing in the morning. Developed in partnership with MasterCard, Cash on Tap will also avoid the issue of card clash – where gates may not open if customers have more than one contactless card in their purse or wallet.
The service will use EE’s free Cash on Tap mobile contactless payment service app, which is due to be compatible with over 500,000 customers’ handsets this year. There will be no added charges for using Cash on Tap to pay for travel, and both daily and weekly caps ensure customers won’t pay a penny more than using an Oyster card.
Gerry McQuade, Chief Marketing Officer, EE said:
“Users of the world’s greatest tube network will shortly benefit from the latest in mobile payment technology, allowing them to use their phone to pay for their daily commute.
“As more and more people benefit from the simplicity, convenience and security that mobile contactless payments offer, it’s rapidly becoming clear that the days of the physical wallet are fast becoming numbered.”
Launched in partnership with MasterCard, the Cash on Tap app is available free via the Google Play store and compatible with a range of Android devices direct from EE, including the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One and Sony Xperia Z2. EE customers can already use their phone to pay in more than 300,000 shops across the country, including Marks & Spencer, McDonald’s, Caffè Nero, Pret A Manger and Greggs.
More information on Cash On Tap is available at ee.co.uk/cashontap