EE are really pushing forward with their NFC payment service they call ‘Cash on Tap’, and what might be one of the most exciting and most convenient services has just been added.
EE customers with the Cash on Tap service can now use this for the London Underground. DLR and Overground instead of cash or the more traditional now Oyster card.
Customers just have the app on their phone, tap the yellow circle and you have paid for your travel, no card needed, no ticket and no cash filling up your wallet.
EE had agreed to allow this to work on the London bus service a little while ago, and this new addition going underground now means customers can pay for their ticket on their phone, and when waiting for the train use the WiFi service available free of charge.
Here is the full press release we received today from EE
EE CONTACTLESS MOBILE PAYMENTS NOW AVAILABLE ON LONDON’S UNDERGROUND, DLR AND OVERGROUND NETWORKS
- EE’s Cash on Tap service is now compatible with Transport for London’s Underground, tram, DLR, Overground and National Rail services that accept Oyster
- The roll-out follows August’s launch of Cash on Tap payments on TfL’s bus network
- Cash on Tap enables EE customers to make fast and simple contactless payments on their mobile to get around the capital
- Monday to Sunday capping ensures customers will pay the best value fare for their contactless travel
Tuesday 16th September, 2014: EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced customers can now use their mobile phone to pay for travel on London Underground, tram, DLR, Overground and National Rail services that accept Oyster for the very first time.
The roll-out compliments the ability to make mobile payments with EE on London Buses introduced on August 4th. Customers with Cash on Tap enabled handsets can now benefit from the simplicity, convenience and security of mobile payments across the entire TfL network, without the need for an Oyster card or contactless debit card.
EE continues to work closely with TfL and MasterCard to make sure paying for the Tube is faster and more practical than ever before. Whether travelling on the tube, bus or both, customers will no longer need to queue to top-up an Oyster card, or rummage through a handbag at the barriers. Cash on Tap also removes the possibility of card clash – where gates may not open if customers have more than one contactless card in their purse or wallet
The Cash on Tap service was launched last year, and is due to be compatible with over 500,000 customers’ handsets by the end of the year. There will be no added charges for using Cash on Tap to pay for travel, and Monday to Sunday capping ensures customers will pay the best value fare for their contactless travel.
Pippa Dunn, Chief Consumer Marketing Officer, EE said: “The TfL network carries more than 30 million journeys around the capital every day, and contactless payments can help make these journeys easier and quicker for London’s residents and businesses. This is why EE has continued to work so closely with TfL and MasterCard to bring the ease and efficiency of contactless mobile payments to London’s Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and National Rail services that accept Oyster.
Launched in partnership with MasterCard, the Cash on Tap application is available for free via the Google Play store and compatible with a range of Android devices including the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One and Sony Xperia Z2. EE customers can already use their phone to pay in the likes of M&S, Pret A Manger, WHSmith, McDonald’s and Boots at over 300,000 locations across the country.
For more information, please visit www.ee.co.uk/cashontap.