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August 5, 2014

EE launches contactless mobile payment for London Buses

EE has partnered with MasterCard to launch the new service.

By CBR Staff Writer

UK-based mobile operator EE has announced a new service which will allow Android users to pay through their phone to travel on the London bus network.

EE subscribers can use its NFC-based app Cash on Tap service to make payment through the mobile app.

The service is aimed at making contactless mobile payment faster and more convenient, enabling users to make payment by touching their Android phones to a terminal in the bus.

The Cash on Tap service was launched in 2013 and the introduction of the new system eliminates the need of using contactless debit card or Oyster cards.

The company ensures that customers will not be charged any extra amount for the service and the rates will be similar to Oyster.

EE Chief Consumer Marketing Officer Pippa Dunn said: "More people use London’s buses than all the other bus services across the country combined, so the need for speedy and simple payment solutions is paramount."

"That’s why we’ve been working hard to bring our contactless mobile payments service, Cash on Tap, to TFL’s network – removing the need for customers to queue for a ticket, or hunt through their pockets and bags to find the right card."

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Travelers using London Underground, DLR and Overground can use Cash on Tap service from 16th September.

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