London’s commuters can now top up their travel cards by smartphone

New TfL app enables passengers to top up their Oyster card ‘on the go’ — Transport for London — “The new app, which was designed by TfL and developed by Cubic Transportation Systems, is free to download via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and enables customers to use their smartphone to quickly add pay-as-you-go credit or Travelcards to their Oyster card. These can then be added after 30 minutes by simply touching the Oyster card on the yellow card reader at any Tube or rail station, tram stop or River Bus pier as part of a journey.”






London Underground to accept NFC payments

A London Underground tube train passes through a station

Users of mobile network operator EE’s Cash on Tap NFC payments service will be able to use their mobile phone to pay for travel on the London Underground, Docklands Light Railway and London Overground services from 16 September, when Transport for London (TfL) introduces the ability for passengers to pay for travel using contactless cards... More




Westfield London shopping centre gets NFC

A digital pod promotes Rizzle Kicks at Westfield London

The Westfield London shopping centre is giving shoppers the opportunity to access and download content, enter competitions and win prizes by tapping their NFC smartphones against digital pods supplied by outdoor media company CBS Outdoor UK... More








NFC news in brief • 24 Jan 2011

Oyster card

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: MasterCard wins Oyster deal • PayPal nears 100m accounts • Proxama buys Hypertag • Palm tablets to include NFC? • Contactless grows in the UK • NTT Docomo, KT and China Mobile tie up. More


NFC news in brief • 18 Oct 2010

London tube map (perspective)

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Mass transit aims for contactless standard • O2’s location-based ads • Mobile barcode usage up 700% • RF-SIM supplier set for IPO • Proximity advertising to net $6bn in 2015 • UK leads US in coupon interest • and more… More





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