No more losing your EZ-Link card, because you don’t need them anymore
Finally, you can now use your mobile phones to pay for trains and buses. Using the new Near Field Communication (NFC) SIM card — available at M1 today, Starhub from Saturday and Singtel in late April — travellers do not need their EZ-Link cards anymore, unless their phones run flat of course. The SIM card costs an additional $37.45 for activation fees by the various telcos.
According to the EZ-Link press release, users need to turn on the NFC function on their mobile phones to make payments and top up the purse, as they would with an EZ-link card. Users can also check their EZ-link purse balance, transaction history, and top-up value using the EZ-Link mobile application.
The new SIM card will allow mobile devices to be used for payments on MRT, LRT and public buses, as well as at more than 30,000 EZ-link acceptance points across the island.
Phones compatible with the NFC SIM card
The compatible NFC-enabled mobile phones include:
Unfortunately, The NFC SIM is not compatible with the iPhone for now.
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