EEs Contractless Mobile Payments Coming to Londons Train Networks

cash on tapEE has revealed that its customers will be able to travel on Londons Underground, DLR and Overground networks using their mobile phone when TfLs contactless program launches on 16 September.

EE will be the only UK network provider to offer the contactless payment service, with the extension of EEs Cash on Tap app to TfLs transport network eliminating the need for customers to queue to top-up Oyster cards, or struggle to find their cards during the morning commute.

The Cash on Tap app, which was developed in partnership with MasterCard, will also help avoid the issue of card clash, where gates dont open if customers have more than one contactless card in their purse or wallet.

“As more and more people benefit from the simplicity, convenience and security that mobile contactless payments offer, its rapidly becoming clear that the days of the physical wallet are fast becoming numbered,” said Gerry McQuade, chief marketing officer for EE.

EEs Cash on Tap mobile contactless payment app is due to be compatible with over 500,000 customers handsets this year, and can be used in more than 300,000 across the country, including Marks & Spencer, McDonalds, Pret A Manger and Greggs.