Turkcell Adds Public Transport to its Mobile Wallet

Turkcell has integrated its mobile wallet with travel card Urfakart, bringing mobile payment to public transport in Turkey for the first time.

Passengers in the Sanliurfa province can top up their card using the Turkcell Wallet app, available on Android and iOS, using a debit or credit card or through direct-to-bill payments – and users with NFC-enabled phones can make contactless payments. The app also enables users to check their current card balance.

 “We are leading the way in terms of mobile communication technologies that are not only reshaping the world but also changing the way of doing business in sectors such as transportation, finance, education and health,” said Turkcell general manager Sureyya Ciliv. “Turkcell Wallet, which we introduced in October 2012, is currently on the mobile phones of 1.2m people. 

“The Turkcell Wallet public transportation system is a first in Turkey and we hope that the 207 public transportation vehicles in Sanliurfa will set an example for other provinces to follow in the near future”.


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