New app turns your smartphone into a top up machine for EZ-Link cards
Land Transport Authority-owned EZ-Link has launched an app that turns your smartphone into a mobile machine that tops up the value of your EZ-link card.
Touted to be the world's first, the My EZ-Link Mobile app automates payment by charging to a user-designated Visa and MasterCard debit or credit card. Users must first enter personal and payment details into the app before they can tap their EZ-Link card on the smartphone to top up.
The app works only on smartphones that are near field communications (NFC) enabled. NFC is a wireless transmission technology that allows mobile payment.
With this, commuters need not visit ATMs or EZ-Link machines anymore. The smartphone payment option adds to existing fuss-free Giro and automatic stored-value reload options tied to the POSB ATM card and most credit cards.
The My EZ-Link Mobile app can only be downloaded from the Google Play store and will only work with compatible NFC-enabled Android phones. iOS devices are not supported. Supported phones include:
- Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 with LTE
- Samsung Galaxy Express
- Samsung S III
- Samsung Galaxy Note II with LTE
- Samsung Galaxy S4 with LTE
- Sony Xperia Z Ultra
- Sony Xperia Z
- LG G2
- LG Optimus G