Now compatible with Transport for London's network of 8,600 buses and coming to London Underground, DLR and Overground this September
Mobile network operator, EE, today announced that customers can use their near field communication (NFC)-enabled mobile phone to pay for travel on the London bus network for the first time. Customers with Cash on Tap-enabled handsets can now benefit from simple mobile payments, without the need for an Oyster card or contactless debit card.
Contactless payment on London's buses is the first step in a wider roll out across the capital's transport network for EE, with Cash on Tap payments due to be accepted when Transport for London's contactless payment system goes live on the London Underground, DLR and Overground network from 16 September.
EE is the only network provider currently providing contactless mobile payments, and Cash on Tap will make paying on London buses faster and more practical than ever before.
The Cash on Tap service launched last year, and is due to be compatible with over 500,000 customers' handsets by the end of 2014.
There will be no added charges for using Cash on Tap to pay for travel, and both daily and weekly caps ensure customers won't pay a penny more than using an Oyster card. A bus fare costs