EE NFC handsets compatible with London buses

UK carrier EE this week enabled its own flavour of NFC, dubbed Cash on Tap, for London’s bus network, allowing customers to use their phone in lieu of an Oyster card or contactless debit card. Users will need an EE handset and an NFC-capable SIM.

London Underground trials wifi

London Underground has teamed up with BT Openzone in a six-month trial of wifi at Charing Cross tube station. The trial will include live Transport for London (TfL) service updates available to all. O2, Tesco Mobile, Vodafone and Orange users can also use the BT Openzone network.

NFC handsets coming to London Underground

London Underground users are expected to be able to use mobile handsets as electronic train tickets in the very near future, as Transport for London (Tfl) and handset partner Nokia prepare to go commercial with a Near Field Communication (NFC) device. An NFC handset would incorporate the Oyster ‘swipe card’ used by millions of Londoners […]


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