EZ-Link, the company behind the contactless stored value ticket for use on MRT, LRT and buses in Singapore, announced “My EZ-Link Mobile”, the company’s first mobile application allowing top up services to a physical stored value card using NFC technology.
The new service is an extension of the current EZ-Online service to a mobile platform by allowing NFC smart phone users to transform their phones into a personal top up device for all EZ-Link issued cards.
My EZ-Link Mobile enables users to manage up to 10 EZ-Link cards and perform functions like top ups, view card details and card transaction history. To top up, just select the desired value and tap the card to the back of any NFC enabled smart phone. There’s a small transaction fee, but that’s waived for MasterCard holders until May 2014.
The app is available now on the Google Play Store, and once downloaded, users will only need to register their personal details, the EZ-Link cards and a credit card to make payment. Only certain NFC enabled handsets are compatible at the moment, from LG, Samsung and Sony. The company is working to get more handsets certified.