- May 24, 2004
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1. Double press on your power button.
3. Tap on reader
3. Tap on reader
Do i have to tap on the reader, and then press power button twice and verified by face ID in order to pass through the gantry?
We were on FeLiCa (NFC-F) with the previous generation EZ-Link, but we have moved away due to the need to develop our own CEPAS standards (NFC-B) to merge with CashCard system used in ERP and to support the switch to DBTF.As per our members reply.
1) Double click on the power button if you are using iPhone with Face ID authentication. Double click on home button for iPhone 5,6,7 and 8 and authenticate with your finger print. You can authenticate slightly earlier before reaching the gantry or bus exit. Don’t do too early. Don’t authenticate only when you reach the gantry it takes 1 second to authenticate and another second to read your phone reader.
2) Once it’s authentic, rest the top part of your phone on the reader which is the grey area (not on the reader screen as I have seen people doing that!).
3) You will see a short message on the reader screen and you will hear a short beep on both your phone and EZ Link reader.
Sounds a bit complicated at first but once you get the hang of it, it’s easy. When ABT officially launch, I will register with my Apple Watch 4 as it’s more sensitive to the reader. Plus no need authentication with Apple Watch! At the moment EZLink cards are still the best to use as the reader technology blends well with the card. Until Transit Link Company are able to learn Japan Suica technology, we still have some catching up. Suica works flawlessly when I was in Tokyo. Topping up was easy. Going thru the gantry was a breeze. Everything was easy! Singapore companies just isn’t talking to each other. So that’s why there are so many kinds of cards and made it hard for the commuters.
We were on FeLiCa (NFC-F) with the previous generation EZ-Link, but we have moved away due to the need to develop our own CEPAS standards (NFC-B) to merge with CashCard system used in ERP and to support the switch to DBTF.
There is hope however, as there is news that EasyCard in Taiwan (MiFARE over NFC-B) might support Apple Pay in the future. In the nearer term, Octopus is rumoured to end its exclusive tie-up with Samsung Pay soon and open its wallet services to Apple Pay very soon.
Significance is in proving the concept that it works technicallyHope for what? Supporting MIFARE standards doesn't mean CEPAS will be compatible, and it's already taking such a huge amount of time for LTA to support EMV acceptance from mobile devices, I cannot imagine how many generations of phones will have to be released before anything concrete will happen with mobile phone manufacturers to fully incorporate EZ Link and its backend systems.
And from where did you find out that CEPAS is NFC-B? I've been searching for more details about CEPAS but can't seem to find it anywhere.
Just tap using the top half of your phone if you using iPhone. It doesn’t work when you try to tap the middle part of the phone. The sensor of the phone is at top part. I have only 1 failure out of 50 tries. Me using iPhone X first gen.
Hiya, cannot test liao! SMRT & SbsTransit totally turn off the system liao. Yes it’s probably good news that trial period is finally over. As usual tune on quietly and turn off quietly so they don’t get public backlash.most of us in this thread know about this (iphone nfc at top edge) already, so this is not the prob.
during early days of mobile ABT trial, the readers are terrible - tap iphone (top part) or watch nicely and steadily, the mrt readers gave red light (card error or unknown error). repeatedly tap on the same reader still get red light, until u change to another mrt gantry then can get green light. while some bus readers got no response at all.
the experience was terrible so all of us stop using mobile ABT until now.
but from ur experience, seems like the readers can read iphone and watch smoothly now... i will wait for public launch then only try again to confirm that they have fixed the stability issue.
Hiya, cannot test liao! SMRT & SbsTransit totally turn off the system liao. Yes it’s probably good news that trial period is finally over. As usual tune on quietly and turn off quietly so they don’t get public backlash.
I just hope they will launch soon as I am hoping for the new Apple Warch 4 will be far more responsive.
Yes, it should be.
Btw, can try using Apple Pay to tap in from now on, even before 4 April. Of course, during off-peak period lah.
Hmm, you mean too many records?I just switched to using my POSB EVERYDAY n applied for auto top up via the ezlink
Used to use ABT but is hard to trace records if u using 1 credit card too frequently
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Part of the SimplyGo framework by TransitLink, announced in the MOT COS debate today.