Yekaterinburg with built-in NFC service in the public transport

POSTED BY on May 31 under Mobile & Web News

The city of Yekaterinburg is now with a built-in NFC and SIM + antenna add-ons that work with every standard mobile phone and it will provide the customers the ability to store metro, tram and bus tickets on their handsets.

Megafon, the Russian mobile network operator has launched the technology in the fourth largest city in Russia.

The travelers can make use of the NFC system either via NFC-enabled mobile phone or with a SIM + antenna service that works with every standard mobile phone.

Then the customers will be able to use the handset to access the city’s public transportation network, including trolley buses, trams, metro and buses – 1,600 vehicles in total.

The passes and tickets of the new service are purchased in advance and delivered directly to the customer’s mobile device. The data and the security information about the ticket is stored directly in the SIM card.

In several weeks the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) menu will be added to Android application which is in the final stage of the its development.


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