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M1 customers now get to enjoy contactless transit payments with NFC transit SIM cards, available at M1 Shops from 29 March 2016. Use supported handsets to pay for MRT, LRT and bus rides, as well as at retail transactions
M1 and EZ-Link today announced that M1 mobile customers will be the first in Singapore to be able to conveniently pay for their MRT, LRT and public bus rides with just a tap of their handsets.
Starting today, M1 customers will be able to change their SIM cards to the NFC transit SIM at any M1 Shop outlet. When the new SIM card is inserted into a supported handset such as the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+, the Samsung Galaxy S7 4G+ and the Sony Xperia Z5, it will enable the user to make payment for MRT, LRT, and bus rides.
The NFC transit SIM is a next generation, full-service NFC (near field communication) SIM which can be used for public transport, as well as at more than 30,000 ez-link acceptance points islandwide including shopping, retail, food & beverage and taxis payments.
It is also integrated with the M1 Prepaid MasterCard, which allows users to top up M1’s prepaid mobile M Card or make purchases at merchants that accept MasterCard Paypass. This would truly make the NFC transit SIM an all-in-one product which allows users to make payments for public transit and pay for everyday purchases.
The NFC transit SIM card will cost S$37.45 (including GST).
As a launch promotion, the service activation fee of S$9.10 (including GST) will also be waived for customers signing up from tomorrow until 30 April 2016, while NFC transit SIM card stocks last.
List of NFC-enabled mobile phone models that supports the EZ-Link NFC SIM as of 28 March
- LG Optimus G
- LG Optimus G Pro
- Samsung GALAXY ACE 3 With LTE
- Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+
- Samsung GALAXY Note Edge 4G+
- Samsung GALAXY S III
- Samsung GALAXY S III LTE
- Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+
- Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ 4G+
- Samsung Galaxy S7 4G+
- Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 4G+
- Sony Xperia Z
- Sony Xperia Z2
- Sony Xperia Z3
- Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
- Sony Xperia Z5
- Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
- Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
For more info, visit www.ezlinknfc.com