Using your mobile phone to pay for the bus, subway, train and more (with NFC)

Last updated: 20 March 2014

One of the first places we first experienced contactless technology was as a travel ticket to ride the bus, subway, tube, metro or whatever you call it in your neighborhood. In fact, Oyster cards in London have helped pave the way for the UK to be a hotbed for all types of contactless transactions especially in the run up to the Olympics. People love the fact that they don’t even need to get the card out of their bag to whizz through the turnstile or hop on the bus.

As you’ll see in the video clip below, one of the ideal applications for mobile NFC is transport ticketing with its need for speedy throughput. Don’t worry though you won’t be obliged to vault onto the bus before swiping your phone.