Modern myki miracle: Android users give thumbs up to mobile payment trial
It has all the makings of a public transport miracle: a rollout of new myki technology that isn’t plagued by huge problems. At least not yet.
Commuters taking part in a smartphone myki payment trial have given the beta test a cautious thumbs up, heaping praise on the convenience of topping up remotely and the system’s decent touch-on speed.
Android users started using their mobile phones to pay for fares on Victoria’s trains, buses and trams after Public Transport Victoria invited 4000 people to take part in the test-run last month.
There is still work to be done to ensure everyone can benefit: iPhone users remain locked out of the trial with the state government yet to announce a deal with Apple to allow access to its cardless technology.
But those who have been accepted into the trial are pleased with the technology’s performance so far, despite the odd hiccup.
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