Victorians flock to Google Pay myki alternative
The number of Victorian commuters using Google Pay for public transport is nearing 100,000, just 11 weeks into the state’s new cardless myki scheme.
The virtual equivalent of the physical myki smartcard, dubbed mobile myki, was introduced in late March following a series of tests that began with an industry-based test group of users last year.
It allows commuters to top up a myki and tap on and off at all existing myki gates and readers across Melbourne and regional Victoria using NFC technology on Android smartphone and Google Pay.
Less than two weeks ago the government put the number of users “topping up and touching on using mobile myki” at more than 50,000.
But on Wednesday, the government said that figure had now climbed to almost 100,000, with around 1000 mobile myki’s activated per day since launch.
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