Our Ticketer ETMs support Apple Pay’s Express Travel feature, which enables passengers to pay contactless using their iPhones or Apple Watch without needing to unlock the phone with Face ID, Touch ID or passcode.
This means passengers do not need to remove their face mask or gloves when purchasing or validating their ticket.
What is it?
Apple Pay uses the iPhone or Apple Watch NFC technology to communicate with Ticketer ETMs in order to either pay using a saved payment card or validate a saved travel card. Previously this required the user to unlock the phone or watch using Face ID, Touch ID or by entering a passcode. Apple’s update now allows the user to make travel payments without unlocking the phone.
Paying for a journey with Express Travel
For a passenger to use the Express Travel payment method on their iPhone or Apple Watch the device must be turned on but does not have to be connected to a network.
Full requirements and instructions for Apple Pay Express Travel can be found on Apple Support here – Use Express Travel with Apple Pay – Apple Support
Requirements for Passengers
For iPhone and Apple watch users to pay for journeys using Apple Pay Express Travel they must:
Requirements for Operators
ApplePay Express Travel can be used with all Ticketer ETMs that have a contactless reader installed. In order to enable Apple Pay Express Travel functionality on your Ticketer ETMs please contact Ticketer Support and we will help activate it on your existing Ticketer ETMs.
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