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Apple Pay Comes to New York City's MTA Transit This Friday

Apple Pay is coming to New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority on May 31, reports TechCrunch. The rollout means people will be able to use ‌Apple Pay‌ with the new tap-to-pay fare system on the buses in Staten Island and the 4, 5, and 6 subway lines between Grand Central Station in Manhattan and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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To use ‌Apple Pay‌ on the MTA transit, you'll need an iPhone 6s or SE or later, and have the latest version of iOS (12.3) and watchOS (5.2.1) installed. After you've registered a credit or debit card, you can then take advantage of the new Express Transit NFC feature, which allows you to tap your iPhone or Apple Watch against the fare reader to pay and go.

The system is currently limited to single-ride passes, so users of daily, weekly, or monthly passes aren't able to use ‌Apple Pay‌ yet. However, additional fare options are due to introduced by late 2020, when the MTA expects to have rolled out ‌Apple Pay‌ on all subway lines and buses, according to TechCrunch.

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20 weeks ago

Congratulations, NewYork City!

Welcome to London in 2003!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyster_card


they had Apple Pay in London in 2003?
Rating: 20 Votes
20 weeks ago

Do people find waving their phones around in a public place like this safe?

Ridiculous.
This is waving:
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People use their phones in public all the time, sometimes while crossing the street.

I've wondered how many people will accidentally lose their grip on it and send it flying...

Most likely the same amount that lose it flying simply to check an app or make a phone call.
Rating: 16 Votes
20 weeks ago

Do people find waving their phones around in a public place like this safe?

I've wondered how many people will accidentally lose their grip on it and send it flying...


literally everyone walks through the turnstiles with their phone in their hand.
Rating: 12 Votes
20 weeks ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/05/29/apple-pay-new-york-city-transit-this-friday/')


Apple Pay is coming to New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority on May 31, reports TechCrunch ('https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/29/nyc-subway-riders-will-be-able-to-swipe-in-with-apple-pay-starting-friday/?guccounter=1'). The rollout means people will be able to use Apple Pay with the new tap-to-pay fare system on the buses in Staten Island and the 4, 5, and 6 subway lines between Grand Central Station in Manhattan and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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The system is currently limited to single-ride passes, so users of daily, weekly, or monthly passes aren't able to use Apple Pay yet. However, additional fare options are due to introduced by late 2020, when the MTA expects to have rolled out Apple Pay on all subway lines and buses, according to TechCrunch.

Article Link: Apple Pay Comes to New York City's MTA Transit This Friday ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/05/29/apple-pay-new-york-city-transit-this-friday/')


Congratulations, NewYork City!

Welcome to London in 2003!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyster_card
Rating: 11 Votes
20 weeks ago

Except a lot of people who use these stations don't even pay and then get so arrogant when caught and confronted.


Oh really? How often do you ride the NYC Subway?
Rating: 4 Votes
20 weeks ago

Congratulations, NewYork City!

Welcome to London in 2003!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyster_card



Seriously, you are making a comment criticizing NYC's mass transit from DALLAS, TEXAS???!!!
Rating: 4 Votes
20 weeks ago
YEAH BABY, YEAH
Rating: 4 Votes
20 weeks ago

"...people will be able to use Apple Pay with the new tap-to-pay fare system on the buses in Staten Island and the 4, 5, and 6 subway lines between Grand Central Station in Manhattan and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center in Brooklyn."

This should be clarified more - seems like you don't specially need to be RIDING the 4, 5 or 6 train. Anywhere there is ACCESS to the 4, 5 & 6 lines that has the reader you can use your phone to pay and ride any line that happens to be at that station.

Not clear what your're getting at.
If you enter the 4,5 or 6 line north of Grand Central or south east of Barclays, it reads to me that there will be no tap-to-pay readers.
For example the 4, 5 and 6 lines have terminals ending in the Bronx (and Brooklyn).
So for example if you enter the transit system in the Bronx (or south east of Barclays in Brooklyn) sounds like you still need a Metrocard.
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Congratulations, NewYork City!

Welcome to London in 2003!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyster_card

I read this as:

2003: Osyter Card similar to Metro card:
A standard Oyster card is a blue credit-card-sized ('https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO/IEC_7810') stored-value ('https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stored-value_card') contactless smartcard ('https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contactless_smartcard') that can hold single tickets, period tickets and travel permits, which must be added to the card before travel. Passengers touch it on an electronic reader when entering and leaving the transport system in order to validate it or deduct funds. Cards may be "topped-up" by recurring payment authority ('https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_order_(banking)'), by online purchase ('https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_shopping'), at credit card ('https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit_card') terminals or by cash ('https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cash'), the last two methods at stations or ticket offices
2014: Ostyer card simlar to Apple Pay?:
Since 2014, the use of Oyster cards has been supplemented by contactless credit and debit cards as part of TfL's "Future Ticketing Programme".

Perhaps you could explain further your 2003 reference.
Rating: 3 Votes
20 weeks ago

Laughs in London and the entire state of NSW.


Vancouver’s TransLink has had Apple Pay support on their trains, buses, and seabus for a couple of years now.


That's only three years after London...


Years after Chicago as well.

Here ya'll, have a cookie :p:D
Rating: 3 Votes
20 weeks ago
Perfect! You can get onto the worst transportation system in the world in a frictionless fashion!
Rating: 3 Votes

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