Touch ‘n Go’s radio-frequency identification (RFID) system has received a lot of mixed reactions so far. It’s never easy to completely revamp a system that a lot of people have been using, especially if it meant throwing out everything they already invested in to make a fresh switch.
But while it’s easy to be blinded by this, and internet rage, the thing I was more curious about was the technology. Does it work? Is it better than SmartTAG? Is this really our future? After testing it out, here’s what I think.
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This is it. The future of digital payments is finally here. Well, actually, the future of digital payments is still in the future, but the good news is that the pilot programme for the future of digital payments is finally here.
I am, of course, talking about the thing that’s on everyone’s lips these days when they talk about Touch ‘n Go (TNG): The RFID payment system. However, even though there’s so much chatter around this new toll payment system, there is just as much confusion surrounding it.
So, today, we’re going to try and cut through all that, and give you everything you need to know about TNG’s brand new RFID system.
Are you planning on going out this coming Merdeka Day? If you are, you can enjoy 100% cashback for your LRT rides by using the Touch ‘n Go eWallet app.
Touch ‘n Go has just updated its e-wallet app with a refreshed user interface and you can also add in your physical Touch ‘n Go card. If you own multiple cards, you can keep track of your current card balances in a single app.
Just recently Touch ‘n Go had introduced QR Transit. It’s a new feature which allows you to pay for your LRT rides with just your smartphone. If you’ve been following our site, you would probably know that we’re not impressed with the Touch ‘n Go mobile app. Can QR Transit turn things around? Read on to find out.
The physical Touch ‘n Go card has been the defacto choice for commuters. You don’t have to queue up to buy tokens and you get to enjoy the lower cashless fare.
Soon, you’ll be able to pay for your train rides with your smartphone as Touch ‘n Go is rolling out a new feature starting this week.
In a bid to encourage usage of its mobile wallet, Touch ‘n Go is now offering 10% cashback when you pay for utility bills on your smartphone. The Touch ‘n Go app is a QR-code based mobile wallet and it’s a separate system from their physical cards.
A few days ago, Touch N Go had introduced its mobile app which lets you reload your physical Touch N Go card. This is a feature which many users have been waiting for. Imagine being able to top up your card at any time and at anywhere with your smartphone.
However, for those who have tried it, it turns out that the reload function isn’t as convenient as it seems. With complaints pouring in, Touch N Go has suspended this reload channel until further notice.
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UPDATE: Touch N Go suspends their mobile reload feature. Here’s their full statement.
Reloading a Touch N Go (TNG) card has always been a pain in the butt. While the introduction of those TNG terminals in shopping malls is a nice touch, it’s still super inconvenient that you can’t just reload online or through an app.
That is, until now. We discovered recently that TNG released a new app that allows you to reload your card right from your smartphone. But, this is Touch N Go we’re talking about, so of course there’s some silly, confounding catch that makes things a whole lot more inconvenient than it should be. In fact, it’s so unnecessarily complex that it almost plays itself out like the three stages in a magic trick.
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