Londoners with EE’s Cash on Tap NFC wallet on their phones can now pay for buses by simply tapping their phone on Oyster readers when they jump on board.
EE officially announced the move yesterday, with fares costing exactly the same as if you used your Oyster card or contactless payment card. That means a single journey costs £1.45, daily fares are capped at £4.40 and Monday-Sunday bus travel clocking in at no more than £20.20.
The mobile network is due to roll out Cash on Tap to Tube, DLR and London Overground services from September 16th, when contactless payment will also start to play nice across the entire TfL network. Contactless payments have been available on buses since December 2012.
Only customers who have a 4G monthly plan and a phone with NFC can utilise EE’s Cash on Tap.
Compatible devices include the HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5. Recent rumours have suggested the iPhone 6 may have NFC built in, suggesting Apple’s next-gen handset could also be used to pay for travel in the capital.