EE contactless mobile payments now available on London’s Underground, DLR and Overground networks

  • EE’s Cash on Tap service is now compatible with Transport for London’s Underground, tram, DLR, Overground and National Rail services that accept Oyster
  • The roll-out follows August’s launch of Cash on Tap payments on TfL’s bus network
  • Cash on Tap enables EE customers to make fast and simple contactless payments on their mobile to get around the capital
  • Monday to Sunday capping ensures customers will pay the best value fare for their contactless travel

Tuesday 16th September, 2014: EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced customers can now use their mobile phone to pay for travel on London Underground, tram, DLR, Overground and National Rail services that accept Oyster for the very first time.

The roll-out compliments the ability to make mobile payments with EE on London Buses introduced on August 4th. Customers with Cash on Tap enabled handsets can now benefit from the simplicity, convenience and security of mobile payments across the entire TfL network, without the need for an Oyster card or contactless debit card. 

EE continues to work closely with TfL and MasterCard to make sure paying for the Tube is faster and more practical than ever before. Whether travelling on the tube, bus or both, customers will no longer need to queue to top-up an Oyster card, or rummage through a handbag at the barriers. Cash on Tap also removes the possibility of card clash – where gates may not open if customers have more than one contactless card in their purse or wallet

The Cash on Tap service was launched last year, and is due to be compatible with over 500,000 customers’ handsets by the end of the year. There will be no added charges for using Cash on Tap to pay for travel, and Monday to Sunday capping ensures customers will pay the best value fare for their contactless travel.

Pippa Dunn, Chief Consumer Marketing Officer, EE said: “The TfL network carries more than 30 million journeys  around the capital every day, and contactless payments can help make these journeys easier and quicker for London’s residents and businesses. This is why EE has continued to work so closely with TfL and MasterCard to bring the ease and efficiency of contactless mobile payments to London’s Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and National Rail services that accept Oyster.

Launched in partnership with MasterCard, the Cash on Tap application is available for free via the Google Play store and compatible with a range of Android devices including the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One and Sony Xperia Z2. EE customers can already use their phone to pay in the likes of M&S, Pret A Manger, WHSmith, McDonald’s and Boots at over 300,000 locations across the country.

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About EE

EE is the largest and most advanced digital communications company in Britain, delivering mobile and fixed communications services to consumers, businesses, government and the wholesale market. EE has approximately 15,000 employees and 520 retail stores, and serves more than 30 million customers across its mobile, fixed and wholesale businesses.

EE runs the UK's biggest, fastest and most reliable mobile network, pioneering the UK's first superfast 4G mobile service in October 2012. EE's 4G coverage today reaches more than 70% of the UK population. EE’s 2G coverage reaches 99% of the population while 3G reaches 98%. EE's superfast fibre broadband service covers 54% of the UK population, and ADSL broadband service covers 98.7% of the population.

In the last few years, EE has received extensive independent recognition including being ranked the UK's best overall network by RootMetrics®, Best network at the 2014 Mobile News Awards, Fastest Network at the 2013 uSwitch Awards, Best Network at the 2013 Mobile Choice Consumer Awards and What Mobile Awards, Network Innovation at the 2013 Recombu awards and Best Network for Business at the 2013 Mobile Industry awards.

Cash on Tap

Cash on Tap is issued by PrePay Technologies Limited pursuant to license by MasterCard® International Incorporated. Cash on Tap is an electronic money product. PrePay Technologies Limited is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for the issuance of electronic money (FRN 900010). MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks and PayPass and Tap & Go™ are trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.

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