EE has announced a new feature addition in its NFC-based payment service through which customers can now pay for travel on London's bus network. In addition to paying for bus fare, EE subscribers will be able to leverage the service to pay for fare on the London Underground, DLR and Overground starting September 16.

Launched last year, EE's Cash on Tap is a Mastercard-backed contactless mobile payment service that allows you to use your phone to pay for purchases up to £20 at over 300,000 outlets across the UK.

EE notes that there will be no added charges for using the Cash on Tap service to pay for bus fare, and that customers can enforce daily and weekly caps — at £4.40 and £20.20 respectively — to ensure they don't pay more than what they do with an Oyster card.

The service is currently supported on eleven 4G-enabled EE handsets, which include the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and Sony Xperia Z2. EE has mentioned that it is adding support for more devices in the coming months.

EE subscribers, would you be interested in using the mobile payment service in lieu of an Oyster card? What other features would you like to see added to the service? Share your thoughts in the comments.


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EE's 'Cash on Tap' payment service now lets you pay bus fare


Don't know about where you live, but buses in my neck of the woods accept cold hard cash only. No NFC readers of any kind. Presumably this is so easy in London because of the already in place readers for Oyster

Where I am (Stoke-on-Trent) the buses have NFC readers, I assume they'd be compatible with this.

I guess the other advantage to London is sheer size, you can guarantee people will use the service whereas an area like Stoke you'd probably be lucky to get fifty people who use it regularly.

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I guess it also has something to do with the launch of contact less cards soon on the tube. For a while now you have been able to use contactless debit cards for bus fares (you can't use cash anymore for any bus fares on tfl network). Soon the contactless debit card payments are going to be widened to tube, DLR, overground ect...

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Well I hope it works a lot better than there ee account app, that thing is like testing a beta of an app and being told ''you be lucky to get it to work at all'' in the disclaimer.

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It would be really nice if US transit authorities would implement this. I'm in Houston Texas and our transit system uses a tap card system, in not sure if it's NFC or RFID.

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