After attending the launch of the world’s first Near Field Communication [NFC] mobile application [app] for EZ-Link card top-ups at Ion Sky, we are definitely contemplating to switch over to an Android smartphone that has NFC capabilities.
VIPs for the event gathered to celebrate the launch of My EZ-Link Mobile App
After all, we believe that NFC will be quite a big hit with the consumers sooner or later as technology gets more advanced. It is a real pity that Apple hasn’t jump onto the NFC bandwagon yet.
So what’s the My EZ-Link Mobile app all about?
My EZ-Link Mobile is an official mobile app developed by EZ-Link Pte Ltd and it is the only mobile app that provides top up of EZ-Link cards via a NFC-enabled mobile phone. Yes you read it right, you can now top up your EZ-Link card with compatible NFC-enabled mobile phones. With My EZ-Link Mobile app, you don’t have to queue to top up your EZ-Link card at the ATM machines and the Top Up Terminal Points located at the bus interchange and train stations anymore!
Although the maximum amount that can be stored in your EZ-Link card is SGD $500, My EZ-Link Mobile app only allows you to select from the preset top up amounts of SGD $5, SGD $10, SGD $20 or SGD $30.
You can top-up EZ-Link cards that are issued by EZ-Link, which include those sold over the counters, cards that are enabled with EZ-Reload [by Card or GIRO], co-brand bank cards, and membership cards with EZ-Link purses embedded in them. However, Standard Tickets, Park & Ride Tickets, and Concession Cards cannot be topped up via My EZ-Link Mobile app because they are not issued by EZ-Link.
Apart from topping up your EZ-Link card, My EZ-Link Mobile app also allows you to check the balance that is available on your EZ-Link card, view card details such as expiry date and card status of your EZ-Link card, view the last 30 transactions that was made on your EZ-Link card, and manage up to 10 EZ-Link cards all on one app!
If you’re wondering how you can use My EZ-Link Mobile app to top up your EZ-Link card, check out the video tutorial by EZ-Link:
A flat convenience fee of SGD $0.30 is applicable for every successful top up transaction, regardless of the top up amounts. However, from now till 31 May 2014, the top-up service is available free-of-charge for all MasterCard cardholders.
Do note that My EZ-Link Mobile app needs to be connected to the Internet in order to perform top up transactions for EZ-Link cards. If there is no data connection, you will only be able to view your EZ-Link card details and transactional records and no, you don’t have to pay any additional charge for that.
What We Love About the My EZ-Link Mobile App:
• Extremely convenient and hassle free
• Allow us to beat the queues when topping up our EZ-Link cards
• No more worries about insufficient balance when going through the ERP and Parking Gantries
• Ability to manage up to 10 EZ-Link cards all on one app [highly useful for parents with school-going children]
My EZ-Link Mobile is a free mobile application that is available on the Google Play Store and it can be installed onto compatible NFC-enabled Android smartphones. For a comprehensive list of the updated compatible OS version and firmware, do check out http://www.ezlinknfc.com/supported-phones/
And if you have downloaded My EZ-Link Mobile app, here are some awesome promotions that you don’t want to miss. All you have to do is to flash your smartphone with the downloaded My EZ-Link Mobile app and you will be able to enjoy the discounts and complimentary Christmas specials at the various Food Junction outlets.
Eggs & Berries
Complimentary Waffle with ice cream with $80 spend at Eggs & Berries @ Westgate
25 Dec 13 to 30 Jan 14
*Flash downloaded My EZ-Link Mobile app to enjoy a complimentary waffle
1-for-1 Pizza from MEDZ [Millenia Walk and Orchard Central]
26 Dec 13 to 15 Jan 14
*Flash downloaded My EZ-Link Mobile app to enjoy 1-for-1 pizza, the higher lower price pizza is complimentary
Boxing Crab, Sentosa
20% off Yu Sheng [large size] from Boxing Crab, Sentosa
27 Jan 14 to 14 Feb 14
*Flash downloaded My EZ-Link Mobile app to enjoy 20% discount