EZ-Link: World's first NFC mobile application for EZ-Link card top-ups

Singapore, 5 December 2013 - EZ-Link Pte Ltd announces the launch of the world's first mobile app for the topping up of EZ-Link cards using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

Topping up of the EZ-Link card used to be a hassle, especially when one finds his or her card low in value upon tapping the card on the card reader in the morning rush hour. Or when one boards a bus and ran out of coins. Or zipping past the ERP gantry with fifty cents in the ERP-friendly card.

My EZ-Link Mobile is a very convenient app which brings topping up of your card to your mobile devices, along with many other uses. Not only making the top-up process cashless through NFC technology, the app also enables management of multiple EZ-Link cards, card balance viewing, card transaction viewing and personalization of the app.

Wirecard AG, a global leading specialist in payment processing and issuing, is one of EZ-Link's key partners in the development of the app, making mobile payment fast and easy. In collaboration with Samsung, MasterCard and McAfee, EZ-Link also brings this app to the android platform and making transaction more secure.

Jan Marsalek, COO of Wirecard AG, said, 'The new My EZ-Link Mobile underscores the pivotal role of mobile phones in the payment ecosystems of the future, as well as Singapore's position on the forefront in the adoption of mobile technologies and services. We are delighted to be a part of this initiative as a technology partner of EZ-Link.'

'EZ-Link is excited to achieve this global-first milestone in the rapidly developing field of NFC. This is an accomplishment we are proud of, as a home grown company with a strong commitment to transform Singapore into a fully cashless society. Seeing consumers' shift to mobile services, we have made it possible for them to top up their EZ-Link cards using their NFC handsets.' said Mr Nicholas Le, CEO of EZ-Link Pte Ltd.

First look at the app:

Available for download for free at the Google Play Store and compatible with selected NFC Android phones. Each top-up comes with a convenience fee of S$0.30 per transaction, which will be waived for a promotional period of six months for MasterCard holders from the date of launch.

List of NFC Android phones currently compatible with My EZ-Link Mobile

  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 with LTE
  • Samsung Glaaxy Express
  • Samsung Galaxy SIII
  • Samsung Galaxy SIII with LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II with LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 with LTE
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
  • Sony Xperia Z
  • LG G2
  • LG Optimus G Pro
Refer to www.ezlinknfc.com for full details.

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