You’ll soon be able to use Samsung Pay on your phone to pay for public transport across New South Wales.
Samsung announced Wednesday that commuters will simply tap their phone on any Opal terminal, which already accepts credit card payments, to board a train or ferry. You won’t even need to unlock your phone.
The feature will be available when the next Samsung Pay software update rolls out and Australians will be some of the first in the world to have this feature available to them.
According to Samsung, more than 13 million people use the Opal system to commute across New South Wales every week. It is unclear how many Opal terminals currently accept credit cards. Transport NSW have been contacted for clarity.
Mark Hodgson, head of Samsung Pay in Australia, said in a statement the company wanted to create a seamless experience for commuters and worked closely with Transport for NSW on the tech update.
“Samsung is investing in delivering cutting-edge solutions for Samsung Pay to help provide customers with maximum convenience and security for their mobile wallet. As a first step, we are rolling out this technology to work with the Opal system in NSW,” Hodgson said.
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