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Approximately 4% better I would say.
I hope yes. My life would be an extra 1.3% better if they did.
Does contactless payment make you spend more? It makes me spend more. Sometimes I don't even take the card out of my wallet. DADDY COOL.
Tube is more complicated to do.
...or the Oyster fare?
but there's no cap like there is with Oyster.
this is good news. for the price of an oyster card? this is better news.
For those of us who buy a yearly/monthly/weekly travelcard it's a bit of a pain.
please dont talk in acronyms.
You have to take your oyster card out of your wallet because it now means the reader has two cards it can detect and fails to read either. Hence I need to take my oyster card out where I've already paid for a year's travel and touch that on. Previously I could just swipe my wallet quickly and get on. Obviously with this freezing weather I've had gloves on a lot so it's been a bit of an arse to remove it.
Also, PAYG for Pay As You Go has been around as an abbreviation for the best part of 15 years.
because i'm not a dick-head.
Seems a bit pointless to me. Part of the idea behind the oyster card was to avoid people having to pull out their season tickets all the time and instead leave the card in the bottom of a bag or in their wallet. I like just having to remember keys, wallet and phone.
very strange, and a bit dangerous if you ask me.
Much quicker then chip and pin though, which was good, so it's swings and roundabouts.
they're not capped like oyster cards? So you can potentially spend more than 8 quid traveling around zone 1-2?
bradford mate, that's where it's @
when you scan it? Does it charge both?
and hopefully it takes twice as long for the transaction to go through, if theo is behind you anyway.
but it seems to block either of them working when they're both in my wallet together. But I saw a sign on a bus the other day saying be careful if you have both in case they're both charged. Either way, I'd say it's made things slightly more irritating rather than less
I'd be making an excuse to go to the bathroom and then coming out hoping to find someone better to talk to
and you're the girls rubbish boyfriend.
those aren't boots.
MORE THAN ONE CARD USED
and you have to take your oyster out and tap it separately
slick, informative, ever-so-slightly sensual posting. meths, take note
I don't live in London, and when I'm there don't use the buses that much.
AND i have a monthly oyster card
so it really makes not much
And then later, get this, I flipped a 180 and did the whole thing in reverse.
Paid with cash though, don't have a card. So, in retrospect, I can't make a valid contribution to this thread.
This is genuinely the first pointless posting I've made.
What is wrong with you?! This research could have been spent on curing cancer you bunch of selfish bastards
It's up to to the individual is you want to keep it in your wallet/bag or not, as it has been since Oyster arrived.
Well, maybe London isn't the nirvana it was made out to be!
My maths is solid.
Because I won't use it and I find the word 'contactless' mildly irritating.
but how do you use one without taking it out of your wallet?
Not we're going to have a 300 reply monster of argument between Marckee and thewza about whether its infra red or magnetic. ffs
and I don't have a contact less car so I use my boyfriends and he ends up paying go my bus loads and doesn't really realise that I've asked for it loads and not paid him any money for it
(I will continue not to pay him for my bus journeys)
It's not exactly Berlin Wall shit
I had a friend from out of town visiting last weekend, we had to get the bus, she didn't have an oyster, so I did contactless for me and then went to do it for them too but it bleeped red and said 'card already used' or something. It only lets you pay once and we had to pay for a full proper bus ticket.
How annoying. So families can't just use one contactless visa? That's DUMB. Someone please tell me why this is a thing they have done, thanks.