We all have places to go, and we’re all in a hurry to get there. To work, home, or anywhere else, we have all hollered relied on London’s black taxi cab to get us from place to place. Sadly, there have been instances when you do not have any cash on you to pay for the fare. This results in driving around looking for an ATM while the meter is still running. What if all the ATMs are offline? What if you lost your wallet? This has to be one of the most frustrating experiences in transit. Thankfully, Vodafone has a solution.
It doesn’t matter what smartphone you own. What matters is the carrier. Vodafone’s mobile payment system offers to help you when it matters the most. One of these examples is payment for your taxi fare. This payment system does not involve NFC used on Oyster cards. All you have to do is text to charge your phone bill.
How does it work? The payment options works on 500 black taxi cabs around London. All you have to do is text the taxi’s license number plus a specific code. This will allow you to pay for the fare by charging to your phone bill. This way, you never have to worry about getting to your destination without any cash on you. All you need is any smartphone such as the Blackberry Torch, the Samsung Galaxy S2, or the iPhone 4 and the Vodafone network.
The payment option may not be as glamorous as Near Field Communication, but it offers to get you to your destination despite not having any cash on hand. Not only will it spare you the embarrassment; it offers a solution to unforeseen events that are most likely to happen to anyone. If Vodafone can roll this simple option out for taxi fare, what other payment options should we expect from the reliable network provider?