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    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 16th Apr 18, 6:08 PM
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    Oyster card on Android
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    • 16th Apr 18, 6:08 PM
    Oyster card on Android 16th Apr 18 at 6:08 PM
    Please can anyone let me know how I can put Oyster card on my phone (android)?

    Oyster card and freedom pass

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    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 16th Apr 18, 6:23 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 6:23 PM
    This any help https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/ways-to-pay/tfl-oyster-app
    • lammy82
    • By lammy82 16th Apr 18, 7:09 PM
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    If you mean so that you can use it to tap in/tap out, you can't. That would only work by using Google Pay and would charge you for each journey.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 16th Apr 18, 9:05 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 9:05 PM
    If you mean so that you can use it to tap in/tap out, you can't. That would only work by using Google Pay and would charge you for each journey.
    Originally posted by lammy82
    No idea if it's different, but ... last time I was in London I used my Barclaycard (contactless) on the Tube. Yes, it charged per trip - but only up to the day rate; after that any journeys were free. Wouldn't GPay work the same?
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    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 16th Apr 18, 9:31 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 9:31 PM
    But the OP also has a Freedom Pass.

    Probably best if this thread were moved to the Public Transport board.
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    • lammy82
    • By lammy82 17th Apr 18, 9:38 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 9:38 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 9:38 AM
    No idea if it's different, but ... last time I was in London I used my Barclaycard (contactless) on the Tube. Yes, it charged per trip - but only up to the day rate; after that any journeys were free. Wouldn't GPay work the same?
    Originally posted by DoaM
    Yes, sorry, it would work the same as that, charging you per trip until you reach the daily/weekly cap. I didn't meant that the cap doesn't apply. I meant that the OP would not be able to use their Freedom Pass.
    • Spelunthus
    • By Spelunthus 17th Apr 18, 10:23 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 10:23 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 10:23 AM
    You can't replace a Freedom Pass with a phone app.

    If you use Google Pay, then the phone looks like a contactless card at the TFL gate and you will pay for each journey, just as you would with a contactless bank card. But, there is NO WAY (today) to make the phone or any app look like a Freedom Pass. So no discounted, or no-cost travel.

    It's an obvious requirement, but might be hard to make TFL, Google and others see the need or benefit to them in implementing this.
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