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Old 11.07.2018, 12:08
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Re: Fairtiq - phone app for public transport tickets

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Fairtiq make it clear you need to have your Half-fare card on you. The couple of times I was checked, the inspector didn't want to see it.
If "make it clear" means a paragraph at the bottom of "Further questions > Can I add an existing card to the FAIRTIQ App?" - they do.

A comment or link next to "Ticket Preferences" would be clearer...
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Re: Fairtiq - phone app for public transport tickets

My child used some GPS developer mode on his android phone to cheat in Pokemon Go game.
From what you're saying the ticket code scanned by controllers is generic, so one could imagine that the system could be abused by keeping the GPS location fixed while travelling around the country.
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Re: Fairtiq - phone app for public transport tickets

Giving this thread a bump since I saw an article on lolcal today that made me think of it.

https://www.thelocal.ch/20181004/swi...hrough-its-app

Did SBB buy Fairtiq, license it, or come up with a competing app?
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Giving this thread a bump since I saw an article on lolcal today that made me think of it.

https://www.thelocal.ch/20181004/swi...hrough-its-app

Did SBB buy Fairtiq, license it, or come up with a competing app?
A quick google and visit to their website does not indicate that they were bought by SBB.

If SBB developed their own app - it seems they wasted some money (guess who's gonna pay for this), me thinks. As they're already proviting from the fairtiq system.
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Giving this thread a bump since I saw an article on lolcal today that made me think of it.

https://www.thelocal.ch/20181004/swi...hrough-its-app

Did SBB buy Fairtiq, license it, or come up with a competing app?


I've just seen this: It is SBB Easyride:

https://www.sbb.ch/en/timetable/mobi.../easyride.html
https://www.sbb.ch/en/timetable/mobi...yride/faq.html

I never tried Fairtiq but might try this soon. The rules are hard if your smartphone fails during the journey. You are treated as a fare dodger.

I also make use of "Spar tickets" where possible (you've just got to plan ahead a bit) which are not compatible with the Easyride concept.

I guess anyway that Fairtiq must have been working at least closely with the SBB to be able to integrate with their (the SBB's) ticketing system.
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A quick google and visit to their website does not indicate that they were bought by SBB.

If SBB developed their own app - it seems they wasted some money (guess who's gonna pay for this), me thinks. As they're already proviting from the fairtiq system.
Looks like SBB have partnered with Fairtiq to incorporate it into the SBB App, benefiting both.

http://www.bahnonline.ch/bo/48817/fa...eis-geehrt.htm
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