Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > TV/internet/telephone  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 24.10.2011, 15:59
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bern
Posts: 4
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nimaran has no particular reputation at present
Buying a transport ticket using a mobile

Does anyone know if you can buy a ticket with the application (ipod and or android) while connected to wifi, and access it later once you have no connection, say on the train? Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 24.10.2011, 16:19
jrspet's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Quaint Wädenswil, Zürich, CH
Posts: 8,131
Groaned at 27 Times in 20 Posts
Thanked 7,036 Times in 3,912 Posts
jrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Buying a transport ticket using a mobile

You can buy MMS Tickets, after having registered your mobile device.

Details in this page:

http://www.sbb.ch/en/travelcards-and...ms-ticket.html


Last edited by jrspet; 24.10.2011 at 16:29.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 24.10.2011, 16:36
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Buying a transport ticket using a mobile

I've used the SBB app for both Windows Phone 7 and iPhone, both are excellent and do exactly as you ask. I guess they'd have one for Android also.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 24.10.2011, 18:02
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 482
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 267 Times in 168 Posts
gourmet is considered knowledgeablegourmet is considered knowledgeablegourmet is considered knowledgeable
Re: Buying a transport ticket using a mobile

you will need connection to retrieve the ticket and i not tired to leave the ticket open on the screen while travel.. not sure whether that will work or not.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 24.10.2011, 18:07
cyrus's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Emmenbruecke
Posts: 2,904
Groaned at 37 Times in 34 Posts
Thanked 3,471 Times in 1,513 Posts
cyrus has a reputation beyond reputecyrus has a reputation beyond reputecyrus has a reputation beyond reputecyrus has a reputation beyond reputecyrus has a reputation beyond reputecyrus has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Buying a transport ticket using a mobile

Once the ticket is downloaded, it's stored by the app, there's a "tickets" icon at the bottom of the app that takes you to your last purchased tickets.

Running out of batteries is another problem.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 26.10.2011, 09:53
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Out in the Stick - Zug-ish
Posts: 86
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 31 Times in 25 Posts
snoopy1664 has earned some respectsnoopy1664 has earned some respect
Re: Buying a transport ticket using a mobile

Also have bought and downloaded tickets on my Android mobile several times in the last couple of months while connected via my home wifi connection (never have network packet data switched on).

They are definitely stored on the phone and available when not connected to the internet.

2nd the sentiment about battery and running out. Have (so far!) always made sure my phone is fully charged the day before I travel, but from what I have seen, most SBB trains appear to have power sockets available so if you keep a phone charger with you, even that shouldn't be an issue.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mobile Phones and Transport higgybaby Transportation/driving 2 09.05.2011 22:18
Using mobile broadband outside CH pamela16 TV/internet/telephone 19 12.09.2010 17:31
Using mobile phone while cycling NotAllThere Daily life 6 25.03.2010 14:16
Using foreign mobile phone in Switzerland? heatherC TV/internet/telephone 29 26.12.2009 22:19
Using the Swiss Public Transport Richard Transportation/driving 15 28.02.2006 23:14


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:56.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0