Proximus starts SMS public transport tickets

Thursday 6 September 2007 | 15:48 CET | News
Belgian mobile operator Proximus has started SMS ticketing for the pbulic transport system De Lijn in Antwerp and Ghent. The system was developed with the local public transport authority, which expects the new service to help it improve punctuality across the system. Users send an SMS to a short code before getting on the bus or tram. Within a few seconds they receive an SMS with confirmation of their ticket, which acts as proof of payment. A SMS ticket is valid for 60 minutes. The public transport operator is still in talks on expanding the system to other mobile operators. As a promotion

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Proximus
Countries: Belgium
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