Turkcell Launches Mobile Payments for Public Transport Fares
Published on: 16th Apr 2013
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Turkish mobile network operator, Turkcell has launched mobile payment in transportation for the first time in Turkey through the integration of Turkcell Wallet and Urfakart.
The public transportation card 'Urfakart' was integrated into the Turkcell Wallet platform through the collaboration between Turkcell, Belsan and Asis and with the support of the Sanliurfa Municipality.
Turkcell's General Manager Sureyya Ciliv said that the Turkcell Wallet has been installed in 1.2 million phones since its launch last October.
After adding Urfakart to Turkcell Wallet, Turkcell customers can use their debit or credit cards on their Turkcell Wallet to top up cash to their Urfakart. Those who choose not to use bank or credit cards can top up their Urfakart by using Turkcell Mobile Payment. These payments are reflected to their bills or deducted from their balance. Those with NFC featured phones can make contactless payments while travelling. Customers can also check their balances over their mobile phones using the Turkcell Wallet.