What Is Your Take on Mobile Myki?

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What is your take on mobile myki in Melbourne?. I have been using since they officially launch it on Google Pay and have to say its good,simple to use i also started putting my card in there to use their tap and pay service.Hoping to see this implemented on Apple soon.

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  • +1 vote

    Great for visitors who have NFC capable Android phones; $7 for a Myki sucks (Perth is worse with their $10 SmartRider)

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      I think you have to initially put $10 into Mobile myki
      but I am not sure how easy it is to claim the unused amount back

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        Yes but you get $10 credit back, vs paying $7 just for the card with zero credit.

    • +1 vote

      I was surprised by QLD and their Go Cards. It was a $10 deposit which I got back as long as I didn't top up at a station, and when I returned the card I even got the balance of the card given to me in cash + the $10.
      I certainly was expecting to lose the balance to the rail gods.

      Maybe QLD is just more tourist friendly.

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    I'm a pretty casual PT user in Melbourne, I take PT about once every two weeks. Been absolutely seamless for me so far. Taps on really fast every time, and it's one less card to carry now.

  • +2 votes

    AUD$2B++ for this myki system.

    For that price, the app should be paying me to take public transport.

  • +1 vote

    Works well enough, instant top ups &
    Quick taps in/out the gates

  • +3 votes

    The other day, I depleted my mobile myki balance to negative, and because there's no card creation fee unlike the physical card, I just deleted the card. Create another one. No need to pay back the negative balance

  • +2 votes

    Convenient, but really depends on the scanner.
    Some scanners seem to require more than a few seconds to scan, very annoying during peak hours.

    • +1 vote

      In my area they updated the scanner its much faster now just depends on how i place the phone on the scanner

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        The Flinders St Station ones seem to scan as fast as a normal card.
        But with other scanners, I have to hold my phone perfectly still in front of the scanner for maybe 3 seconds.

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      This. I catch the bus, and the ones with the new scanners are almost instantaneous. The earlier model scanners require you to have a very steady hand for 5 seconds which is frustrating.

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    As an occasional visitor to Melbourne, it's pretty convenient.
    Similarly NSW allowing a contactless card to be used directly is pretty neat.
    Now if we could just do SOMETHING more modern in SA, hate having to carry a dedicated card for PT…

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    Just went down as a tourist a couple of weeks ago, made life so easy, bought a weekly pass and added it to my google wallet, no issues at all in getting around the city on the trams

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    I think it works well. I don't use pt often and I much prefer it to using a card.
    The best part is the recharging. I don't use pt often so I only load on what I need.

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