Thanks to a partnership, several Samsung smartphones will be able to be used like tickets on the Ile-de-France network.
The dematerialized transport ticket is becoming a little more a reality in Île-de-France. For owners of an Android smartphone with an Orange SIM and taking advantage of NFC technology, it is already possible to register as a beta tester to store the Navigo pass on the phone.
This feature will now extend to several Samsung smartphones, regardless of the telecom operator used. This is indeed what reveals Le Journal du Geek indicating that the list of phones of the brand that are concerned by this news:
Lille and Strasbourg in focus
Commissioning is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019. The Journal du Geek writes that these Samsung smartphones can also be used as metro tickets in Lille and Strasbourg.
For Wizway (SNCF, RATP, Orange and Gemalto), the company that propels this service in Île-de-France, this partnership with the South Korean brand is necessarily good news. Samsung devices are in the pockets of a very large number of users who are millions to use the public transport network every day.
In the meantime, we still do not know when owners of iPhone will in turn benefit, Apple still closes the use of NFC on its terminals.