From now till 14th August 2018, you can use your EZ-Link, Concession or NETS FlashPay card at Taman Jurong Food Centre and get a free drink (subject to a minimum purchase of S$2 per transaction).
This is the first time that EZ-Link Card can be used at a hawker centre, and it is not going to stop there. There are plans to roll out this service to other hawker centres as well, thanks to the partnership between NETS and EZ-Link.
In another story regarding their plan, as reported by Straits Times, EZ-Link’s e-Wallet might become a reality next year but the problem is that users will still need a physical card or token to use it.
My only request is to get rid of the EZ-Link card totally and use an app with our NFC-enabled phones to pay for the rides (or food/drinks in this case).
We are always talking about Smart Nation but we are way behind when it comes to implementing things like this. Sorry for the rant.
Check out the Press Release below.
EZ-LINK & CONCESSION CARDS NOW ACCEPTED AT NETS TERMINALS AT TAMAN JURONG FOOD CENTRE
Singapore, 6 Aug 2018 —EZ-Link and concession cardholders can now use their cards to make payments at Taman Jurong Food Centre, thanks to a strategic partnership between NETS and EZ-Link.
The service will be progressively rolled out in phases to the other NETS-enabled hawker centres island-wide. There are currently more than 100 hawker centres in Singapore that accept NETS.
Senior citizens and students, who are concession cardholders, are expected to benefit from the service as it marks the first time that they are able to use their concession cards to pay for meals at NETS-enabled hawker centres.
In conjunction with the launch of the service, NETS and EZ-Link will be giving away free drinks to diners who pay for their meals at Taman Jurong Food Centre with their EZ-Link, concession or NETS FlashPay card from today to 14 August 2018, subject to a minimum purchase of $2 per transaction. Terms and conditions apply.
For details of the promotion, please visit: https://www.nets.com.sg/promotions/free-drink-at-taman-jurong-market-and-food-centre/
The NETS Group is a leading payments services group, enabling digital payments for merchants, consumers and banks across the entire payments value chain.
The Group operates Singapore’s national debit scheme enabling customers of DBS Bank/POSB, HSBC, Maybank, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and UOB to make payments using their ATM cards or mobile devices at more than 105,000 acceptance points in the country as well as online payments. The NETS network also accepts NETSPay, UnionPay and BCA cards, and includes 46,000 Unified POS terminals and 60,000 QR acceptance points. NETS is also the issuer of CashCard and Flashpay cards.
The NETS Group manages and operates the clearing and payment infrastructure for the Singapore Clearing House Association and core electronic transfer services FAST, Inter-bank GIRO and PayNow.
It is the market leader for payment and clearing solutions (Real-Time Gross Settlement system and Cheque Truncation System) in the region with some S$1 trillion in transaction value processed through its systems every year.
NETS is a member of the Asian Payment Network and a council member of UnionPay International.
For more information on the NETS Group, please visit www.nets.com.sg.
About EZ-Link Pte Ltd
EZ-Link’s core business is in the sale, distribution and management of ez-link cards, as well as the clearing and settlement of all ez-link card transactions generated in transit and non-transit (retail/merchant) sectors. To date, more than 17 million new CEPAS-compliant ez-link cards have been issued. In 2015, EZ-Link unveiled two new innovations in Singapore, EZ-Charms, the first non-card form factor, as well as the “EZ-Link Rewards with Perx” to reward commuters for using public transport with the ez-link card. EZ-Link continues to set new cashless trends with the “My EZ-Link Mobile” application, the world’s first Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile application for contactless card top-ups; “EZ-Link NFC SIM”, the first NFC payment service on Singapore’s public transit; and “EZ-Pay”, Singapore’s first free card-less ERP payment service. In December 2017, EZ-Link launched the new EZ-Link app to enable users to access EZ-Link’s functionalities and services with ease. For more information, please visit www.ezlink.com.sg