GERMANY – For those that travel on the Deutsche Bahn in Germany, you’ll now be able to buy e-tickets through your Symbian Anna or Nokia Belle smartphone, using the Touch&Travel app from Nokia Store
We’ve all been there. You jump onto a bus and realise you’ve not got enough small change in your pocket to pay for the fare. This usually means you need to find an ATM and withdraw some money in order to pay for the bus ride. Now, all you need is your phone, which is something you never leave home without.
In order to travel in a cashless way on a bus or train, you’ll need to download the Touch&Travel app from Nokia Store. Remember, this is a service only available in Germany, so you might not find the app in the store if you’re not in that region.
Users are required to register at www.touchandtravel.de to create an account. This is where you’ll add your bank details so you can make payments on the go.
Each and every time you wish to travel on a Deutsche Bahn train or bus, you must check-in using the app. You can do this in a variety of ways. The GPS on your phone will locate you quickly and simply, you can enter the touchpoint (station meter) serial number or request a QR code from your phone. This can then be scanned.
Once you’ve finished your trip, simply check-out and your phone will display the price for your entire journey.
Available for Symbian Anna and Nokia Belle phones, such as the Nokia N8, Nokia C6-01, Nokia C7, Nokia E7, Nokia X7, the Touch and Travel app makes travelling around Germany a very simple, effortless task.
Have you tried Touch&Travel yet? Would you like to see this type of technology wider available? Do let us know, in the comments section below.