Date: 2 weeks ago   Category: Economy

In Vinnytsia started payment of travel by transport by the SMS


In Vinnytsia started service of payment of travel by public transport by means of the SMS.

to pay journey, to the passenger it is necessary to send the SMS with the code of a route to number 877 and to wait 2 minutes for payment confirmation. The payment for the SMS is not removed, the passenger pays only the cost of the ticket.

Service is realized by Kyivstar operator on the basis of service "Smart money".

the City authorities hopes that for a start about 5% of passengers will use such type of payment.

Vinnytsia became already the second city in which such payment method became possible. In October of last year the similar service on several routes was started in Ivano-Frankivsk. Since then several thousands of people used it.

In Kyivstar noted that so far the popularity of service is not really high, but already above, than payment by means of QR codes.

In plans of the operator start of such form of payment in transport in Kiev, Lviv, Dnieper, Kharkiv and Odessa. Kyivstar and the Vinnytsia City Council also signed with

the memorandum of cooperation - with a view to scaling of the principle of fee by means of the SMS on payment of parkings, cinema, museums, theaters, utility and other payments.

In January in one more Ukrainian city appeared the contactless system of payment of journey.

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