Message from transience in /csg/ #shit-about-asia


2018-08-13 06:13:09 UTC  

>on the bus
>chink taps debit card against transport card sensor
>wonders why it isn't working

truly a world superpower

2018-08-13 06:13:31 UTC  

it works on every other mode of transport besides buses

2018-08-13 06:13:39 UTC  

n1 lad

2018-08-13 09:44:59 UTC  

very normal in Russian metro to pay by tap pay

2018-08-13 09:45:20 UTC  

its small amounts and nobody wants to hand over a small coin each time

2018-08-13 10:05:51 UTC  

Progressive but first world has transportation cards

2018-08-13 10:06:05 UTC  

most places outside the cities inm UK are third world tier in terms of payments

2018-08-13 10:06:06 UTC  

cash only

2018-08-13 10:06:11 UTC  

some demand exact change

2018-08-13 10:06:19 UTC  

london and surrounding areas like reading are fine

2018-08-13 10:06:22 UTC  

all take card

2018-08-13 10:06:37 UTC  

Obviously you wouldn't be able to pay with bank card at a transport card sensor

2018-08-13 10:06:53 UTC  

you can in london

2018-08-13 10:06:57 UTC  

all buses take card

2018-08-13 10:07:01 UTC  

and only card

2018-08-13 10:07:04 UTC  

In one reader?

2018-08-13 10:07:06 UTC  

yes

2018-08-13 10:07:14 UTC  

you can use either transport or credit/debit card

2018-08-13 10:07:24 UTC  

I saw the same thing in poortugal and paris too

2018-08-13 10:07:32 UTC  

That's nice, here they have separate reader for transportation card and separate for debit

2018-08-13 10:07:44 UTC  

it's pretty quick too

2018-08-13 10:07:50 UTC  

takes like a second for the green light

2018-08-13 10:07:56 UTC  

even with cc

2018-08-13 10:09:05 UTC  

surrounding areas are catching up

2018-08-13 10:09:14 UTC  

i think first bus got card now in surrey and berkshire

2018-08-13 11:47:02 UTC  

here in AU you can but not on buses

2018-08-13 11:58:01 UTC  

honestly, transport card was fine

2018-08-13 11:58:49 UTC  

taipei was the same but you could use the transport card to pay in a good number of stores just like a cc

2018-08-13 12:00:58 UTC  

contactless is more convinvent though

2018-08-13 12:01:13 UTC  

and big advantange in london as it lets you ignore the $$ london transport is

2018-08-13 12:01:53 UTC  

That sounds like a great way to milk people out of money actually

2018-08-13 12:02:21 UTC  

contactless is still best yea

2018-08-13 12:04:04 UTC  

>Implying

2018-08-13 12:04:04 UTC  

What country iS cheap for a college student to travel to?

2018-08-13 12:04:09 UTC  

thailand

2018-08-13 12:04:10 UTC  

the readers on london buses are GOAT but for whatever reason, it takes ages to get them to work on Reading buses

2018-08-13 12:04:11 UTC  

cambodia

2018-08-13 12:04:15 UTC  

laos prob

2018-08-13 12:04:15 UTC  

Thailand

2018-08-13 12:04:23 UTC  

I don't know if chinkshit is even worth it buying there