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  Reply # 618887 3-May-2012 14:14

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SteveON: 
Ahh what? Snapper should get into ... the Rail Network.


Yes, that would make it *much* more useful in Auckland!


Well Auckland is coming... I assume!




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  Reply # 618890 3-May-2012 14:19 Send private message

I would guess there has been no anouncement around auckland due to the ongoing 'debates' with HOP but given the current HOP cards are snapper this would theoretically work in Auckland.




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  Reply # 618891 3-May-2012 14:22 Send private message

SteveON: 

Well Auckland is coming... I assume!


Sarcasm alert: SaltyNZ comments upon the wasteland that is public transport options in Auckland, not whether or not Snapper/HOP/Thales/Other French Missile Manufacturer cards will work with the cool new 2degrees service. :-)




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  Reply # 618892 3-May-2012 14:32 Send private message

Pwner: i agree it should/could work up here.
from my understanding hop is the brand Auckland transport own , and snapper is the provider, AT may change providers so the system might change but hop will still be the name.

Salty: I've seen readers at train stations many months ago. maybe the developers catch the train to work!

Now who's going to the Olympics? Surely you'd like to complain that touch 2 pay isn't supporting your oyster card? :p

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  Reply # 618894 3-May-2012 14:33 Send private message

groynk: 
Salty: I've seen readers at train stations many months ago. maybe the developers catch the train to work!


Auckland has train stations? ... We should get some trains for them.




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SaltyNZ:
groynk: 
Salty: I've seen readers at train stations many months ago. maybe the developers catch the train to work!


Auckland has train stations? ... We should get some trains for them.


Stop ya bitchin, you have trains, they are just broken down somewhere between the stations.

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  Reply # 618897 3-May-2012 14:37 Send private message

groynk: Pwner: i agree it should/could work up here.
from my understanding hop is the brand Auckland transport own , and snapper is the provider, AT may change providers so the system might change but hop will still be the name.

oh yeah i should have been clearer, hence why i said current HOP cards are snapper

groynk:
Salty: I've seen readers at train stations many months ago. maybe the developers catch the train to work!

Yeah i have seen these too, but the silly thing is there are no gates or anything so are they going to print a ticket or just work off the honesty system?

I would have hoped that the designers of all the new auckland stations would have factored in a point to have a gate system with card reader like they do in any city with decent public transport so you can just swipe on and off the train system as well.

hope it is the case, but i may be living in some dream world :)




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  Reply # 618898 3-May-2012 14:44 Send private message

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Stop ya bitchin, you have trains, they are just broken down somewhere between the stations.


WIN! 




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  Reply # 618911 3-May-2012 15:25 Send private message

We are hacking it ;-)





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  Reply # 618926 3-May-2012 15:56 Send private message

kiwitrc:
SaltyNZ:
groynk: 
Salty: I've seen readers at train stations many months ago. maybe the developers catch the train to work!


Auckland has train stations? ... We should get some trains for them.


Stop ya bitchin, you have trains, they are just broken down somewhere between the stations.


Or maybe we switched them off in Wellington :-)




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  Reply # 618928 3-May-2012 16:00

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kiwitrc:
SaltyNZ:
groynk: 
Salty: I've seen readers at train stations many months ago. maybe the developers catch the train to work!


Auckland has train stations? ... We should get some trains for them.


Stop ya bitchin, you have trains, they are just broken down somewhere between the stations.


Or maybe we switched them off in Wellington :-)


Funny how they are talking about a subway in Wellington when you look at it Auckland needs this not Wellington! Anyway this is not about our substandard Rail Network... Even though we don't have the population to require an improvement.




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  Reply # 619107 3-May-2012 22:30 Send private message

If you have a NFC-enabled Android device you can download the Snapper app now (on any network). You won't be able to use it as a Snapper card unless you have the appropriate SIM from 2degrees, but you can read Snapper cards and topup Snapper cards - very handy since it makes it a lot easier to reload those!





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  Reply # 619125 3-May-2012 23:30 Send private message

freitasm: If you have a NFC-enabled Android device you can download the Snapper app now (on any network). You won't be able to use it as a Snapper card unless you have the appropriate SIM from 2degrees, but you can read Snapper cards and topup Snapper cards - very handy since it makes it a lot easier to reload those!


:wonders how baked into the app/system the 2degrees sim requirement is:

A good step forward though and a sweet promotion. Hope we see this in other cities too!



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  Reply # 619202 4-May-2012 08:02 Send private message

eXDee:
freitasm: If you have a NFC-enabled Android device you can download the Snapper app now (on any network). You won't be able to use it as a Snapper card unless you have the appropriate SIM from 2degrees, but you can read Snapper cards and topup Snapper cards - very handy since it makes it a lot easier to reload those!


:wonders how baked into the app/system the 2degrees sim requirement is:

A good step forward though and a sweet promotion. Hope we see this in other cities too!


The SIM card is the authentication/authorization component. It runs a Java aplet that provides the Android app with the necessary security featues.

The aplet is baked into the SIM at the source.

You can use the Snapper app on any NGF phone, but without the proper API calls and the SIM card it will have limited use.

Other devices will be certified in time.








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  Reply # 619211 4-May-2012 08:07 Send private message

Folks, I have created a thread with 2degrees TouchPay with Snapper including their FAQ - any questions should go there now.






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