I am not a user but was surprised the other day when a friend purchased one to find that the card costs $10 itself (hardly an accurate reflection of the cost of the production IMHO) and each time it's loaded, one is charged 25C.is it just more, or does it seem all places for any kind of electronic cards seem to over charge for them?
mikman: Possibly a fault between seat and keyboard.i
mikman: We're looking at ways to improve the notification regarding low balance and have a solution that we are testing with customers now.
sbiddle: Do all the buses have GPS now Miki or do the drivers still have to swipe their cards to indicate the zone the bus is in?
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- in Wellington newsagents et all received commissions for selling bus tickets (no idea of the amount). I do recall reading earlier on in the Snapper deployment newsagents complaining that this line of revenue was going to decrease or disappear with the Snapper card
- the 25c is an attempt to molify them but from what I can see, it's pretty trivial
- the 25% savings in bus fare by using the Snapper card more than makes up for the 25c. I guess for me it was the surprise factor.
- Most of the stored value cards I have encountered for transport (HK MTR, San Francisco BART, London Underground) do not charge for topping up. But then their's are closed systems. You purchase tickets in the stations only but can use them (well certainly the HK MTR) them all over Hong Kong; not only on trains, buses and ferries but at 7-11, vending machines etc.
Now it would be good if Snapper could be extended to trains but I guess that is what the current negotiations are all about. Also I read that there might be issues with the RFP in Auckland for a Stored Value Card. Infratil are bidding but the decision could be a fait accompli with another vendor having already been chosen.