28 May 2015
Your browser is unable to support Flash files.

VeriFone expands Way2ride app to Philadelphia taxis

17 June 2014  |  909 views  |  0 Source: VeriFone Systems

VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY) announced today that taxi passengers in Philadelphia can now use Way2ride, VeriFone's award-winning sound-based mobile app for proximity payments, to quickly, easily and securely pay for taxi rides with a tap of their smartphones.

Way2ride makes the taxi experience faster and easier for passengers in Philadelphia by enabling them to tap and pay for cab fares in 1,400 of the 1,600 taxi cabs currently operating in the city. Passengers can easily download the free Way2ride app to their iOS or Android smartphones online from the App Store, Google Play or way2ride.com—even during their ride—and pre-load payment information and preferred tip amounts. Digital receipts are immediately emailed to the passenger and stored in the app and online portal for easy access and expensing of business trips.

"The launch of Way2ride in nearly every cab operating in the city of Philadelphia is a result of the considerable success it has experienced following the app's initial launch in New York City," said Amos Tamam, senior vice president of Taxi Systems for VeriFone.

Since its October 2013 debut, Way2ride is now accepted by more than 11,000 NYC yellow taxis and green "borough taxis," and it has been used to complete more than 500,000 mobile transactions.

"Way2ride makes every taxi ride better," said Tamam. "The convenience it provides, including the ability to retrieve lost property with the tap of a button, will benefit passengers and drivers alike in a city as large as Philadelphia, which thrives on speed."

After the Philadelphia launch, VeriFone will continue expanding Way2ride acceptance throughout its network of more than 70,000 payment-enabled taxis worldwide.

Way2ride is built on VeriFone's open API cloud platform, which allows developers to easily create apps with secure payment, messaging and other value-added services leveraging VeriFone's secure mobile commerce network. 

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)
Log in to receive notifications when someone posts a comment

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)

Related company news

 

Top topics

Most viewed Most shared
UK opts out of European online payments se...
7629 views comments | 22 tweets | 17 linkedin
Bigger banks may have to set up their own...
6451 views comments | 41 tweets | 33 linkedin
JPMorgan Chase puts data to use with new t...
4659 views comments | 16 tweets | 7 linkedin
Postbank trials HCE mobile payments
4656 views comments | 9 tweets | 8 linkedin
Visa Europe opens innovation hub in Israel
4179 views comments | 17 tweets | 8 linkedin

Featured job

Find your next job