OV-chipkaart on the smartphone, this increases to more than 5,400 users

OV-chipkaart on the smartphone, this increases to more than 5,400 users

In a little over a month’s time, the app OV-chip mobile’, allowing travellers to make mobile check-in in the public transport, only 700 new users.

This puts the total at the end of August at more than 5,400 users, reports state secretary Sharon Dijksma (Infrastructure and Environment) in response to parliamentary Questions from the SP-member of parliament Cem Laҫin.

Laҫin ask the secretary of state or the app OV-chip mobile’ is flopped. This is in response to the consumption figures at the end of July came out. Then had the app 4.700 users.

Director of Arco Groothedde of Translink, the company that the ov-chipkaart, called at that time in the AD “thick bales”. The launch went according to Groothedde “worthless”.

Not only the number of users fell, also was the app an average of less than five times. Secretary of state Dijksma now says that the test “does not went smoothly’.

1.2 million euro

The test with the OV-chip mobile went at the end of may, and has place for ten thousand users. Those users then had to have a suitable Android device and a suitable sim card of Vodafone or KPN.

For KPN users, the test after a week due to problems already temporarily shut down. Only after the summer, the support of KPN may be re-enabled, so the test is currently only for Vodafone users.

According to Dijksma has Translink 1.2 million euros were invested in the trial, and also the telecom operators and public TRANSPORT companies, investments have been made.

In addition, Translink 2.4 million invested in a trial with pt-to check in with a debit card. That trial starts at the end of this year in trams in Den Haag.

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