Skip to main content

Google Pay now supports Hop Fastpass transit tickets in Portland, Oregon

Transit tickets have been showing up in our Google Pay APK teardowns since October of last year, finally appearing for the first time with support for the Las Vegas Monorail. The premise is simple: instead of having to purchase a physical ticket and topping it up for public transportation, users can tap their NFC-enabled phones against the terminal and use a sort of 'virtual card' instead. After it was unveiled that Google Pay would soon support public transit in Portland, Oregon, it is now possible to use the Hop Fastpass app to ride on TriMet, C-TRAN buses, MAX light rail trains, WES commuter rail trains, Portland Streetcar, and C-TRAN's Vine Rapid Transit with Google Pay.

To use Google Pay to pay for transit in Portland, users must first download the Hot Fastpass app and add money to create a virtual card. Once the virtual card is set up, holding your phone up the reader will work the same as with a regular Hop card.

This method appears to be slightly different to how Google Pay works on the Las Vegas Monorail. Whereas users are required to head to the LV Monorail site to purchase individual tickets and add them to Google Pay, commuters in Portland can use their phone as a de facto replacement to a regular transit card, topping it up as needed and deducting the value of each fare from the virtual card's balance when it's used. There's also an option to use a debit or credit card directly without needing to set up a virtual Hop card, which seems even more straightforward.

Portland is only the second city where Google Pay transit tickets are available, but it almost certainly won't be the last. In fact, with the MTA planning to kill off the iconic MetroCard in New York City later this year, New Yorkers might very soon be using their Android phones to pay for subway tickets too.


#Google #Android #Smartphones #OS #News @ndrdnws #ndrdnws #AndroidNews

Advertisement

Most Popular:

Where to buy phones in India

Buying a new smartphone can be a difficult decision, as there are seemingly being endless options that cover the specifications, features, and price spectrums.The good news is that in India you don't have to worry about network carrier contracts and locked devices like in the US. This makes it much easier to choose where to buy a phone. On the flip side, since you have to pay the full price for a neere w device, whyou buy it from could be the difference between paying the MRP (maximum retail price) or enjoying a nice discount.What are the best places to buy phones from in India? Let's take a look!E-commerce storesFlipkartHindustan TimesFlipkart was the OG e-commerce website in India, starting back in 2007 as an online bookstore. Various acquisitions and continuous expansion since its humble beginnings have made Flipkart one of the go-to online stores in India for everything like clothes, shoes, books, furniture, electronics, and a whole lot more.Flipkart also remains one of th…

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ 128GB versions launched in India, price starts at Rs 61900 #Google #Android #News #Smartphone #APK

Samsung is bringing the 128GB version of its flagship Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ phones to India. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ 128GB version will be available for buying from across online and offline stores at Rs 61,900 and Rs 68,900 respectively, Samsung announced on Tuesday. Both the phones will be available in three colours: Midnight Black, Coral Blue and Lilac Purple.Previously Samsung had launched only the 64GB and the 256GB versions of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ phones in India. While the 64GB version of the Galaxy S9 sells in India at Rs 57,900, the top-end 256GB version of the phone is available for Rs 65,900. The Galaxy S9+ meanwhile starts at Rs 64,900 for the 64GB version, going all the way to Rs 72,900 for the top-end 256GB version.While the 64GB version of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ is available for buying from select offline stores and online via Samsung Shop and Flipkart, the 256GB version of the phones is available from Reliance Digital stores, Samsung exclusive sto…

Vivo V9 FAQ #Google #Android #News #Smartphone #APK

Vivo recently unveiled the V9 in India. The handset is currently on pre-order and goes on sale in the country from early next month. What sets the Vivo V9 apart from other handsets is its design. The front of the handset features a bezel-less design including a notch at the top which makes it look very similar to the iPhone X.Vivo proudly boasts that the V9 has a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent which makes it as compact as a 5.5-inch smartphone despite coming with a 6.3-inch display. While significantly more expensive, the Vivo V9 does compete with Xiaomi's excellent Redmi Note 5 Pro in many ways.If you are smitten by the Vivo V9 and plan on buying one, below is our FAQ surrounding the handset which answers all the questions you might have about the device.Q) What are the full specifications of the Vivo V9? A) The full specs of the Vivo V9 are as follows:Dimensions: 154.81 x 75.03 x 7.89 mmWeight: 150gDisplay: 6.3-inch 19:9 aspect ratio, FHD+ (2280 x 1080), 2.5D Gorilla GlassCh…

Jio to Deploy Massive MIMO Pre-5G Networks at IPL 2018 Stadiums in Delhi, Mumbai

Reliance Jio this week announced that the telecom giant would be deploying pre-5G/ 4G advanced Massive MIMO in Mumbai and Delhi to offer high speed Internet access during IPL 2018.
#Google #Android #Smartphones #OS #News @ndrdnws #ndrdnws #AndroidNews

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Nest Thermostat E $123, Laptop Backpack $10, JBL Charge 2+ Bluetooth Speaker $60, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50! 9to5Toys Lunch Break delivers the best deals every day of the week at 12:30PM EST. This includes price drops on all sorts of Apple products from iPad to MacBook and everything in between, as well as HomeKit gear, accessories of all kinds and so much more.You'll also find our daily coverage of the coolest new gear and gadgets from across the internet along with our New Toy of the Day, product reviews, giveaways and app sales. Head below for today's top deals and most interesting new products in the world of tech and beyond…TODAY'S CAN'T MISS DEALS:Nest's lower-priced Thermostat E drops to $123 shipped, down from $169JBL's Charge 2+ Bluetooth speaker is splashproof, more at $60 (Refurb, Orig. $150)Best Sellers 001: This isn't the Ai…