It is clear that the trend is take it all on the phone to be able to leave the wallet at home. Who else and who less already have credit/debit cards there to pay with their mobile. The same happens with the loyalty cards of many companies and even with the health card of some Communities.
Now, the Community of Madrid, which has recently released an app to carry the disability card on the phone, has begun to test another application to digitize the public transport card and be able to access the metro and the bus with your mobile. We explain how you can participate in the pilot.
Requirements and conditions to participate in the testing phase
The Madrid Regional Transport Consortium (CRTM) has developed a new app with which you can carry the Multi card on your mobile and load it with the titles you want, as you do with your physical card.
Is called ‘Virtual Transport Card’ and it should not be confused with the ‘Transport Card’ app, which is only used to consult the
Still is in trial periodbut the Community of Madrid allows any citizen who meets these requirements to participate:
- Have a phone with NFC and Android 7.0 operating system or later versions.
- Carry out a minimum of five weekly validations.
If you meet these two things and want to participate in the app’s tests ‘Virtual Transport Card’, you have to register in this online form. There you must indicate the make and model of your phone, fill in your information and answer some questions about the use you make of public transport.
Once completed and
Once you can download the app and as long as you have Wallet installed on your phone, the transport card will be downloaded for free when you register your bank card and acquire the first Metrobus.
During the trial period (which will last about three months), the cost of the card will be free and you will only have to pay for the titles that you upload to it. When the Multi digital card is made available to all users, you will be able to continue using the one you have acquired for free in the pilot.
Of course, keep in mind that, during this phase, the only title you can acquire is the Metrobus 10
And another important detail: you must do a minimum of five validations with the virtual card per week. Otherwise, you must communicate it to the email so as not to unsubscribe from the pilot program: [email protected].
If you do not do so and do not meet the minimum validations for more than one consecutive month, your virtual card will be canceled automatically and, in order not to lose the
Virtual Transport Card
This app allows you to digitize the public transport card of the Community of Madrid to carry it on an Android smartphone with NFC.
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