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Card reading feature, a Chrono exclusive

1 August 2022

The feature lets you check the status of fares loaded on your OPUS or non-reloadable smart card using NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. Reading your OPUS card brings up useful information about your transit fares, such as the number of remaining trips on a multi-trip fare, a fare’s start or end time, and more!

Launch the feature, press the card against your phone, and you’re done!

 

What do I need to do before using this feature?

Android device owners

  1. Check if your phone has NFC activated. If not, activate it.
  2. Check if you’re connected to Internet, otherwise it can’t check your card’s content.

iPhone device owners

  1. Check if you’re connected to Internet, otherwise it can’t check your card’s content.

Good to know: iPhones have NFC activated by default.

How do I use the feature?

  1. Press the icon in the top-right corner of the screen (or open the main menu from the top-left corner of the screen and press the “Read your OPUS card” tab.)
  2. Start reading the card by pressing the “Start reading” button.
  3. Press your OPUS card against the upper part of your mobile phone. (The detection area’s location depends on the phone model and might be located on the front or back). It will vibrate once it connects.
  4. Now, hold your OPUS card still for a few seconds so the app can recognize it.
  5. Check the on-screen description and validity of your available fares. If you scanned an OPUS card, it will also display the card’s registration status. The card’s content is not saved on your phone.

Your card wasn’t read? Ensure you do the following:

  1. Position your card against your phone in different areas since the detection area might not be located in the upper part of your phone. Slide your card along your phone until you hit the detection area and feel it vibrate.
  2. Try removing the protective case from your phone.
  3. Hold your card against your phone for a longer time.
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