June 19, 2014
Back in October last year, Verifone had launched Way2Ride - their sound based mobile app - which runs on both traditional NFC enabled system and sound wave based NFC like system. On 17th June 2014, the company announced that taxi passengers in Philadelphia can now utilize Way2Ride in order to complete proximity payments.
With this, users in Philadelphia can easily and securely pay for taxi rides with a tap of their mobile device. Recently, Way2ride won the 2014 CNP (CardNotPresent) Customer Choice Award in the Best Alternative Payment Solution category as well as the 2014 Appy Award for Best Mobile Payments.
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. Way2ride makes every taxi ride better, Amos Tamam, Sr. VP of Taxi Systems for VeriFone. 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.