Turkcell in pact with Bank Asya to launch mobile contactless road toll payment system

By Telecom Lead Team: Turkcell, a
communications and technology company, has launched a SIM-based, Near Field
Technology road toll payment application on its own branded smartphone T11, in
collaboration with Bank Asya.


Currently applicable on Turkcell’s
T11, the system eliminates the need for plastic transmission cards (KGS) when
crossing bridges and freeway turnpikes.


Turkcell subscribers with a T11 can
request a Bank Asya KGS application and upload cash through the Cep-T Cüzdan
(mobile wallet) application on their mobile phones without visiting a bank or
payment point at the turnpikes.


In collaboration with Bank Asya, and
with the participation of Smartsoft, we have taken a revolutionary step,
marking yet another global first with Cep T-Cüzdan in the transportation arena.
With this application, we not only offer our T11 customers the convenience of
contactless transmission when using bridges and toll roads, but also remove the
need to carry plastic cards by providing an end-to-end mobile experience that
ranges from topping up TRY to applying for a KGS,” said Turkcell Chief New
Technology Business Officer Cenk Bayrakdar.


Turkcell Cep-T Cüzdan, Turkcell’s
mobile wallet service based on NFC technology, aims to bring the physical
wallet to the mobile world. Cep-T Cüzdan offers consumers added value by
providing functionalities that exceed payment; these range from loyalty and
ticketing to ID applications and physical access.


Turkcell, in cooperation with
MasterCard, has succeeded in becoming the first mobile operator in the world to
present more than one bank application on its Cep-T Cuzdan platform. Three of
Turkey’s banks, Yapı Kredi, Garanti and Akbank, have completed their
integration and made their applications available on Cep-T Cuzdan.


Turkcell Cep-T Cüzdan was also made
available for BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone customers in Turkey following
Turkcell’s own branded handsets the T20 and T11.


Turkcell will now be enriching its platform with both payment and other applications
over the coming days.


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