In Los Angeles county, we have a tap card system where you hold it against the surface on a reader and it deducts the card value from the card. Can iphone smartphones with applepay be used as a proxy to these tap cards? Are the technologies compatible?


According to Wikipedia, the tap cards are based on rfid: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contactless_smart_card#Technology

Apple pay is also based on rfid

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Sadly, No. Not at this time.

Thank you,

Regional TAP Service Center 866-TAPTOGO (866-827-8646) http://www.taptogo.net/

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Subject: Is taptogo compatible with applepay?


Only if the Los Angeles county department that deals with payments have made their systems compatible with Apple Pay. You will need to ask this question of them.

  • Sounds like you're not familiar with the technology that tap uses...
    – Sun
    Feb 6, 2015 at 17:35

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