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Opal Discussion and Observations

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Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:39 am

Hang on so am I hearing that right? This "Digital card" that's based off opal will work with Taxi's & Ubers? Interesting.

I don't really use neither through but I'd be curious what the prices will be like for Taxis / Uber when concession / pensioner is enabled in the future (If that ever happens)

That's unless I'm reading this wrong?
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Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

Postby Campbelltown busboy » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:35 am

ScaniaGrenda wrote:Hang on so am I hearing that right? This "Digital card" that's based off opal will work with Taxi's & Ubers? Interesting.

I don't really use neither through but I'd be curious what the prices will be like for Taxis / Uber when concession / pensioner is enabled in the future (If that ever happens)

That's unless I'm reading this wrong?
Then there's the issue of greedy Sydney based taxi drivers that try everything to avoid taking short trips and how much of the opal revenue from the trip will end up going back to driver
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Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

Postby moa999 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:10 pm

ScaniaGrenda wrote:Hang on so am I hearing that right? This "Digital card" that's based off opal will work with Taxi's & Ubers? Interesting.

I don't really use neither through but I'd be curious what the prices will be like for Taxis / Uber when concession / pensioner is enabled in the future (If that ever happens)

That's unless I'm reading this wrong?
I can only assume the 'Digital Card' will just be a prepeay MasterCard/Visa.
Ie. None of the advantages of Opal like immediate fare feedback.
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Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

Postby neilrex » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:01 pm

In the past week, I made the same roundtrip journey three times and got a different fare each time. Its a joke. Yesterday I was overcharged about 6 dollars. I assume that is a default fare for some reason, but as the card readers here are now completely illegible, it is hard to tell.
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Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

Postby moa999 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:02 pm

neilrex wrote:In the past week, I made the same roundtrip journey three times and got a different fare each time. .


On Opal card? Or contactless?
If so login to account and take a look.

Never had an issue with screen legibility, unlike say Myki
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Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

Postby Petarkco » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:23 pm

moa999 wrote:
neilrex wrote:Never had an issue with screen legibility, unlike say Myki

Or MyWay that displays its tap on/off information for only a second.
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