By The Nation
The service is a result of collaboration between Rabbit Line Pay, a mobile payment operator, and Rabbit Card and BTS. Through their smartphones, passengers can register for the service, add the stored value, buy trips, check the outstanding stored value and review their trip history. Passengers can deduct fares from Rabbit Line Pay's e-wallet or from their credit and debit cards with Rabbit Line Pay.
The service includes notifications prior to fare deduction and notifications when trips are bought via Line or when the outstanding stored value is below the fare, to assure transparency and enhance convenience.
As of October 2018, Rabbit Line Pay served 5 million users and the numbers jumped 50 per cent in less than six months.
Amid the rapid growth of users, the number of participating merchants nationwide has grown to more than 50,000. By the end of 2018, the number of merchants is expected to reach 60,000.
“Rabbit Line Pay has offered the service to tie Rabbit Card with Rabbit Line Pay through 20 booths at 15 BTS stations [until November 30] and it has attracted a large number of users. To satisfy the huge demand, the service is now available at the ticketing offices at all BTS stations. We aim to grow the number of tied cards to 500,000 by the end of 2018.” Lee added.
The cooperation not only offers BTS passengers greater convenience but also acts as a catalyst in turning Thailand into a cashless society and driving Thais towards the Thailand 4.0 era. The service will be expanded in future to cover Bangkok Bank’s co-branded card next year.