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Electronic fare system launched in Uralsk

In West Kazakhstan region, a new innovative project SMSBUS will be launched. It became known during a briefing on the site of the Regional Communications Service.
West Kazakhstan08 November , 10:48

As reported in the Governor’s Office of the region, "SMSBUS" is a system of payment for travel on passenger transport via a mobile phone by an SMS.

This electronic payment system is introduced on November 8, 2017. The peculiarity of the SMSBUS system is the absence of any load on the budget of the city, passengers and fleets (there is no need to install any equipment in the transport, passengers do not need to purchase payment cards and constantly replenish them with cash), a regular mobile phone is used.

The system is only an alternative to payment in cash, i.е. the passenger can pay for the fare, either in cash, or from the balance of the mobile phone, or by a bank card.

According to the message, for the payment from the bank card the passenger must first go to the SMSBUS.KZ site and register his personal bank card.

Also, information sheets will be posted in each public transport with instructions for payment via SMS. To make a payment, the passenger sends an SMS with the transport code (digits) to the short number 2505 (it is the same for the whole of Kazakhstan, the service is free).

After the payment is made using electronic money, the subscriber is given a trade check confirming the fact of the operation using electronic money, in the form of an electronic ticket - an SMS message.