Lastweek London buses went ‘contactless’ which means money on buses is useless, out of date, NOT WORTH A PENNY…get with the times people. Who carries money on them anyway? Pretty soon we’ll all have chip implants in our wrists that we place over a pad and hear ‘Thank you London On The Inside for your purchase…have a nice day’ then we’ll jump on our hover boards back to HQ.
We were recently set a few challenges by VISA in preparation for a change that is already in motion. We were given contactless VISA cards and sent off round the capital to use them on specific things…you may have seen our social media coverage? We managed to successfully tick them all off from buying dinner at a place we hadn’t been before (Harvest in Dalston) to riding the Thames Clipper.
We treated a friend to coffee and cake, from Taylor St Baristas in Liverpool Street, flagged down a contactless taxi in the rain without needing to stop at an ATM, hopped on the bus with no money on our Oyster, ate at Poncho No 8, replenished some beauty products and bought a cheeky bottle of vino from Borough Wines. All without any jingle jangle in our pockets! Here’s a snap shot of our adventures….
Going contactless is easy, it’s pretty readily available and you’ve already got the technology on your card – if you haven’t…update it. Carrying change in your pockets is, to quote Alan Partridge, ‘just saaaaaad’. To find out more about going contactless with VISA, click here.