Touch ‘n Go (TNG) Group today announced the launch of its upgraded card that allows users to reload from their app without any surcharges.
The upgraded card also has a new minimalistic look that comes with higher encryption levels to promote better security.
In addition to this, each card is also fully registered as it is attached to a Touch ‘n Go eWallet account when mobile reloads are performed.
The upgraded card is available for purchase at RM10, the same price as the older version Touch ‘n Go cards and is available for purchase via the app as well as at selected retail locations nationwide.
Once users receive the upgraded card, they will need to link the card to their Touch ‘n Go eWallet.
Users will need to hold the card to the back of their NFC-compatible smartphone for five seconds to activate the new card.
After completing the linkage, users can then view the card’s balance and perform reloads.
The function is currently available for both iOS and Android devices, and users can link up to 5 cards to their Touch ‘n Go eWallet.
TNG said that should stocks for these cards run out on the Touch ‘n Go eWallet app or retail channels, users are advised to register their interest in the app, and they will be notified when these cards become available for purchase.
Similar to the current Touch ‘n Go card, the upgraded Touch ‘n Go card can be used for cashless payments as usual across all use-cases including toll highways, public transportation services, and over 700 parking sites in Peninsular Malaysia.
“We’re so pleased to be able to bring this to market, addressing the most common pain point for users of our cards – reload inconvenience.
With this enhanced card offering, our users can now choose to obtain a card that they can reload anytime or anywhere from their Touch ‘n Go eWallet app on their mobile phones. There will also be no reload surcharges levied for the use of this service,”
said Effendy Shahul Hamid, Group CEO of Touch ‘n Go Group.