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Metrolinx to Debut Apple Pay and Other Contactless Presto Payments

Presto customers rejoice, Metrolinx will be introducing new contactless payment options. This highly requested feature will slowly roll out to all transit agencies, with the UP Express being the first. Metrolinx will be kickstarting the pilot program for contactless payment today, March 11th, as reported by CityNews Toronto. Presto customers will now be able to...

PRESTO iPhone and Android Apps Remove $10 Minimum Reload Requirement

PRESTO on Thursday updated its iPhone and Android apps to now allow travellers to reload as little as $0.05, removing the previous $10 reload requirement. This means those reloading cards can now pay specific amounts below $10 when topping up. The change also applies to PRESTO online, too. Last year, PRESTO removed the $10 minimum...

PRESTO iPhone App Update Finally Brings Real-Time Card Reloads and More

Last month we told you beta testers of the PRESTO iPhone app gained the ability to reload cards in real-time and check balances instantly. Now, this highly anticipated update for the PRESTO iOS app is available for download. The update means PRESTO iOS users can now reload their cards by tapping them to the back...

PRESTO iOS App Beta Brings Instant Balance Reloads to iPhone via NFC

Back in February, PRESTO announced it would soon let users reload cards and check balances via their iPhone and the latter’s near field communication (NFC) chip, adding a functionality long available to select Android smartphones. Now, beta testers of the PRESTO iPhone app have let iPhone in Canada know the NFC feature for tap reloads...

Presto App Bug Causes Fare Gates to Crash, Allowing Passengers Free Rides

There appears to be a bug within the Presto app which causes fare gates to crash, after Android users try to reload their tap cards. According to CBC News, Robert Leyzerovich discovered the bug when he was testing the Presto app’s card reload functionality on his Samsung smartphone. He claims he encountered a series of errors while...

PRESTO App Now Available for Download on iOS or Android

After launching in beta last month, Metrolinx has announced the PRESTO app for iOS and Android is now available for download. The PRESTO app allows riders in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas to load balances onto their card and also manage funds. The app also allows users to get notifications on low balances, setup...

PRESTO iPhone App Launches in Beta, But Tap Fares Not Possible Yet

Metrolinx has announced the launch of beta testing for its highly anticipated PRESTO iPhone and Android apps, which will let transit riders in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas manage card balances on their mobile device. Here are the features of the iPhone app, which is looking for a limited number of beta testers: load...