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MasterCard is offering Apple Pay users free public transport in London

As a Brit living in Manchester (rather than London), I’m seeing a slow increase in Pay adoption among the general public, though I’d imagine a large number of 6 and 6s users (not to mention wearers) have yet to activate the feature. Part of this is due to the fact that Barclays, one of the country’s biggest and most historic banks, has yet to offer support for the service.


Indeed, adding a card to Apple Pay couldn’t be easier: you can do so using your iPhone’s built-in camera, and the whole process should take no more than a minute or so. Moreover, a large (and growing) number of card issuers in Britain are offering support for Apple Pay.


The promotion, called “Free Fare Mondays,” launched today (Nov. 23) and runs through to Dec. 14, 2015. It’s available in London only, and allows Apple Pay users to have up to £27.90 in transport fares refunded each and every Monday. You’ll need to have performed an NFC (“contactless”) transaction with your MasterCard in Apple Pay in order to qualify for the refund, and you’ll also need to have travelled on either the London Underground, London Overground, a bus, tram, DLR, or using a National Rail service (in London, of course).


Londoners, starting today, will be able to take advantage of free public transport thanks to a new promotion by MasterCard that aims to raise adoption of Apple Pay.


The move by TfL last year to accept contactless cards and devices on London Underground has been a phenomenal catalyst to the growth in contactless payments across the UK. Now that Apple Pay has arrived we want to encourage travellers on London’s transport network to try it out and give them another convenient option to pay for their travel. What better way to do this, than to offer MasterCard customers using Apple Pay the chance to travel for free over the next four consecutive Mondays.

Apple Airport Extreme Base Station: It can Link Your Network With each other

When you first buy a pc and set it up in your home, you don’t need much pertaining to connections other than a modem and Internet connection. After you start adding things like a printer, an additional computer, entertainment devices, you need something different, like a wireless router.

A fine wireless solution is the Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station. You’ll have a blazingly quick plus safe wireless network. It will give you a world of possibilities with your home entertainment, backups, printing and much more. The performance shall be reliable because it uses both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands at the same time. Additionally it supplies an option for Guest Networking, so you can have effortless Internet sharing. Fifty users are able to connect to the wireless network concurrently. Not just that, but a USB hard drive that can be changed into a shared drive usable by everyone on the network.

The Apple Airport Extreme follows the Wireless-N specifications and can transmit multiple data streams using multiple-input and multiple-output. This provides a greater Wi-Fi range and provides really fast data transfer speeds. PCs Macs, iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches all perform with this router. Both bands, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, can be operated simultaneously by Airport Extreme, without having to make the option, which allows your Wi-Fi devices to always have optimal speed and range.

Any kind of device which can be connected on either band to the Airport Extreme will make use of the best available band automatically. You also can hook up a printer to the router to produce wireless printing. It is definitely simple as connecting the printer to the router and see it appear on the printer list found on your computer or Mac. This technology permits anybody on your network to print to a main location. With the USB hub which is on the Airport Extreme, you are able to share any apparatus that has a USB connection. You will be able to attach a good number of drives or multiple printers when needed.

When you started online, you were a one person organization, with very little computer knowledge. You had a computer that was linked with the Internet, and you also didn’t even use a printer. You may have never had a wireless network setup as well as had a router. But today, you may create a complex wireless network with the Apple Airport Extreme Base Station.

Edwin Basko

The Apple Mac Specialist and author