Contactless bank cards

Roland Perry lists at
Tue Nov 16 15:11:26 GMT 2010

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<AANLkTinR+ppkizFHcY3a2Uxcbuh0-1OTg10=eq5HuUdK at>, Francis 
Davey <fjmd1a at> writes
>Actually my first worry on seeing these things advertised was
>something entirely legal. Along the lines of an unobtrusive sign
>saying "entrance fee £5" or something like that. Auto charge people as
>they walk in (does contactless have that range? Or will it)

I've never actually found a machine to try my card out upon. But the 
Oyster pads in London require the card to be pretty much out of a wallet 
and touching the surface. Similarly the RFID cards used on the buses in 
Nottingham. The technology is dozens of order of magnitude away from 
scanning the bus pass in the passenger's pocket as he gets on board.
Roland Perry

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