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NETS Launches Instant Auto Top Up Activation On Android Phone

Launch marks the first time cardholders can enjoy instant activation of their Auto Top-Up Service on their phone; no need to activate at TransitLink Ticket office

Registration and transaction fees waived until 31 Dec 2015

First 10,000 cardholders to perform 1st ATU transaction will receive $5 credit

Singapore — NETS today launched the first-ever instant Auto Top-Up (ATU) activation service via phone for FlashPay cardholders.

Android Phone (with NFC) users can now activate the FlashPay ATU service instantly on their phones after receiving their activation code without having to make a trip to the TransitLink Ticket office. Cardholders will receive the activation code two days after they have registered their card details on the app and the code is valid for 7 days for instant activation.

The FlashPay ATU service makes hassle-free travel a reality as commuters can automatically top up the value on their cards to a predetermined amount (S$30, S$40 or S$50) when there is insufficient stored value on the card to make payment at all MRT and LRT stations, public buses, ERP gantries and EPS (upgraded) car parks.

Brenda Low, AVP, Card Products, NETS, said, “Our cardholders enjoy the convenience of the Auto Top-Up service but have been asking for an easier way to activate the service. By enabling activation via phone, we’re putting control in our cardholders’ hands without having to queue. They decide when and where to activate the service.”

FlashPay is a contactless card which can be used for payments at all MRT/LRT and public buses and over 85,000 acceptance points outside of the transit arena. Today, there are about 1 million monthly active FlashPay users who use it for everyday payments such as transit fares and small value payments including coffee, quick bites, taxi fares and groceries.

Where to download

The FlashPay Reader App is currently only available for Android users and can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store.

How to activate

Follow these steps to activate ATU via the FlashPay ReaderApp:

  • A 6-digit activation code was sent to you via SMS or email 2 days upon successful registration
  • Place FlashPay Card on the back of the phone with NFC turned on or launch the FlashPay Reader App
  • On the home screen, select ‘Top-Up Service’
  • Select “Auto Top-Up Activation”
  • Enter the 6-digit ATU activation code
  • Select “Activate”

$5 Credit with 1st ATU Transaction

From 1 October 2014, the first 10,000 customers who perform their first ATU transaction will receive $5 credit on their FlashPay card. Terms and conditions apply.

Win a condo and other treats with FlashPay

From now until 31 Dec 2015, all FlashPay cardholders stand a chance to win a condominium unit in Stratum when they tap and pay with FlashPay outside of transit points.

In addition to the Condo draw, FlashPay users also enjoy monthly treats as well as 5% rebate at all hawker centres as well as on all taxi rides. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information on FlashPay and ATU, please visit