13th February 2020 - 2 min read
Touch ’n Go (TNG) and Shell Malaysia are collaborating to enable fuel payments at Shell using the TNG RFID tag. Touch ’n Go also announced that it would be giving out 10,000 free RFID tags at 10 participating Shell stations when customers spend a minimum of RM50 using their TNG eWallet.
“Soon, Malaysians will be able to experience RFID fuelling that allows payments to be completed at the bay, without any interaction with their mobile phone or point-of-sale system,” said Syahrunizam Samsudin, CEO of Touch ’n Go Sdn Bhd. “Furthermore, transaction details are available immediately at the palm of their hands, through the TNG eWallet.”
The new payment feature is expected to be launched some time at the end of this year.
Touch ’n Go revealed its plans to expand the use of RFID technology beyond its current scope just last week. This came alongside Touch ’n Go’s big announcement that RFID tags will no longer be issued for free from 15 February onwards, which spurred a flurry of long queues that conveniently wiped out stock for RFID tags at all fitment centres nationwide by 12 February.
Seeing as Touch ’n Go will start charging RM35 for RFID fitments on 15 February, those who missed out on the free RFID fitments might still be able to avoid the fee thanks to the TNG-Shell collaboration. The participating Shell stations for the free RFID tags are:
The free tags will be given out to customers who spend a minimum of RM50 using their TNG eWallet between 15 February and 31 March – but there are only 10,000 complimentary tags available, so you shouldn’t wait until the end of March to try your luck for one.
Those who have claimed their e-Tunai Rakyat digital incentive through the TNG eWallet can also take advantage of another TNG campaign at Shell stations. From 17 February to 14 March, TNG e-Tunai recipients are entitled to TNG eWallet cashback of RM5 + RM2 with a minimum spend of RM20 at Shell stations nationwide.
(Source: SoyaCincau, The Edge Markets)
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