Samsung chooses Wizway as its partners

15 January 2019

Samsung chooses Wizway as its partners
to become the first Smartphone manufacturer
to offer native digital ticketing on a Smartphone

 

Validation avec un smartphone NFC sur un valideur SNCF

Ticket validation with a Galaxy S9 smartphone in Levallois-Pereire station (Paris)

 

Wizway Solutions, France’s leading company for digitising tickets on NFC Smartphones, has signed a partnership deal with Samsung giving it access to the secure element in Samsung Galaxy[1] phones. This service will allow owners of compatible Samsung Galaxy phones to buy their transport tickets (season ticket, single ticket, book of tickets) from their mobile app and validate them just as easily as with a contactless card. Samsung is collaborating with Wizway to become the first mobile manufacturer to open up their technology to European transport.

Wizway Solutions is continuing its development strategy of offering its service to all NFC Smartphone owners. This technology, which is based on a physical component, offers the highest level of security and the most seamless customer experience. Transport tickets can be validated or checked, even when the telephone is switched off or out of battery. For the transport operator, the system operates in an identical way to contactless cards, offering rapid deployment on existing equipment.

This partnership with the world’s leading Smartphone manufacturer will allow users of compatible Samsung Galaxy to benefit from this service from the first quarter of 2019 on the major transport networks on which Wizway’s solution already operates, such the Paris Region (l’Île-de-France), Lille and Strasbourg. They will be the first cities to offer 100% mobile contactless journeys, with optimal security and an unparalleled customer experience.

Laurent Moquet, Marketing Director IM B2B of Samsung France says: “We’re proud to be partnering with Wizway Solutions to offer simplified mobility to our users. This partnership underlines our desire to improve the daily lives of Samsung Galaxy users by getting the best out of the latest technology, as we have already done with Samsung Pay.

Louis Brosse, CEO of Wizway Solutions adds: “We’re delighted to have been chosen by Samsung to offer this innovative and eagerly awaited service to owners of Samsung Galaxy. This partnership is a major step forward in the building of a European platform that will offer all transport operators a unique access to all the mobile players.”


About Wizway Solutions
Wizway Solutions is the French leader in digital ticketing on NFC Smartphones. Aimed at simplifying contactless transport, Wizway offers a global solution for the digitisation of transport cards and tickets on NFC Smartphones that has already been taken up by the main transport networks in France.
www.wizwaysolutions.com


Wizway Solutions Press Contacts
Pepper Menthe Communication
Samira Chakkaf Andalouci : 07 86 11 14 52 samira@peppermenthe.com
Sophie Lozach : 06 63 17 36 43 sophie@peppermenthe.com


[1] Compatibles models : Samsung Galaxy A5 2017, Galaxy A8, Galaxy S7 et S7 edge, Galaxy S8 et S8+, Galaxy S9 et S9+, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 9