Oyster Phones

Articles, LondonUnlockedEditor

200809031216.jpgFrom The Guardian:

Passengers on London Underground could be using their mobile phones to get through the ticket barriers and even pay for their lunch within the next two years, after a trial in the capital by O2 and Transport for London.

Given that TfL is shifting to the next generation of Oyster, our earlier concerns remain about the contractual arrangements which TfL is entering into in the closing years of a contract.

LondonUnlocked has yet to see any evidence that TfL's plans for the further deployment of Oyster technology are backed with the necessary security protocols, or that any provisional contracts signed by partners will not land TfL with substantial bills for compensation should the system be breached.