IMHO it's neither giffen goods nor public whatever goods....
It Ah Kong goods, uniquely Ah Kong. Standard definations dun apply.
It's not true that it takes 21 days to activate the GIRO link. I submitted my application thru email on 31 Aug and received a notification on 1 Sep. Printed out the email and went to a Translink outlet on the same day and activated the GIRO link.
Last edited by redstorm; 5th September 2009 at 11:32 AM.
We should add our comments to the Today Paper's thread on this issue, and hopefully we will get our views heard by a broader audience than just Clubsnap (I'm sure there are people from Transitlink who are also CS members, but oh what the heck...)
Best to refrain from inflammatory comments though, coz that will just degrade the thread.
Till now no other reply of their rational for the Fees, i even email to LTA for their feedback so called.
So will credit card company charged for every top-up like those Citi-Bank EZ-Link card etc anyone any idea
While using CC is an alternative, we have to take into consideration of those who don't possess a credit card, i.e., the general public.
• $0.25 convenience fee per top-up;
• $1.50 Application fee per card*;
• A refundable deposit amount equivalent to the chosen EZ-Reload by Giro top-up amount for each ez-link card
• $2 administrative fee for each unsuccessful deduction from bank account
* Application fee is waived if application form reaches EZ-Link before 26 February 2010.
fourth point, see the different between the old version and new version now $2 for unsuccessful deduction, from my usage i dun think there any from the old card, it just that u can entry the gate and u need to top up by cash or whatever means.
To my surprise, about 10 people, all in front of me, all choose not to go for Giro, although they are current Giro card users! It may be a coincident, but from what I've encountered here, people have gotten the letter from EZLink and most of them found it's not worth going for this CONVENIENT facility. There was this 50ish woman in front of me, and after knowing that there was this 25 cents 'convenient' fee to be charged for every successful deduction from the LTA lady, she said: 'Woah...so expensive. 25 cents for every deduction, No thank you'.
Also, there is no penalty fees for any unsuccessful attempts to top-up.
Last edited by Virgo; 6th September 2009 at 09:36 AM.
yeah. y a 25cent top up charges when last time they didn't charge...
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25 cents can come up to quite a significant amount of money if it's long term. I won't even pay if they can justify it, although no reason to show they can.
This time they can say 25 cents. Next time if they say 50 cents how?
with the old card, to sign up for GIRO, just go to the big machine at the MRT put in both your cards (ezlink and ATM) and press a few keys/numbers, the GIRO is activated immediately
with the new card, gotta write so many details, and it takes 2-21 days to activate.