First Bus unveils mTicket

First Bus unveils mTicket

First Bus unveils mTicket

First published in News

Mobile phones are just the ticket for bus users.

From next Aug 25, people living in Braintree, Brentwood, Chelmsford and the surrounding villages will be able to buy First bus tickets on their smart phone via a new app, ‘First Bus Mobile Tickets’.

They can then show the driver the ticket on their mobile phone screens to travel.

The app is available from the App Store and Google Play.

More information on First mTickets can be found online at firstgroup.com/ukbus/essex/journey_planning/mtickets/.

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3:54pm Thu 14 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

It will never be the same again!

I’m afraid I still hanker for the rather buxom size 22 ’Clippie’ lady crammed into a size 20 Moore’s Bus Company barrathea suit, clutching a row of cardboard tickets on a wooden clip board weighed down by a leather satchel full of tanners, three penny bits and proper pennies, sporting a hand held hole punch machine that would probably be dubbed as an offensive weapon these days.

Ah for the pre-decimal, pre-digital halcyon days of omnibus travel.

Pass me a tissue someone.
It will never be the same again! I’m afraid I still hanker for the rather buxom size 22 ’Clippie’ lady crammed into a size 20 Moore’s Bus Company barrathea suit, clutching a row of cardboard tickets on a wooden clip board weighed down by a leather satchel full of tanners, three penny bits and proper pennies, sporting a hand held hole punch machine that would probably be dubbed as an offensive weapon these days. Ah for the pre-decimal, pre-digital [pre -clean air!] halcyon days of omnibus travel. Pass me a tissue someone. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 4

4:43pm Thu 14 Aug 14

pierre-pierre says...

whats one of these?

will be able to buy First bus tickets on their smart phone via a new app, ‘First Bus Mobile Tickets’.

only got a cheap mobile that cost me less than £20, and it works OK
whats one of these? will be able to buy First bus tickets on their smart phone via a new app, ‘First Bus Mobile Tickets’. only got a cheap mobile that cost me less than £20, and it works OK pierre-pierre
  • Score: -2

5:18pm Thu 14 Aug 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Ah, Frenchie: you and Ompy would be a fine couple of gents - both hankering for the good ol' days like proper Luddites!

It's 2K14, dude: get a smart 'phone'. They do so much fort you AND even let you talk to someone if that need ever arises. ;-P
Ah, Frenchie: you and Ompy would be a fine couple of gents - both hankering for the good ol' days like proper Luddites! It's 2K14, dude: get a smart 'phone'. They do so much fort you AND even let you talk to someone if that need ever arises. ;-P /@|_|@\
  • Score: 0

5:34pm Thu 14 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Oi !

And fort you too!

:-(
Oi ! And fort you too! :-( OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 1

10:30pm Thu 14 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Hey /@|_|@\

I challenge you to take a look at:-

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and not come over all dewy eyed with a lump in your throat!

Them were the days m'lad!

Pneumatic Tyres and Windscreens! - Humbug! Whatever will they think of next?
Hey /@|_|@\ I challenge you to take a look at:- http://i.ebayimg.com /00/s/OTkxWDE2MDA=/z /Tp8AAOSwEK9TtYpK/$_ 57.JPG and not come over all dewy eyed with a lump in your throat! Them were the days m'lad! Pneumatic Tyres and Windscreens! - Humbug! Whatever will they think of next? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 1

9:43pm Fri 15 Aug 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Good grief. It seems like yesterday, winding our way up the back stairs to sit atop in the bracing breeze and freshening drizzle, cupping a fag in woolen mittened hands. And beating to the ole homestead the pantechnicon with our new armoire from Colchester.

That piccie would bring a tear to a glass eye.
Good grief. It seems like yesterday, winding our way up the back stairs to sit atop in the bracing breeze and freshening drizzle, cupping a fag in woolen mittened hands. And beating to the ole homestead the pantechnicon with our new armoire from Colchester. That piccie would bring a tear to a glass eye. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 1

11:12pm Fri 15 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

And no spitting on (or over the side of come to think of it) the top deck!
And no spitting on (or over the side of come to think of it) the top deck! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 2

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