29 March 2016 – M1 customers first to enjoy contactless transit payments – More info


29 March 2016 – Samsung embraces adoption of NFC for public transit in Singapore with gamut of NFC-enabled mobile phones – More info


29 March 2016 – Near Field Communication-Enabled Mobile Phones Now Usable for Public Transport Payments – More info


22 August 2012 – NFC services now available at all M1 Shops.


22 August 2012 – SingTel and EZ-Link launch NFC payment services. – More info


3 August 2012 – EZ-Link successfully integrates the ez-link purse with the NFC and Trusted Third Party (TTP) infrastructure. Link to IDA/Gemalto release “Near Field Communication Services Go Live in Singapore”More info


3 August 2012 – EZ-Link collaborates with StarHub for SmartWallet “StarHub unveils “SmartWallet”, in collaboration with DBS, EZ-Link and MasterCard”More info



25 October 2011 – As part of the consortium team, EZ-Link receives Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) NFC Call for Collaboration (CFC) award to develop an interoperable mobile NFC infrastructure and mobile payment services in Singapore. “DBS, EZ-Link And StarHub to Roll Out Near Field Communication Mobile Service by 2012” –  More info



December 2010 – 1, 000 DBS customers with StarHub mobile plans are first in Singapore to take part in eight-month trial. Payments made from mobile handsets accepted at all MasterCard PayPass™ merchant outlets, ez-link card merchant outlets, and public buses and trains.


30 November 2010 – EZ-Link, DBS Bank, Gemalto, MasterCard and StarHub announce first NFC Mobile Payment Solution trial service. “DBS Customers with StarHub Plans are the First to Use the New NFC Mobile Payment Solution in Singapore”More info


4 May 2010 – Through the collaboration of MasterCard and DBS, EZ-Link FEVO MasterCard cardholders can look forward to using StarHub mobile phones to make NFC payments. “MasterCard Announces Pilot of New NFC Mobile Payment Solution Addressing Multiple Handsets” –  More info



18 October 2007 – EZ-Link and StarHub distribute handsets to their customers for the first public trial in Singapore – and one of the largest trials in the world.


17 October 2007 – EZ-Link and StarHub complete internal NFC trials EZ-Link and StarHub celebrate the launch of their Near-Field Communication (NFC) Phone trial with 1,000 handsets distributed to their customers”More info

3 September 2007 –
EZ-Link and StarHub announce partnership to enable consumers to pay for bus and train fares, and for meals and groceries simply by tapping their mobile phones. EZ-Link and Starhub announce partnership to launch Near-Field Communication (NFC) services in Singapore”More info