T-money

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T-money
티머니
LocationSeoul Metropolitan Area
LaunchedApril 2004
TechnologyISO/IEC 14443 Type A/B
OperatorKorea Smart Card
ManagerKorea Smart Card
CurrencyKRW ( 500,000 KRW maximum load )
Credit expiryNone
Auto rechargeavailable in different name
ValidityRapid transit systems in Seoul Capital Area, Busan, Daegu, Daejeon
 Public transport bus systems in Seoul Capital Area(excluding Baengnyeong Island), Daejeon, Sejong, South Chungcheong, Daegu, Busan, Ulsan, Jeju etc.
 Taxis that have a card reader (Seoul Capital Area, Daejeon, Busan, Daegu, Ulsan, Gwangju, Jeju etc.)
 CVSs that accept T-money cards
RetailedSubway stations
 convenience store and kiosk
 Korea Post and Shinhan Bank
VariantsSeoul Citypass
Websitehttp://www.t-money.co.kr
 
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T-money
T-money
티머니
LocationSeoul Metropolitan Area
LaunchedApril 2004
TechnologyISO/IEC 14443 Type A/B
OperatorKorea Smart Card
ManagerKorea Smart Card
CurrencyKRW ( 500,000 KRW maximum load )
Credit expiryNone
Auto rechargeavailable in different name
ValidityRapid transit systems in Seoul Capital Area, Busan, Daegu, Daejeon
 Public transport bus systems in Seoul Capital Area(excluding Baengnyeong Island), Daejeon, Sejong, South Chungcheong, Daegu, Busan, Ulsan, Jeju etc.
 Taxis that have a card reader (Seoul Capital Area, Daejeon, Busan, Daegu, Ulsan, Gwangju, Jeju etc.)
 CVSs that accept T-money cards
RetailedSubway stations
 convenience store and kiosk
 Korea Post and Shinhan Bank
VariantsSeoul Citypass
Websitehttp://www.t-money.co.kr

T-money is a rechargeable series of cards and other "smart" devices used for paying transportation fares in and around Seoul and other areas of South Korea. T-money can also be used in lieu of cash or credit cards in some convenience stores and other businesses. The T-money System has been implemented and is being operated by Korea Smart Card Co., Ltd which is 34.4% owned by Seoul Metropolitan City Government, 31.85% owned by LG CNS, and 15.73% owned by Credit Card Union.

Use[edit]

Similar to its predecessor, the "Seoul Bus Card", T-money can be used to pay for bus, subway and some taxi fares. T-money is accepted by:

Some stores and attractions including Seoul's four palaces (except Gyeonghuigung), Lotte World amusement park, Kyobo Book Centre, GS 25 and other selected convenience stores accept T-money as payment.

Card types[edit]

Standard[edit]

T-money cards cost 2,500 - 3,000 won and can be purchased and recharged at stations, banks, convenience stores and kiosks located adjacent to bus stops. Self-service recharge machines are also available. Cards can easily be scanned while within a purse or wallet, but can be damaged if bent or otherwise subjected to unnecessary force.

Discount cards[edit]

There are two types of discount cards available for sale, one for teenagers (age 13-18) and the other for children (age 7-12). One needs a proper ID such as a Youth Card or Student ID in order to purchase these cards. Discount cards must be registered via the Internet within 10 days after first use. Registration requires the number on the card, and a National ID number or Foreigner registration number, or, there is a form available on the t-money website (under English Errors) that can be emailed to customer service along with supporting documentation. Senior citizens are entitled to free transportation and can pick up free tickets at counters in subway stations.

Special cards[edit]

T-money accessories[edit]

T-money with cellphone

Smaller, more durable T-money cards with a lanyard for easy attachment to cell phones are also available, for about 6000~8000 won. Watches, dolls, MP3 players, portable memory sticks, rings and bands containing T-money chips are also on sale.

Related cards[edit]

Other cards[edit]

History[edit]

See also[edit]

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