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Songthaews should starts doing QR Code Payments

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Print the QR barcodes all inside the songthaew, 

 

would make life alot easier for passengers and the drive, and less dangerous for passengers who have to stand at the side of the vechicle to pay

 

Also Having 2 baht, or even worse 12 (5+5+5+1+1) baht in change every time is so annoying. 

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Think how about how many songthaews there are in bangkok and how long each waits for people to pay (maybe 5-10 seconds) so have an effect on reducing congestion

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A laudable idea. 

But.

How to ensure everybody (actually anybody) pays?

 

QR is great when the outcome is something controllable (vending machine, access to a location) but in an uncontrolled location people will avoid paying, it's human nature.

 

Any you're over paying if you pay a 12 Baht fare with 5+5+5+1+1.

 

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To the "cashless society" crowd:  What do you do when the power grid goes down?  The fact that modern humanity is on the cusp of an extinction level event seems to be lost on the short-sighted, which is pretty much every person on the planet with a smart-phone.  CME - coronal mass ejections - are a cyclical fact of live on this planet.  The next Carrington level event will end life as we know it on earth.  It's not a matter of 'if', it's a matter of 'when.'  That's worst case.  In the mean time, the 'grid' is still vulnerable to all sorts of natural and man-made phenomenon. 
"But - it's more convenient!"
Yeah, until it isn't.  :dry:

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How to make a simple transaction complex. Wife won't even give you change? How is the driver to know which person is paying with these sort of absurd apps if several get off at the same time? Like they say "keep it simple, stupid" (KISS)

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5 hours ago, Crossy said:

Any you're over paying if you pay a 12 Baht fare with 5+5+5+1+1.

It's the 'new and improved, sophisticated, urbane liberal' maths.  But it's probably correct.  5+5+1+1 (12) for the cost of the songtaw ride, then +5 for bank fees, connection fees, QE code reader fees, local, province, and VAT taxes, ecological fees, and carbon taxes all to be painlessly and 'conveniently' swept up for that one 12 THB transaction.  ?  Man, I can't wait!

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I say we go back to the barter system......an average fare should be........1 turnip........

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Why not start by have everyone count out their change and have it ready when the truck stops?

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