MasterCard’s late-2015 “Fare Free Mondays” promotion apparently proved popular, as the credit card issuer is once more allowing London-based MasterCard users to use Apple Pay on their Apple Watch, or iPhone 6 or later handset to ride the London Underground for free during the next three Mondays.
To be eligible, you must have a MasterCard added to your Apple Pay Wallet on your iOS device. Then, all you need to do is touch in and out with your NFC-equipped iPhone or Apple Watch on February 29th, March 8th and March 15th to escape the maximum £28.10 charge.
How to pay on TfL using your MasterCard with Apple Pay:
- Prior to boarding a bus or approaching a gate double-click the Home button of iPhone, when iPhone is locked.
- Select your MasterCard and place your finger on Touch ID until you see “Hold near Reader to pay” on the display.
- Touch the top of iPhone near the yellow card reader within one minute of completing “Step 2” listed above.
- You will see “Done” on the display, feel a brief vibration, and hear a beep, letting you know payment has been sent. A green light will also be displayed on the card reader.