From now on, all Beijing subway lines will support NFC-enabled mobile phone entrance. The passengers no longer need to use public transport cards or tickets, and can just swipe their phone to enter the subway, Chinese media Beijing Youth Daily is reporting.

Smartphones installed with NFC (near-field wireless communication) module can support the public transport smart card function. When you use it, it’s just like how you swipe your transport card to the reader. In addition, users don’t have to pay a deposit to use this service.

Since Fangshan line of Beijing subway promoted the use of mobile payments phone ride in June, they reportedly added new 200,000 mobile cards in a month. This feature got very popular from the trial period, and from today all the Beijing subway lines will provide this service.

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Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com