Anyone have the new automatically refilling MetroCards that the MTA released a few weeks ago?
It works like an EZPass almost. You fill it up with $40, then when the balance gets low, it automatically refills itself (aka charges your credit card).
Sounds convenient if you are a pay-as-you-go rider.
As you know, SUBWAYblogger is a monthly unlimited user. Unfortunately, this program doesn’t work for those cards. I wish it did. Just bill me the $81 and call it a day. Then again, I guess that’s sort of how TransitChek works.
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I got one. I like it since I don’t have to worry about how full my MC is. One thing I don’t like about it is that it automatically refills $40 when it gets below $30, so at any point in time, there is between $30 and $70 sitting in MTA’s account instead of mine. I’d be really great if you could set the threshold to refill and the refill amount.
Don’t put that cell phone too close to the card dude. De-magnification imminent.
@Josh: Yeah I read that. I thought for sure it was a typo. $30 threshold? You’d have to take 15 rides in the same day to blow through all that. That’s retarded. It should refill at $5.00.
These metrocards are not made to be used over and over again for months on end without them
eventually becoming damaged. They become demagnitized, they are bent, they get worn out, marks on them, dirt on them, etc. You will then need to get a brand new card and because you have this subscription, you will have to wait for Transit to mail you a brand new card and who knows just how long you will have to wait for it to arrive. I would recommend customers to purchase their cards at the booth or at the machines and avoid this particular automatic refill deal.