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1.       Trudy
7887 posts
 13 Feb 2010 Sat 12:22 pm

It´s been 3 years since I´ve visited Istanbul so I wonder is the akbil still the same as this one?

 

2.       si++
3785 posts
 13 Feb 2010 Sat 12:49 pm

 

Quoting Trudy

It´s been 3 years since I´ve visited Istanbul so I wonder is the akbil still the same as this one?

 

 

 

Yes. I still use the one from 10 years ago or something.

3.       Trudy
7887 posts
 13 Feb 2010 Sat 12:51 pm

 

Quoting si++

 

 

Yes. I still use the one from 10 years ago or something.

 

Thanks!

4.       vineyards
1954 posts
 14 Feb 2010 Sun 02:04 am

They are based on a product called iButton from Dallas Semiconductors. We use them in our designs occassionally too. Very useful devices.

 

These days, when you have left your akbil home, you usually pay the driver and he uses his akbil (don´t know if it is really his or the company´s) in your stead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.       Bea Blanchi
213 posts
 14 Feb 2010 Sun 03:09 pm

What is this device used for exactly? Is it useful to get one if we plan to visit Istanbul? What´s teh cost of getting one, how does it work?

 

Sorry for so many questions, just trying to understand, found the post interesting.

 

Many thanks in advance to anyone who will be kind enough to spare the time to explain.

 

 

6.       yakamozzz
398 posts
 14 Feb 2010 Sun 03:36 pm

 

Quoting Bea Blanchi

What is this device used for exactly? Is it useful to get one if we plan to visit Istanbul? What´s teh cost of getting one, how does it work?

 

Sorry for so many questions, just trying to understand, found the post interesting.

 

Many thanks in advance to anyone who will be kind enough to spare the time to explain.

 

 

 

in estonia we use them to get in the appartement building (home)...it´s like...an electronical key...

7.       vineyards
1954 posts
 14 Feb 2010 Sun 03:57 pm

 

Quoting Bea Blanchi

What is this device used for exactly? Is it useful to get one if we plan to visit Istanbul? What´s teh cost of getting one, how does it work?

 

Sorry for so many questions, just trying to understand, found the post interesting.

 

Many thanks in advance to anyone who will be kind enough to spare the time to explain.

 

 

 

In Istanbul, we use a thingummabob like the one in the picture. You can load credits on this device using an automatic machine available at important stations.

 

By touching the metallic part of the device on the sensor of a turnstyle you make your payment and gain access. When you do this you hear a confirmatory beep sound if you have enough credit on your akbil. If not, you are warned by a different beep. Student akbils beep differently too. There is some discount for akbil users and other advantages such as a charge free transfer to train after a boat travel.

 

All means of public transportation (commuter train, ferries, passanger boats, seabuses, the subway system, trams, public buses, cable cars etc) work with akbil.

8.       Trudy
7887 posts
 14 Feb 2010 Sun 04:45 pm

I just have to take it with me when coming to Istanbul and not - like it happened before - finding out in the plane: Oh, I forgot it.

9.       Bea Blanchi
213 posts
 14 Feb 2010 Sun 05:02 pm

 

Quoting vineyards

 

 

In Istanbul, we use a thingummabob like the one in the picture. You can load credits on this device using an automatic machine available at important stations.

 

By touching the metallic part of the device on the sensor of a turnstyle you make your payment and gain access. When you do this you hear a confirmatory beep sound if you have enough credit on your akbil. If not, you are warned by a different beep. Student akbils beep differently too. There is some discount for akbil users and other advantages such as a charge free transfer to train after a boat travel.

 

All means of public transportation (commuter train, ferries, passanger boats, seabuses, the subway system, trams, public buses, cable cars etc) work with akbil.

 

Thank you Vineyards for this explanation.

10.       yakamozzz
398 posts
 14 Feb 2010 Sun 05:19 pm

so interesting...here in estonia this little thing has only 1 purpose - opening the door for getting back home...for all those busses libraries tickets to everywhere etc we use ID-card (it has this chip in the middle and through this chip it connects to internet and with pin 1 code you can sign in to everywhere and make all payments through internet banking on that card - for bus tickets theatre tickets etc, and with pin 2 code you can give your digital signature to any legal documents you need - without leaving home)...even for internet banking and making appointements to doc and voting on covernmental elections we use 1 plastic card...ID-card...really - so interesting...{#emotions_dlg.think}

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