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Ticketeazy wants to boost mobile ticketing

There’ve been talk about mobile ticketing for a long time already, but still we don’t see much appearing on the market.

One of the latest initiatives is Ticketeazy, a project developed by Nick Van de Velde and Thomas Verhaeghe during their final year in college. They want to ease waiting lines at events through mobile ticketing, using twodimensional barcodes (QR codes) on the mobile phone.

When buying a ticket online, the user receives the bar code on his phone.  He simply has to scan that code at the entrance of the event to get access.  A copy of the bar code is sent to the mailbox, so it can be printed and scanned on paper as well, for those who are less confident the mobile technology will work properly.

At the moment, Ticketeazy targets small to medium large events.  They don’t have any test cases yet, but they are in talks with parties such as Tele Ticket Service, who has shown an intrest in the mobile service. 

Already 10.000 SMS tickets sold at De Lijn

A week after the launch of the new SMS ticketing service, Flemish transport company De Lijn has already sold 10.000 tickets by SMS.  That’s an average of 1.300 SMS tickets per day.

Buying a SMS ticket can be done by sending the code DL (ticket for 60 minutes) or the code DL120 (ticket for 120 minutes) to the shortcode number 4884.  The confirmation message that is received, can be used as a valid ticket on the bus.  The ticket costs 1,30 euro for 1 hour or 2,10 euro for 2 hours, which is about 28% cheaper than the tickets bought from the bus driver.