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Are we being TRACKED?

Postby Nebbermind » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:03 am

We all know that our IU will BEEP at/near trhe ERP gantry when the cashcard has less than $5 in it.

BUT why does it beep when there's no ERP gantry in sight? :?

As far as I know, the MHI transponder (?), the white square box at ERP carparks is rather directional and has limited range. So what is our IU picking up? :?

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Re: Are we being TRACKED?

Postby Way2GO » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:19 am

Nebbermind wrote:We all know that our IU will BEEP at/near trhe ERP gantry when the cashcard has less than $5 in it.

BUT why does it beep when there's no ERP gantry in sight? :?

As far as I know, the MHI transponder (?), the white square box at ERP carparks is rather directional and has limited range. So what is our IU picking up? :?


d IU is set to beep when u hv <$5 credit in it,
whether u r near ERP gantry or not.
It's to remind u to top up.

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Postby tankee » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:20 am

mine only beeps at ERP gantry and most carparks.

i have not encountered my IU beeping elsewhere.

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Re: Are we being TRACKED?

Postby tankee » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:21 am

Way2GO wrote:d IU is set to beep when u hv <$5 credit in it,
whether u r near ERP gantry or not.
It's to remind u to top up.


OIC :D

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Postby qms » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:22 am

tankee wrote:i have not encountered my IU beeping elsewhere.


Because your cashcard always has more than $5 in value? :wink:

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Postby Guest » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:29 am

qms wrote:
tankee wrote:i have not encountered my IU beeping elsewhere.


Because your cashcard always has more than $5 in value? :wink:


I always drop until < $5 so I am "tracked" all the time.... :lol:
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Postby Nebbermind » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:42 am

One location I'm getting this BEEP is the Aljunied/Geylang/Sims junction near the Aljunied MRT.

BTW, these days ERP very expensive, especially passing thru CTE/PIE...$5 dunno enough or not!!

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Postby Augmum » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:11 am

Nebbermind wrote:One location I'm getting this BEEP is the Aljunied/Geylang/Sims junction near the Aljunied MRT.

BTW, these days ERP very expensive, especially passing thru CTE/PIE...$5 dunno enough or not!!

haha, yes, esp CTE.
so must take this into considersation when purchasing a house if u need to pass thru CTE every morning. :wink:

the most ridiculous is an ERP within ERP :wink: :P

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Postby raynreg » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:25 am

Your topic is timely. While I understand that beeping is there to remind motorists to top up if value falls below $5. But I dun recall having constant beeping meaning it gives a intermitten beep even now & then the moment you insert the cashcard into the IU. I use to get only a single reminder and dont get those beeping for the rest of the journey till I pass the gantry. Or are my ears failing me? Anyone experience the same. Its quite frustrating & distracting

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Postby carebear » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:45 am

Mine beeped continuously and error registered on the IU device.
I was sure that the value was more than $10 as i just topped up not long ago.
So i tried to top up the card and realized that it has expired.
So if it beeps to warn you of low value, it is a blessing.
It does not beep to warn you that it is expiring soon.
Luckily i inserted it before starting my journey.

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