Ruter's mobile app lets you buy your ticket before you get on board. The app is valid on the Metro, buses, trams,
ferries and trains in Oslo and Akershus.
RuterBillett requests access permission to the following functions:
- Read phone status and identity:
Used to protect your ticket from counterfeiting by linking it to your phone's unique ID. RuterBillett does not have access to make phone calls.
- Access precise location (GPS and network-based)
Used in connection with ticket purchases, so that RuterBillett can automatically suggest a ticket based on the zone in which you are located. You can still purchase a ticket even if the location function is turned off, but you must manually enter the stop or station from which the ticket will apply.
- Receive data from internet:
Used to facilitate communication with Ruter's ticketing system when purchasing and downloading tickets to your mobile.
- Receiving data from the internet:
Used when receiving error messages and information from Ruter's ticketing system.
- View network connections
Used during rapid receipt of error messages if the network goes down. This is to enable the customer to get fast notification and not to have to wait for an unnecessarily long time.
- Run from start-up/Autostart from start-up:
Used to send notifications when tickets and payment cards expire.
- Prevent the phone from sleeping
Used to safeguard communication between your phone and Ruter's ticketing system.
- Control of vibration function/vibrator:
Enables vibration on notifications.
- Read synchronisation settings:
Used to ensure that period tickets are updated automatically with a control code and today's picture.
- Use fingerprint hardware
To use fingerprint as an alternative to password.
- Read your contacts
Used when sending tickets to phone numbers stored in your contacts.
- Control near field communication
Used when reading the content of a travel card.
If you want to block access, you can do so from your phone using the "Settings" page.
30 Aoû 2021
Seems to work fine for Norwegians but can be very frustrating for foreigners as it doesn't accept foreign Visa cards (in my case, a Canadian card which has been accepted in several other countries in the world). Since I do not have an iPhone or PayPal, I cannot buy tickets through this app. So, sinc…
05 Aoû 2021