I googled to ask if I could use my posb debit card as an ezlink without topping up because I left my main ezlink card at home.
It didn’t exactly answer me and my card is an older passion card POSB debit card which did have the ezlink icon at the back.
The simple answer is no.
I couldn’t use my card because it didn’t have any “value” loaded in it.
So in an emergency, you had to somehow top it up first if it’s one of the older cards, I think the newer ones can just auto deduct. I didn’t check it but it might be able to, if you do this, comment if it succeeds!
Anyway to top up your ezlink enabled debit card just go to the ATM and click more services when you log in at the machine.
There, click ezlink top up. It will tell you to remove your atm card, put it next to the keypad for the sensor to sense the card which you want to top up.
It’s the same place if you want to top up a regular ezlink card or cashcard too.
Just follow the instructions on screen and your debit card is now ready to be your alternate ezlink.
You don’t even have to install SimplyGo to somehow top it up if you just need it to be used for an emergency and if you don’t have a phone with you.