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Best toll payment method?

  • 08-03-2012 11:57am
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    Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ da_shee


    Hi

    So I have recently found myself in a position where I'm driving to East Wall everyday and to do so I have to use the East Link Toll. It costs €1.75 twice daily. So for five days a week, I'm looking at €17.50 and for a month it'll be €70 to €75.

    So I think I might be as well go off and get one of those tag yokies that I see so many cars using. Been on to tagcompare.ie and eflow.ie and there appears to be quite a few different companies that offer tags.

    Just wondering if anyone has experience using a tag and what would be the best value one to buy?

    Thanks

    Shee


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 986 ✭✭✭ etloveslsd


    I would go with Easytrip, their tags work on all tolls and in most qpark car parks. I also found their customer call centre much better that eflow, who i found to be a disaster.


  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ da_shee


    Just checking them there, they look reasonable enough. I would probably go with a 'purchased tag' if I go with them. They mention a monthly administration fee but they're a little vague on how much that actually is or is likely to be.


  • Registered Users Posts: 986 ✭✭✭ etloveslsd


    it's around €1.21 per month


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,241 ✭✭✭ Buffman


    Handy tag comparison site. http://www.tagcompare.ie/

    Just a warning to verify prices though, sometimes I've found some to be incorrect.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,781 ✭✭✭ Carawaystick


    etloveslsd wrote: »
    it's around €1.21 per month

    it's up to 1.23 now
    vat increase
    and there's no reductions on the toll amount on east link


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  • Registered Users Posts: 986 ✭✭✭ etloveslsd


    There's no reduction on any tolls other than the M50


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 97 ✭✭✭ eFlow: Una


    Hi folks,

    Just some info regarding eFlow tags:

    Our tag rental fee is €1.23 per month (including VAT) and having one of our tags reduces the cost of the M50 toll by €1.00 per passage. The eFlow tag can be used on all tolls in the Republic of Ireland.
    We offer a post-paid account (payment being taken automatically the month after for tolls/tag fee, following issue of a statement) and a pre-paid account (credit being put on the eFlow account and topped up by automated payment when it gets to a certain threshhold).

    Regards :)
    Una


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,781 ✭✭✭ Carawaystick


    eFlow: Una wrote: »
    Hi folks,

    Just some info regarding eFlow tags:

    Our tag rental fee is €1.23 per month (including VAT) and having one of our tags reduces the cost of the M50 toll by €1.00 per passage. The eFlow tag can be used on all tolls in the Republic of Ireland.
    We offer a post-paid account (payment being taken automatically the month after for tolls/tag fee, following issue of a statement) and a pre-paid account (credit being put on the eFlow account and topped up by automated payment when it gets to a certain threshhold).

    Regards :)
    Una

    Ah, there are two tolls on the m50. Could you clarify your statement? or do I get a euro off both tolls?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,374 ✭✭✭✭ foggy_lad


    Ah, there are two tolls on the m50. Could you clarify your statement? or do I get a euro off both tolls?
    There is only one toll on the M50?

    Apologies, the port tunnel is also part of the M50. I thought it was part of the M1.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13 ✭✭✭ Easytrip: Lynn


    Anyone have any queries regarding their easytrip account they can PM me.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 393 ✭✭ Conway635


    I've had a tag for 10 years now (was originally EzPass, now I think it has become easyflow) and it's the best hassle-saving device ever.

    Not having to root for change, and being able to sail through the M7/M8 tolls on the express lanes is worth every cent of the admin fee, and any occasional cent in interest that I might have lost by the fact that I'm pre-paying.

    Generally the tags work very well - battery tends to fail after about 4 years.

    C635


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13 ✭✭✭ Easytrip: Lynn


    Thanks & Just to clarify there Conway635 - eazypass is now easytrip but if you are having problems with the battery on your tag PM and I can resolve the issue for you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 393 ✭✭ Conway635


    Thanks Lynn - I'm fine for the moment, since I swapped to one of the newer, smaller tags (the ones that make a beeping noise) a year or so ago.

    I'd reccomend anyone to have a tag for the speed and convenience.

    C635


  • Registered Users Posts: 43 finbarrrr


    Folks,

    The "Pay as you go" Toll tags have a 10% "Service Charge" - what is that?
    Is it 10% on the total usage of the card, say €10 spent in tolls there is another €1 added??


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,659 ✭✭✭ BowWow


    finbarrrr wrote: »
    Is it 10% on the total usage of the card, say €10 spent in tolls there is another €1 added??

    Yes.


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