If you just bought the newest Smart Tag from Touch n’ Go Sdn Bhd, it may not come with any user manual. Here’s how to set it up.
It’s inevitable that if you live in Kuala Lumpur, you will need a car to commute. Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding areas are well connected with expressways but most of them are tolled. In order for you to pass the toll plaza you can either pay by cash, swipe a smart card or use a SmartTag.
SmartTag is an acronym in Malay for Sistem Membayar Automatik Rangkaian Tol or “Toll Network Automatic Payment Systems”. This electronic device is placed inside your vehicle and helps you “pay” highway tolls automatically without having to reach for your coins. It is capable of “communicating” with the transceivers installed on the dedicated SmartTag lanes of toll plazas in Malaysia.
If you use the highway frequently, it’s best to invest on this device because it will help save you time especially if there are long queues at the toll plazas or if you don’t have any change to pay for tolls. I bought mine at a petrol station which is currently sold at RM120.00 (approximately US$40). You can also get this at the offices of various expressway companies which are usually located at major toll plazas.
When I got mine a few days ago, it didn’t come with any instruction so it took me a bit of time to figure out how to setup this device. The folks at the petrol station were also clueless. The package comes with:
- The main SmartTag device – the sensor is covered by a black plastic plate (next to the SmartTag logo).
- A mounting bracket to mount the SmartTag on your vehicle
- A 9V GP alkaline battery
- Warranty card
If you already have a Touch ‘n Go card then you’re ready to use this device. Otherwise, you’ll have to get one from your nearest petrol station or convenience store such as 7-11.
Step-by-Step on How to Setup and Install the New Touch ‘n Go SmartTag Version 2013
Firstly, you’ll have to install the battery…… bably less than RM15 (US$5) each. Oh well, that’s how monopoly works in Malaysia!