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Old 21st June 2017, 06:13 PM
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So were nearly 2 years down the line and my local Shell station still doesnt have this pay and go thing.



And apparently you've switched to driving a Saab too Delboy


I was just thinking about this yesterday coincidentally.

I tried using Fill Up & Go a few times when it was first launched but (because of all the issues) I gave up trying and had pretty much forgotten about it until yesterday.

I have the Shell App on my phone still, but I find that slow and buggy, which doesn't exactly fill me with confidence.

So does Fill Up & Go work reliably now?
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Old 21st June 2017, 07:19 PM
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I wouldn't know, I have yet to find a station that does it
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Old 21st June 2017, 10:05 PM
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I've been using it for ages now. On my travels, I do sometimes find a Shell station that doesn't have it and that drives me crazy now that I've gotten so used to it. It feels like such a pain to walk in and pay now!

The app was truly awful and would crash two or three times every time I opened it. It's still not exactly slick but it works much better now. I still hate the way offers need to be activated and they sometimes don't appear until you've opened the app, so you may miss an offer on bonus points for refuelling because you've just refuelled without seeing the offer.

There are now two methods of payment - either PayPal or ApplePay. I had a few issues with PayPal when it was first launched, so I switched to ApplePay.

The trigger to start a payment is no longer scanning the QR code at the pump. It's now selecting 'pay at pump' in the app, which locates you and whether or not you're at a participating station. Then, you can either tap in the pump number or scan the QR code.

Overall, I'm pleased with the system and I'd hate to go back to the old way of the flaky chip and pin readers at the pumps, or even walking in to pay. The app still needs tweaking and I wish the offers were a little less work.
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Old 22nd June 2017, 04:05 AM
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Now all you need to for all oil companies to offer what 7-11 (they bought the Mobil fuel distribution network here a few years ago) does here.
On their app, you can track the fuel cost 'cycle' and lock in the lowest price for the week and pay that price when you finally need to fill up...

I never use 7-11, as I prefer to use BP Ultimate (and BP remain the only fuel company not affiliated with a Supermarket (or 7-11)), but I do like that app and wish the other oil companies would follow suit!
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