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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-10-2003, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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To "IPASS" or not to "IPASS" ?

Hey Bro’s I have couple questions about “IPASS”
normally don’t run the tollways much, but sometimes it’s
necessary and I hate stopping too pull change out of my pocket.

So here they are.

1 How many of you use it?
2 How does it work?
3 How much does it cost? And is it accurate
for the amount you paid?

4 Has any one had problems using it?
5 Where do I go to set it up?

Thanks Fred.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-10-2003, 04:09 PM
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If you want to use it on your bike it is still a pain in the azz. I dont like the idea of attaching it to the windshield becasue it will either fall off or get stollen.

So I keep it in the inside pocket of my riding jacket pull up to the booth, unzip my jacket, hold the ipass out in the open, then put it back and zip up and go. It is easier then dealing with change but leaves a lot to be desired.

Also I figure if I hold it out in the open the camera will see that and they would have a hard time convicting me of blowing a toll booth becasue thier equipment failed to work.
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i just put it in my trunk and forget about it. if it dont register its not my fault.

there is a site for the ipass. for locations on where you can get it from.

yes it will only charge the amount that it costs a toll.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-10-2003, 05:17 PM
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I got one several years ago. I had to pay a $40 deposit and it came in the mail about a week later. Mine is an older model that has a display that tells you how much the last 25 tolls paid were and what your balance is. You give them a credit card number and they refill it automatic. The only problem Ive have with it is if its anywhere in the open it will go off, Ive even had it in my glovebox and it still went off. Sometimes I want to pay with change when my balance is low so I take it off the windshield, but sometimes the thing goes off anyways. later.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-10-2003, 05:33 PM
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I've got it. Never had any problems.

Well worth it considering the hassle trying to get change when your riding and got gloves on. Just keep a credit card on file and it automatically charges when it gets to a certain low amount.

The other good thing is no traffic build up in the I-Pass lane.

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1 How many of you use it? My girlfriend and I each have one.

2 How does it work? Very well. Link it to your credit card then just put in your windsheild and forget it.

3 How much does it cost? I think it's like a $50 deposit and a $40 initial charge. My girlfriend got them for us, so I really don't know exactly.
And is it accurate
for the amount you paid? Yes.

4 Has any one had problems using it? None

5 Where do I go to set it up?
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As far as costs go I think they lowered the deposit on the transponder down to $10 on auto replenish (Credit Card) or $20 for manual replenish (money order or check). Other than that it is a minimum $40 in tolls to open an account. So the cheapest you can start for is $50 which $40 goes towards tolls.

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