SPRING, Texas — ExxonMobil plans to roll out several updates to its Speedpass+ mobile payment app, and it spells good news for Ford vehicle and Apple Watch owners.
“This is more than a cashless payment app; it is a platform that earns and redeems Plenti loyalty points and manages receipts. With ExxonMobil’s heritage and commitment to innovation, the Speedpass+ app continues to bring new benefits to its users,” said Matt Bergeron, VP of marketing for ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants and Specialties Marketing Company.
Introduced in early 2017, Ford’s AppLink technology in Sync 3 allows Speedpass+ app users to use the in-vehicle touch screen and voice commands to authorize payment, making it the first fuel payment connected car application in the United States. Ford owners can also use the app to check how much fuel is left in the tank when they are away from their car.
"Customers can apply for the ExxonMobil Smart Card, a private label credit card issued by Citibank.”Additionally, Apple Watch owners can now use the Speedpass+ app to select their pump and authorize payment. “We are always looking for ways to give Exxon and Mobil consumers a safe, clean, convenient and quick way to fill up, and mobile payments are helping us to redefine the consumer shopping experience at the pump,” added Bergeron.
Another update to the Speedpass+ app is the option to apply for an ExxonMobil Smart Card, a private label credit card issued by Citibank. Once the application for credit is approved, the card will be automatically added as a payment option within the app so the customer can begin to use it right away. As an incentive, ExxonMobile is offering new accounts for a limited time 20 cents off per gallon for the first two months and six cents on every gallon afterward.
These Smart Card saving benefits can also be combined with points earned through the Plenti Loyalty Program. To earn Plenti points with each Speedpass+ transaction, consumers can link their Plenti account with their Speedpass+ account. Consumers who don’t yet have a Plenti account can sign up from within the Speedpass+ app to begin earning points immediately.
“We are focused on providing consumers with the best possible experience at our Exxon and Mobil stations. This includes making the process to earn and use Plenti points completely seamless,” said Kim Kemper, U.S. loyalty manager for ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants and Specialties Marketing Company. “The Speedpass+ app makes earning and redeeming Plenti points as easy as possible.”
All Speedpass+ app transactions are secure and use an encrypted token to protect the consumer’s data, added ExxonMobile. Consumers can select their payment method from a number of options, including major credit cards, debit cards, ExxonMobil Smart Cards, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. The app is free and available for download via the App Store and Google Play.