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If you want to get a tag but don't own a car, you can still sign up online. This is what the rep told me to do. Falsify info on your cars plates, make and model (for the plate# write the first two letters of your family name with the last 4 digits of your cell number, year: current year, make\model: choose any), and once you have an account just log in and remove that car from your profile.

For those travelling the Lakewood - Brooklyn route often:

Sign up for a NY EZpass from either the NYSTA (Thruway) or MTA to avoid the $1 monthly fee. NJ/NY Port Authority charges the monthly fee.
The point of getting the NY and not NJ is to make some frequently travelled tolls cheaper.  The Verrazano bridge will be $6.55 instead of $10.17, the battery tunnel will be $5.33 instead of $7.50, the discounts you will lose out on for not having the NJ pass are very minimal (a couple of cents on the NJTP during peak hours)

Add the following discount plans:
Port Authority Staten Island Bridges Plan (PASI), which makes all PA bridges (Outerbridge,Bayonne,Goethals) $5.25,when crossing 3 or more times a month. There is nothing to lose as if you don't travel 3 times they simply adjust it to charge you the regular

You have to add carpool to your plan but if you end up going less than 3 times in the 30 day period you pay the full price for the toll (a little cheaper cause your using ezpass). I believe it takes 24 hours from when you call for it to activate and its per 30 day period not monthly.

EZP rate.
Port Authority Carpool Plan, $5 if you have 3+ people in the car.

NOTE: Sometimes signing up for the EZP with carpool on the plan you initially order, can cause a Port Authority EZ Pass to arrive (which has a monthly fee). It's therefore suggested to order a standard plan, wait until you receive your EZP (hopefully the MTA or NY Thruway  EZP versions) and then tack on the Port Authority Carpool Plan afterwards.   

Edit 5/19/2014: You can add PACP and PASI yourself on the website (in case the phone hours aren't convenient or you just plain don't like calling in general). Log in and choose "Plans" from the links on the left side of the page.

Another plus to having MTA issuing authority is that you can use PPT. Under this plan, you can keep a $0 balance in your EZ Pass account, and have tolls deducted from your bank account at the end of each day (by ACH). Downside is no miles for paying tolls, credit card is only a backup for when the ACH fails. (And if ACH fails even once you lose PPT plan and have to keep a debit balance in your account, so you can't have the miles & PPT :) )

Edit 12/28/2015: In order to ensure that you are enrolled by the MTA agency (see above), when you sign up, you should give an address in NYC (not just NYS). If you don't live there, ask a friend who lives there to receive the tags for you, and use his address. Afterwards, you may change the address to your home address in NJ (or wherever), and add whichever plans you want. This was suggested to me by EZ Pass, and it works.

To return an extra tag for NY MTA Authority:

Please return your tag(s) to:
P.O. Box 149001
Staten Island, NY 10314
along with a letter that states your Name, signature and E-ZPass account number.
For further assistance please contact (800) 333-8655 to speak with a Customer Service Representative.
« Last edited by qooldude on May 16, 2022, 04:34:23 PM »

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #520 on: March 22, 2022, 06:32:43 PM »
I believe best bet is picking one up from one of the OnTheGo locations.

https://www.e-zpassny.com/en/onthego/locations.shtml

+1 I did that but they ask to see your ID when getting one. No charge per month as it is a mta and bridges one.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #521 on: March 22, 2022, 06:51:43 PM »
Is there a charge for the tag itself? This will be no monthly fees?

The tags are $30 in NYC and Long Island, $25 elsewhere:

https://www.e-zpassny.com/en/onthego/general_info.shtml

BUT:

"The full $25.00 or $30.00 is applied respectively to the account once the tag is registered."


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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #522 on: March 22, 2022, 10:34:09 PM »
Car registered in NJ. Drive a lot between Lakewood and Brooklyn.

What's the best option for me?

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #523 on: March 22, 2022, 11:23:47 PM »
Car registered in NJ. Drive a lot between Lakewood and Brooklyn.

What's the best option for me?
Car registration is irrelevant. NJ ezpass has a small discount on the turnpike. All NY ezpasses gives a discount on the MTA bridges and tunnels. I assume  you only want one? the Free NY E-ZPass is the way to go (you probably don't use much turnpike to make it worthwhile). You can pick one up physically from an MTA center or get it mailed to Brooklyn - (without adding any plans other than the standard) until after the account opens. Or get it mailed to NJ, but there will be a monthly fee
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #524 on: April 25, 2022, 02:13:47 PM »
Iím bringing an Ez pass to NY for a friend, how do I make sure he doesnít get charged when a go through a toll?
 I think thereís a special bag to put it in, but I donít think I have one.
Any other ideas?

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #525 on: April 25, 2022, 02:18:12 PM »
Iím bringing an Ez pass to NY for a friend, how do I make sure he doesnít get charged when a go through a toll?
 I think thereís a special bag to put it in, but I donít think I have one.
Any other ideas?
wrap in silver foil

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #526 on: April 25, 2022, 02:20:51 PM »
wrap in silver foil

Thanx!
Iím gonna try that, hope it works

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #527 on: April 25, 2022, 02:50:08 PM »
Thanx!
Iím gonna try that, hope it works
I was told by E-ZPass phone reps that foil works better than the special bags

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #528 on: April 25, 2022, 07:40:30 PM »
I was told by E-ZPass phone reps that foil works better than the special bags
How can it work better if they both work? ???
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #529 on: April 25, 2022, 07:43:32 PM »
How can it work better if they both work? ???
Sometimes the special bag doesn't do the job of sealing it to keep it from being read in transit by mistake.

Foil has a better success rate

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #530 on: April 25, 2022, 08:21:11 PM »
Best way to get a E-ZPass in NY?

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #532 on: May 12, 2022, 03:50:09 PM »
Cancelled my account opened online with the monthly fee.
Got a new ezpass from a check cashing place in Queens for $30 and it has $30 preloaded on it with no monthly fees. Just used in MIA, worked great.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #533 on: May 12, 2022, 04:07:58 PM »
Cancelled my account opened online with the monthly fee.
Got a new ezpass from a check cashing place in Queens for $30 and it has $30 preloaded on it with no monthly fees. Just used in MIA, worked great.

I am happy to hear this finally worked out for you, albeit in a less than ideal way.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #534 on: May 20, 2022, 01:17:40 AM »
Any other plans are worthwhile besides PASI and (the nearly defunct) PACP?

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #535 on: May 29, 2022, 10:13:28 PM »
Any way to get rid of the $50 fee?

Will giving them a friend's E-ZPass number help?


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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #536 on: May 29, 2022, 11:27:06 PM »
Cancelled my account opened online with the monthly fee.
Got a new ezpass from a check cashing place in Queens for $30 and it has $30 preloaded on it with no monthly fees. Just used in MIA, worked great.
You can't get ezpass in Ohio?

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #537 on: May 29, 2022, 11:56:03 PM »
Any way to get rid of the $50 fee?

Will giving them a friend's E-ZPass number help?


Call and try. It should work (and report back).
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #538 on: May 30, 2022, 12:00:47 AM »
What's the violation?
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #539 on: May 30, 2022, 12:07:46 AM »
What's the violation?
Going thru a E-ZPass lane without a E-ZPass.