So Ive SUCCESSFULLY used the system from the last few days..
Its definitely something to do with the frequency of the use. As I stated I generally use it once a month and EVERYTIME have had to ring up the centre to “do something to my key” to get the bike to release.
However – In the past 3 days (since my original diatribe) Ive managed to get bikes released each day and on BH Monday I even managed to run the old 30minute scam and get 4 bikes out in a journey around London. (however, I passed many casual users having problems with the multiple hire codes).
I can only put it down to software and comms issues. It appears the terminals are connected over GSM/3G but this just doesnt appear to be connecting often enough to make the system work. And the data to the apps is a f**kin mess
Im now on a bit of a truce with the system, hopefully Ill manage to keep up some regular usage over the summer to keep my key “online”.