I will be arriving in Paris on Sunday, Nov 26 and departing on Thursday Nov 30.
When I was in Paris last year, I got a navigo weekly pass on the plastic card with my photo. We used our passes quite a bit and it was great.
I would like to know if I can still use that same card, refill it using my iphone in one of the 3 apps.
If so, would I get a one day pass for Sunday, and a weekly for Mon-Thurs? And is the deadline for purchasing the weekly pass the Thursday before my trip starts? Thank you so much for such an informative site and the option to ask questions.
Yes, you can re-use the Navigo card (up to 10 years), and you should be able to recharge the plastic card using your iPhone (using its NFC chip on the back) and pay with your Visa or Mastercard credit card.
If one of the three apps works for you to do this, you can purchase & load the Sunday Navigo Day pass onto your Navigo card as early as Nov. 20 (six days in advance). For the Navigo week pass, you can load that onto your Navigo card from Nov. 24 onwards to be valid between Nov. 27 - Dec 3rd. (Purchasing for the next Monday - Sunday stretch on Navigo week passes starts at Friday 00:00:01, i.e. just after midnight Thursday).
Thanks for the kind words about the site. :)