This is a lame excuse given to milk users of another rm10. Why force user to change when it is still working fine...? Why is it that no safeguard is built in to verify it's integrity every now and then if there's wear n tear....?
The early day memory ic manufacturer guarantee a 10 year data retention but give a typical life span of 20 yrs or more.... Present day flash memory gives a guarantee of 20yrs or more...
....the cards have a 10-year expiry period as “all electronic products are subject to wear and tear.”
“Touch ’n Go is no exception. The electronic chip in the card, which carries the functions such as
memory storage, radio transmitter and receiver, has a 10-year life-span.
“The chip will lose its efficiency once it reaches the end of its lifespan,”