Big Four Carriers Form New Mobile Payment Initiative
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Lobbying to congressman to have the most beneficial laws for us.
The third is to help educate consumers and retailers about the positive facets of payments made with mobile devices.
Create mass marketing campaign to convince consumers to buy new phones with this capability and use it to make more profits for us and our services which we will charge for.
smartphones are NFC-Capable.
HTC One X
I probably missed a few. NFC is becoming
increasingly more, and more standard.
Kind of odd