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Large Scale Contactless Payment Trials Begin In Atlanta

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Dec 14, 2005, 1:22 PM   by (staff)

Philips, together with Cingular, Nokia and Chase Bank, is bringing contactless payment to the Philips arena in Atlanta. Thrashers and Hawks season ticket holders with a Cingular and Chase account can then use a Nokia 3220 with an NFC shell to pay for items or download content at over 150 concession stands and kiosks around the arena. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a technology similar to RFID, but only works when the chip is within a few inches of the reader. It can work as a credit card, debit account, or a myriad of other functions such as train ticket or door key. FeLiCa, a technology based on NFC, has already been adopted as the standard contactless system by all Japanese carriers, banks, and many transportation systems as well. Previously Motorola conducted NFC trials in Florida with the help of Mastercard, which brands NFC as "PayPass."

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Dec 14, 2005, 9:10 PM

welcome to 2001

This technology's been around since 1997 in both Japan and Hong Kong. It was commercialised in 2001, where they take the card almost anywhere (convenient store, parking garage, buses and trains, and etc). It's nothing new. Typical American technology advancement pace...

Dec 14, 2005, 1:45 PM

Some trial

"Thrashers and Hawks season ticket holders with a Cingular and Chase account can then use a Nokia 3220 with an NFC shell..."

Well I hope all four of those testers buy hot dogs like there's no tomorrow.

Dec 14, 2005, 1:38 PM


I cant wait till it comes to my town
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