Large Scale Contactless Payment Trials Begin In Atlanta
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."
Samsung Pay Launches In the US
Samsung today made its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, available to U.S. consumers.
Samsung Pay Gains Support for Chase Cards
JPMorgan Chase account holders can now use their cards with Samsung Pay. Samsung has added support for Visa-backed Chase credit/debit cards to its mobile payment service.
Mastercard Adds Retail Mobile Payments to Bank Apps
Android owners will soon be able to use their own mobile banking app — rather than Android Pay or Samsung Pay — to make tap-and-go payments in stores. Mastercard has expanded its Masterpass program to mobile devices so consumers can make contactless payments at various retailers.
Capital One Adds NFC-Based Payments to Android App
Capital One today added tap-and-go mobile payment powers to its Android application, independent of services such as Android Pay or Samsung Pay. Capital One cardholders can add their debit card or credit card to the Capital One Android mobile app and make secure payments anywhere contactless payments are accepted.
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Well I hope all four of those testers buy hot dogs like there's no tomorrow.