GSMA Picks Motorola For Pay-Buy-Mobile Program
Jun 14, 2007, 8:49 AM by (staff)
Motorola will provide the near-field communications-enabled handsets for the GSM Association's Pay-Buy-Mobile trials. The program will be global in reach, encompassing a number of different operators spread in countries around the world, and will make use of NFC and a SIM/Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) to promote contactless payments. All the major credit card companies will be involved. Motorola will also help the GSMA with the development process.
Android Pay Rings Up Chase In the US
Google today said Chase has agreed to support Android Pay on Android smartphones and other devices. Starting immediately, Chase customers can add their eligible Chase Visa debit/credit card to Android Pay and make tap-and-go payments wherever Android Pay is accepted.
Verizon Talks Up Android Pay, Says Still Looking at Samsung Pay
Verizon Wireless today took the time to tout the benefits of Android Pay, the new mobile payment app and service from Google. Android Pay is a relaunch of Softcard, which Google bought from Verizon (and AT&T/T-Mobile) earlier this year.
Apple, Samsung to Adopt GSMA-Backed Electronic SIMs
The GSMA said it is in advanced talks with Apple and Samsung to adopt the nearly-finalized electronic SIM card standard moving forward. The GSMA has been working with the industry on electronic SIMs for some time and is close to announcing a final standard.
Samsung Pay Launches In the US
Samsung today made its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, available to U.S. consumers.
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.