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Sprint Launches NFC Trial in Bay Area

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Jan 30, 2008, 5:31 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sprint Nextel recently began trialling a near-field communications based mobile payment system in the Bay Area. Specifically, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system and Jack In The Box fast food restaurants in Oakland have agreed to allow users to use NFC-equipped mobile phones to make payments as well as discover and redeem discounts on services. Samsung is providing the handsets and Western Union is providing the mobile payment system. Users will have accounts with Western Union and purchases will be debited from stored credit on each handset.

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Jan 31, 2008, 9:55 AM

But I don't use trains or eat at Jack in the Box

Give me a Qchat capable hand set and take payments at like hooters, then maybe 😛
I'm just so sad that we are so behind Japan in technology...They've had this and 4G for a while now and we are just barely getting this started. 😢 I want to move to JaPaN! 😁
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