Tag Archives: Near Field Communication

“How would you like to pay for that, sir? Cash, credit or phone?”

Wired's Christina Bonnington spent one month using a digital wallet instead of a physical one.There are so many digital wallets out there today that if they were actual physical items, you would be hard-pressed to find a purse, pocketbook, handbag or jacket pocket big enough to safely store them. And last month, yet another one appeared, with the launch of the long-awaited Isis mobile wallet. This joint venture of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile allows consumers to pay on the go with their phones, using NFC (near field communication) technology. While it’s currently still only available in Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah, there are already hundreds of stores in these cities ready to […]  More >>

And you thought your phone was just for communicating…

BLOGGER: NAOMI WEISER It’s not just the Royal Wedding that will make 2011 a year to remember – also sharing the limelight is the rise and rise of mobile payments, with analyst group Forrester declaring 2011 as the year when Near Field Communication (NFC) will reach the hands of millions of consumers. NFC is the technology behind payment transactions carried out on mobile phones, either by using a mobile network to initiate or authorize transactions, or via contactless systems that use a mobile phone instead of a credit card. So as far as the user is concerned, you’ll be able […]  More >>