The number of consumers with an NFC phone has doubled since 2012 according to Deloitte's third annual Global Mobile Consumer Survey, with 10% of 37,600 consumers surveyed in 20 countries saying they know that they have the technology embedded in their smartphone. 62% say they do not and 28% do not know if their phone has NFC or not.
Of the 10% that know they have an NFC device, 34% said they have used it within the last month but 62% say they have never used the capability.
More men than women know they have an NFC phone, the survey found, and men are also more likely to use it:
- 13% of males say they have an NFC phone, 60% say they do not and 26% are unsure. Of those that do, 39% said they had used NFC in the last month, 56% said they had not and 6% were unsure.
- 7% of females say they have an NFC phone, 63% say they do not and 30% are unsure. 26% said they had used the technology during the last month, 71% said no and 3% were unsure.