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News about the NFC market in Germany — trials, pilots, tests and live services.

Base launches NFC payments and coupons in Germany

July 17th, 2014

German customers of mobile network operator Base, part of the E-Plus group, can now make payments, store membership cards and redeem coupons with their NFC phone. Giesecke & Devrient is providing Base with the SkySIM… More

Visa Inc abandons digital wallet ambitions, Visa Europe to continue investing

July 17th, 2014

Visa Inc is replacing its V.me digital wallet service with Visa Checkout, a new payment service that enables consumers in the US, Canada and Australia to pay for goods online, on any device, in “just… More

One in three German consumers ready for mobile payments

July 3rd, 2014

Paying with a smartphone would win over 31% of all those asked if they then only needed to have their smartphone with them and could do without a purse or wallet, a new survey conducted… More

Slovakia gets NFC payments

May 19th, 2014

Deutsche Telekom’s MyWallet NFC platform is now available to customers of Slovak Telekom, a Slovakian carrier majority owned by Deutsche Telekom. The service was launched in Germany earlier this month and is due to be introduced in Hungary later this year.

Vodafone adds support for barcode loyalty and membership cards to NFC wallet

May 8th, 2014

Mobile network operator Vodafone is expanding the functionality of its mobile wallet beyond NFC with a deal to add Austria-based Bluesource’s Mobile-Pocket technology to the service, enabling customers to store hundreds of loyalty, membership, transit and promotional cards in their Vodafone wallet by simply scanning them in using the camera on their smartphone. More

Yapital expands mobile payments to advertising media

May 8th, 2014

Retailer-owned mobile payments provider Yapital is to add “one click” purchases from printed advertising media to its app, enabling shoppers to order and pay for promoted products by scanning QR codes in merchants’ billboard and… More

Deutsche Telekom launches NFC mobile wallet in Germany, with Slovakia and Hungary to follow

May 7th, 2014

Deutsche Telekom has launched MyWallet, an NFC service that allows customers with any of 18 supported Samsung and Sony Android NFC devices to make payments at MasterCard PayPass merchants. The service is live in Germany… More

Vodafone launches NFC SmartPass in Italy

April 10th, 2014

Mobile network operator Vodafone’s NFC mobile wallet and SmartPass prepaid payments service is to go live in Italy at the end of April. The service was launched in Spain in November 2013 and in Germany… More

Vodafone Wallet goes Dutch

March 28th, 2014

Mobile network operator Vodafone‘s NFC-based mobile wallet and prepaid SmartPass account is now available in the Netherlands. The launch follows introductions in Spain in November 2013 and in Germany earlier this month. The service is also due to be launched in the UK “later this year.”

Vodafone rolls out NFC mobile wallet across Germany

March 11th, 2014

Mobile network operator Vodafone’s NFC-based mobile wallet and prepaid SmartPass account is now available throughout Germany, following a trial in the city of Dusseldorf. The service is integrated with MasterCard-owned Trevica’s TSM platform, which is… More

NXP to demo NFC national ID app

March 6th, 2014

An Android NFC app that lets German citizens use their national ID card to prove their identity in a variety of situations is to be presented by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior at… More

German carriers team up with MasterCard for NFC payments

February 25th, 2014

Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica Deutschland and Vodafone have connected their TSM platforms to MasterCard-owned Trevica’s TSM platform for card issuers, providing German banks with a single entry point for deploying NFC payments to 80% of the local population — and MasterCard plans to offer a similar service in other European countries this year. More

Vodafone launches SmartPass NFC payments in Germany

December 13th, 2013

Vodafone Germany has launched its Vodafone SmartPass NFC mobile payment app in the city of Düsseldorf and plans to expand the service across the country during the first quarter of 2014. The news follows the… More

French firm sues HTC and LG for NFC patent infringement

December 10th, 2013

Intellectual property commercialisation firm France Brevets has filed patent infringement lawsuits against phone makers HTC and LG in the US and Germany, for using two NFC patents that were granted to Inside Secure in 2004… More

Vodafone to launch NFC mobile wallet across Europe

November 22nd, 2013

Mobile network operator Vodafone‘s NFC mobile wallet is going live today in Spain, will be available in Germany in mid-December and expand to the Netherlands, UK and Italy in spring 2014. Vodafone Wallet works with… More

E-Plus to launch NFC mobile wallet

November 6th, 2013

German carrier E-Plus is to launch a mobile wallet in Spring 2014, enabling customers to make payments with an NFC phone as well as collect and redeem loyalty points and discount vouchers using QR codes…. More

Volkswagen Bank tests iPhone NFC payments

September 23rd, 2013

Germany’s Volkswagen Bank is conducting an NFC payments pilot using iPhone 4, 4S and 5 smartphones equipped with an iCarte add-on case. Android NFC phones are due to be added in 2014. The trial, involving… More

Vodafone pilots ‘Virtual Shelf’ shopping wall

September 23rd, 2013

Mobile network operator Vodafone is testing a mobile shopping wall at its German headquarters in Dusseldorf, enabling 5,000 staff to select grocery items using QR codes and then pay via NFC. To use the service,… More

UN prompts givers to feed hungry children with NFC

June 24th, 2013

A week-long campaign run by advertising agency Grabarz & Partner on behalf of UN World Food Programme (WFP) has enabled people in the city of Halle, Germany, to make charitable donations via NFC. The ‘Food… More

AirPlus and Deutsche Telekom begin NFC payment pilot

June 14th, 2013

Business travel payment specialist AirPlus International has launched an NFC pilot in Germany, in partnership with mobile network operator Deutsche Telekom. Starting this week, employees at the telco’s Bonn, Frankfurt and Hamburg sites can pay… More

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