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

    Vodafone adds MasterCard to NFC wallet

    November 16th, 2015

    Vodafone Wallet users in Europe will be able to make payments with their NFC phone using MasterCard cards “within weeks”, the mobile network operator has announced. “Contactless card payments using Vodafone Wallet require a Vodafone NFC SIM and are supported on more than 60 Android smartphones.” Vodafone Wallet launched in September 2013 and is currently live in Spain, Germany, The Netherlands, the UK, Italy and Hungary.

    Cipurse NFC tickets launch in Hungary

    December 10th, 2014

    Hungarian carrier Magyar Telekom has launched an NFC service that marks the first commercial deployment of Cipurse, an open ticketing standard developed by the OSPT Alliance. The carrier’s NFC SIMs are supplied by Giesecke & Devrient and support NFC payments and the SuperShop loyalty card as well as transportation ticketing.

    Magyar Telekom launches NFC in Hungary

    November 27th, 2014

    Magyar Telekom, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom and a member of the Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association, has launched the MobilTarca NFC mobile wallet in Hungary after a successful pilot that began in July last year. The solution incorporates payments, loyalty cards and event ticketing services and will be available on more than 30 NFC devices by the end of 2014.

    Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association reports NFC pilot results

    July 7th, 2014

    Participants in The Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association’s MobilTarca NFC pilot made 41,000 payments valued at more than 120 million HUF (US$525,000) during the first 12 months of the trial, the association has revealed. Users also… 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.

    OTP Bank launches mobile payments in Hungary

    May 12th, 2014

    Hungary’s OTP Bank has launched a mobile wallet that allows consumers to pay in stores by scanning a QR code placed next to the cash register. The new OTPay service can also be used to… 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

    Hungarian mobile wallets get NFC event ticketing

    February 7th, 2014

    The NFC mobile wallet being tested by Hungarian carriers Magyar Telekom, Vodafone and Telenor with MasterCard, OTP Bank and loyalty scheme operator SuperShop is expanding its range of services to include ticketing for live events… More

    Positive reaction sees Hungarian mobile wallet ready for market

    November 27th, 2013

    Eight out of ten testers of the Hungarian mobile wallet pilot project have found the service “very useful” prompting the Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association — an alliance between mobile network operators Magyar Telekom, Vodafone and… More

    Hungarian national NFC service enters pilot testing phase

    July 9th, 2013

    The Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association, an alliance between mobile network operators Magyar Telekom, Vodafone and Telenor with MasterCard, OTP Bank and SuperShop, is launching a pilot to test a new NFC mobile payment solution in… More

    Bookstore Libri pilots NFC service in Hungary

    June 13th, 2013

    An NFC mobile shopping application developed by mobile financial services provider SafePay Systems has achieved an overall satisfaction rate of 90% with shoppers who used the service during a pilot at Hungarian bookstore chain Libri… More

    Citi Hungary adds NFC stickers

    October 23rd, 2012

    Citibank Hungary has begun offering contactless stickers to holders of its Citi Life, Shell Citibank and Magyar Telekom Citibank cards. The MasterCard-branded stickers can be used at any merchant equipped to handle PayPass transactions.

    Telenor Hungary picks State Printing House for NFC

    August 27th, 2012

    Hungary’s State Printing House, Állami Nyomda, has announced it has been selected as Telenor Hungary‘s technical partner for NFC. Telenor Hungary is preparing to test NFC payments and loyalty services and is to participate in the Hungarian Mobile… More

    Hungary confirms NFC for 2012

    October 17th, 2011

    The Hungarian mWallet Association, an alliance between Magyar Telekom, Telenor, Vodafone, MasterCard, OTP Bank and SuperShop, has confirmed plans for a commercial launch of NFC-based mobile wallet services in 2012.

    Hungarian mobile operators form NFC alliance

    July 25th, 2011

    Magyar Telekom, Telenor and Vodafone have joined with MasterCard, OTP Bank and loyalty programme operator SuperShop to establish the Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association with the aim of developing a technical and operational infrastructure for NFC services in Hungary. More

    Vodafone brings NFC payments to Hungary’s Sziget Festival

    April 14th, 2011

    One of Europe’s premier music festivals has teamed up with Vodafone to provide visitors with contactless payment cards — and some will also get the chance to pay with NFC phones. The Sziget Festival in… More

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