News about the NFC market in Turkey — trials, pilots, tests and live services.
April 17th, 2013
Turkish mobile network operator Turkcell has added the Urfakart transportation ticketing card to its Turkcell Cüzdan mobile wallet service. To use the service, Turkcell customers in the Sanliurfa region first link their Urfakart to their...
April 4th, 2013
NBS Technologies has announced that its Xpressi Trusted Service Manager (TSM) platform has been chosen by an unnamed customer in Turkey. Installation is due to take place early this month.
December 12th, 2012
Turkish mobile network operator Turkcell is using Timwe's NFC Launcher tag platform in its NFC home shopping service, available to users of its MaxiPlus5 NFC phone. The mobile phone ships with an NFC fridge magnet...
October 8th, 2012
The Turkish mobile network operator has introduced a major upgrade to its NFC-based Cep-T Cüzdan mobile wallet, adding the ability to make online purchases and support for any mobile phone. Fourteen banks have signed up for the new service and a strategic partnership with MasterCard will see the platform being made available in other countries.
July 16th, 2012
The Turkish carrier's new MaxiPlus5 NFC phone ships with a fridge magnet customers can use to place online orders with a variety of partner merchants.
April 27th, 2012
Denizbank has become the fourth Turkish bank to sign up for Turkcell's Cep-T Cüzdan NFC mobile wallet platform. The bank's customers can now apply for a Denizbank prepaid "card" via SMS, have the card provisioned...
April 23rd, 2012
The Turkish mobile network operator has combined its location-based service (LBS) platform with its NFC mobile wallet service to allow subscribers to receive special offers on their NFC phone when they are near a participating merchant — and then redeem an offer at the point-of-sale.
March 7th, 2012
Turkcell now has 50,000 active users of its Cep-T Cüzdan NFC mobile wallet service, the Turkish carrier's Ergi Şener has told NFC World, and plans to expand the service to include mobile coupon and loyalty...
February 27th, 2012
The telecoms giant, which has 400m customers in more than thirty countries, is working with Visa to introduce a global Vodafone Mobile Wallet. Subscribers in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey and the UK will be the first to get the new service, beginning this financial year.
February 16th, 2012
BKM, which acts as an NFC trusted service manager for member banks in Turkey, has joined the NFC Forum and revealed that four more banks are now ready to roll out NFC services.
February 16th, 2012
The Turkish mobile network operator's customers now have the option of making payments via a BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone, an own-branded Huawei NFC phone, a new NFC Android handset made by ZTE or with an add-on for a standard mobile. [Updated]
January 23rd, 2012
The Turkish mobile network operator has become the first in the world to offer its subscribers the ability to make payments with their NFC-enabled BlackBerry mobile phones.
January 3rd, 2012
Turkish mobile network operator Turkcell has signed up a third bank for its Cep-T Cüzdan NFC payments service. Turkcell launched the service in conjunction with Yapi Kredi Bank in May 2011, and later added Garanti...
May 5th, 2011
The Turkish mobile network operator's new Cep-T Cüzdan mobile wallet service lets subscribers make payments with an NFC phone or using SIM+antenna add-ons that enable transactions to be made with existing mobile phones.
January 31st, 2011
A survey conducted by Visa Europe in the UK, Italy, Poland and Turkey in advance of the launch has found that 87% of iPhone users would be willing to attach an add-on to their phone in order to make mobile payments.
December 17th, 2010
Smart card and data security specialist Watchdata has produced its two millionth Simpass SIM+antenna NFC device, the company has announced. "This marks an exciting and a very fruitful beginning for Watchdata as we continue to...
December 10th, 2010
Turkish consumers can now buy an NFC add-on that comes with a built-in prepaid card account which they can use to make payments in stores and on public transport and to receive digital coupons.
September 8th, 2010
Vivotech and DeviceFidelity have partnered to add over-the-air (OTA) provisioning capabilities to the In2Pay microSD technology to be tested by Visa, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, US Bank and Akbank. The new solution enables Vivotech's...
August 9th, 2010
News of Akbank and Visa's trial follows the announcement in May that MasterCard, Garanti Bank and mobile network operator Avea are to begin a commercial NFC service in Turkey this summer.
May 14th, 2010
The bank and the mobile operator plan to issue 100,000 customers with an NFC SIM+antenna solution that will allow them to make payments with their mobile phones at more than 15,000 retailers in Turkey this year.