News stories featuring Vodafone and NFC:
June 11th, 2013
Weve, the mobile advertising and payments joint venture formed last year by UK mobile network operators Vodafone, EE and O2, aims to launch a mass market NFC payments service "by next year", CEO David Sear...
May 29th, 2013
Technology provider Morpho has announced it is the supplier of NFC SIM cards to a Portuguese mobile payments pilot that uses NFC phones as mobile POS terminals and is backed by the country's major telecoms...
April 17th, 2013
Ten startups with great NFC and contactless ideas will be able to access a three month program of assistance and guidance, €15,000 in seed funding, free office space, a sponsor package and the chance to pitch their final product to investors.
April 17th, 2013
"Thousands" of Vodafone UK staff are currently pilot testing the mobile network operator's Vodafone SmartPass mobile payments service at the carrier's campus in Newbury, Berkshire. "This trial builds on the partnership we signed with Visa...
March 13th, 2013
Weve, the joint venture between the three major mobile network operators that is working to bring mobile payments services to market in the UK, has chosen customer interaction specialist The Logic Group as one of...
February 25th, 2013
Vodafone Group has formed a partnership with Munich-based Wirecard for the introduction of its mobile payment service, due to be rolled out internationally from this year. The partnership covers "the creation, implementation and operation of...
February 18th, 2013
"This new trial will assess the user friendliness of the technology, its capacity to increase the speed of transaction, save customers time in store and seamless integration of Flybuys points to add even more value to the Coles customer experience," says the retailer.
February 6th, 2013
Italian bank UBI Banca has teamed up with mobile network operator Vodafone to pilot an NFC payments service in the city of Varese. The new Enjoy Mobile Payments service lets participants store a UBI Banca...
January 21st, 2013
"Soon, children will only know from history books what a wallet and hard cash are," says René Schuster, CEO of Telefónica Germany, as the carrier prepares to make NFC payments available to customers from next month.
January 7th, 2013
The Sydney-based NFC specialist is to use the funds to expand internationally, adding a local presence in South Africa, Israel, India, Mexico, the US, UK, Sweden, Japan, Vietnam, UAE, Singapore and, potentially, China.
November 20th, 2012
"As early as next year, customers with NFC-enabled smartphones will be able to leave their wallets at home and pay for a morning coffee, an evening out with friends, or groceries, with their handset," says the carrier's head of strategy and business development.
October 30th, 2012
"The consumer benefits of contactless payments are obvious," says Christian Wirtz, m-commerce director for Vodafone Group. "The potential of mobile to transform existing industries — such as financial services, retail and transport — is enormous."
October 29th, 2012
The mobile commerce joint venture between UK carriers EE, O2 and Vodafone is to be called Weve and will initially focus on mobile advertising solutions, with NFC payments to follow later.
October 26th, 2012
Vodafone Group is set to sign a five year contract with Gemalto, The Wall Street Journal reports, for "technology for a mobile payment service planned for launch next year". The deal is expected to be...
October 10th, 2012
The mobile network operator is to launch commercial services in 2013 and is beginning with a pilot phase in Milan this month that will see customers being able to make payments for goods and services with an NFC version of its existing Smart Pass prepaid card.
October 2nd, 2012
The telecoms giant is adding MasterCard PayPass stickers to the mPass service it operates with Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom, allowing users of the mcommerce and ecommerce payments service to also use it to make purchases in stores.
September 26th, 2012
Auckland Transport, Telecom New Zealand and financial services group Westpac have announced they are now ready to begin their first NFC field trial. Announced in April, the trial is being run in collaboration with Gemalto,...
September 24th, 2012
UCAM, the Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, is to be the first university in the world to implement NFC technology across its entire campus, the university's Samuel Mendoza, director of multimedia, and Sergio Leon,...
September 5th, 2012
The European Commission has given its unconditional approval for the UK's three largest mobile network operators to form a joint venture company to introduce NFC mobile payments and promotional services in the UK.
July 26th, 2012
The fast growing Sydney-based start-up already counts Coca Cola, RIM, Johnson & Johnson and Unilever amongst its clients and has just implemented a major new project for Australian carrier Telstra.
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