News stories featuring MegaFon:
August 23rd, 2016
Russian mobile network operator MegaFon has begun offering customers a contactless card enabling them to make in-store purchases wherever Mastercard is accepted, charging the payment to their mobile phone bill. The MegaFon card is currently available in Moscow and surrounding areas, as well as St. Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Tver, Kaliningrad, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and Vologda. It is scheduled to be made available nationwide from 1 October.
March 14th, 2016
Russian mobile network operator MegaFon has closed its MegaFon Money P2P mobile payment service in favour of supporting Qiwi Wallet, which integrated host card emulation (HCE) support in August 2015. “After we launched a joint service with Qiwi Wallet last February, we made a decision not to develop two similar financial services in the company and to close MegaFon Money,” the carrier confirmed to NFC World.
January 21st, 2016
PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto is supplying Russian mobile network operators MegaFon and VimpelCom with UpTeq Multi-Tenant NFC SIMs that allow the carriers’ subscribers to board metro trains, trams and buses across Moscow using…
September 11th, 2015
Subscribers to Russian mobile network operators MegaFon, Beeline and MTS can now pay for travel on public transport in Moscow using their NFC smartphone. The project has been implemented by the Moscow Department of Transport,…
June 28th, 2013
Russian mobile network operators MTS, MegaFon, Vimpelcom and Rostelecom have launched a joint NFC public transportation service in the city of Kazan, in partnership with Transport Card and the GSM Association (GSMA). Subscribers can now…
April 3rd, 2013
The new Mobile Ticket service is available on 96% of the city’s public transportation network and is set to be expanded to up to nine more cities across Russia this year.
February 27th, 2013
Russia’s “Big Three” mobile network operators — MTS, Vimpelcom and MegaFon — are in discussions to create a joint venture company for the rollout of NFC services, Alexander Popovskiof, vice president of operations at MTS, has told Vedomosti.
January 7th, 2013
Russian carrier MegaFon has added the Alcatel One Touch 922 to its range of phones. Described as “the first low-budget Android smartphone supporting NFC”, the One Touch 922 costs 3,990 Rubles (US$131) and features a 3.2-inch…
May 30th, 2012
The Russian mobile network operator is providing customers in the city of Yekaterinburg with the ability to store bus, tram and metro tickets on either a mobile phone with built-in NFC or a SIM+antenna add-on that works with standard handsets.
November 29th, 2010
Russian mobile network operator MegaFon has announced it is to issue NFC-compatible contactless stickers that subscribers will be able to use to pay for St Petersburg Metro tickets, the St Petersburg Times reports: The project…
October 29th, 2010
The NFC Test Zone announced in December 2009 by leading Russian mobile network operators is now set to go live in November, eMoney News reports, with a ticketing pilot on the Moscow rail-air link operated…
October 11th, 2010
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: First Osaifu-Keitai smartphone • Antenna designer broadcasts Samsung success • St Petersburg metro test • NFC is key to BMW’s Connected Drive • NFC Forum’s new member • Gauthier moves to PayPal • Toro and Collis partner up • and more…
December 17th, 2009
VimpelCom, MegaFon, MTS and Moskovskaya Sotovaya Svyaz are teaming up to develop an NFC Test Zone in Russia and will begin with an NFC ticketing pilot in the summer of 2010.
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