NTT Docomo – NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com News and analysis on the emerging technologies transforming how consumers choose what to buy, who to buy from, and how to pay Wed, 07 Jun 2017 14:36:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2 https://www.nfcworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-nfc-world-site-icon-32x32.png NTT Docomo – NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com 32 32 37289602 Alipay and WeChat Pay to support common QR code standard for Japan https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/16/362720/alipay-and-wechat-pay-to-support-common-qr-code-standard-for-japan/ Thu, 16 May 2019 13:44:09 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62720 “Line and Alibaba Group Holding are among five major internet businesses from Japan and China that will standardize QR codes that are scanned to make payments via smartphones in Japan, Nikkei has learned. The others joining this undertaking are online flea market operator Mercari and mobile carrier NTT Docomo from Japan and Tencent Holdings’ WeChat […]

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Japanese NFC pioneer NTT Docomo to introduce QR code payments https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/01/19/356197/japanese-nfc-pioneer-ntt-docomo-introduce-qr-code-payments/ Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:13:08 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=56197 “Major Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo says its subscribers will be able to pay at stores using a QR code… The payments will be added to a monthly bill, or deducted from a credit card. Subscribers will have to download an app on their smartphone to use the service. It will be available at some […]

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Sony explains the history, current status and future development of mobile payments in Japan https://www.nfcworld.com/2017/11/14/355578/sony-explains-history-current-status-future-development-mobile-payments-japan/ Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:46:58 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=55578 NFC mobile payments have been a reality in Japan since 2004 when Sony and mobile network operator NTT Docomo formed a joint venture to bring the technology to market. In this new paper Sony’s Katsuyuki Teruyama and Masayuki Takezawa explain the reasons behind the early rise of NFC payments in Japan, the impact of Apple […]

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Bango enables new payment option for Amazon customers in Japan https://www.nfcworld.com/2017/06/07/353138/bango-enables-new-payment-option-amazon-customers-japan/ Wed, 07 Jun 2017 14:36:22 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=53138 Bango — “Amazon customers with a KDDI (au) or NTT Docomo mobile phone account can now pay for physical goods from Amazon.co.jp, by charging the cost to their mobile phone bill… A KDDI or NTT Docomo subscriber simply adds carrier billing as a payment option in their Amazon.co.jp account and then purchases can be made […]

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FeliCa NFC technology confirmed for Apple Pay in Japan https://www.nfcworld.com/2016/09/07/347111/felica-nfc-technology-confirmed-apple-pay-japan/ https://www.nfcworld.com/2016/09/07/347111/felica-nfc-technology-confirmed-apple-pay-japan/#comments Wed, 07 Sep 2016 20:20:00 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=47111 Apple has confirmed that its new flagship smartphones — the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus — and the second generation Apple Watch will be equipped with Sony FeliCa NFC technology. The move will allow for Apple Pay transactions in-store, in-app and online as well as for transport when the payment service makes its launch […]

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Android Pay heads to Japan https://www.nfcworld.com/2016/09/01/346976/android-pay-heads-japan/ Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:59:42 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=46976 Google is collaborating with financial services giant Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group to launch its Android Pay mobile payment service in Japan this autumn. “Android Pay initially will incorporate debit cards issued by Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ,” Nikkei reports. “The digital wallet also will use credit cards issued by Mitsubishi UFJ Nicos by year’s end at […]

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Apple to offer iPhone with FeliCa NFC payments in Japan https://www.nfcworld.com/2016/08/30/346906/apple-offer-iphone-felica-nfc-payments-japan/ https://www.nfcworld.com/2016/08/30/346906/apple-offer-iphone-felica-nfc-payments-japan/#comments Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:30:34 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=46906 Apple is planning to launch an iPhone in Japan equipped with Sony FeliCa NFC technology to allow owners to make payments for travel and other services. The company is intending to work with “multiple transit card providers” to enable the service, including the Suica and Pasmo networks, Bloomberg reports. “The FeliCa chip will let customers […]

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Swisscom enables carrier billing for online purchases https://www.nfcworld.com/2016/03/17/343415/swisscom-enables-carrier-billing-for-online-purchases/ https://www.nfcworld.com/2016/03/17/343415/swisscom-enables-carrier-billing-for-online-purchases/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:18:33 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=43415 Customers of Swiss mobile network operator Swisscom can now pay for goods online by charging the cost to their phone bill through a partnership between the carrier and Docomo Digital, a division of Japanese carrier NTT Docomo. “With a simple API integration, retailers of physical goods will be able now to offer Swisscom Direct Carrier […]

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McDonald’s and NTT Docomo launch mobile payments promo in Japan https://www.nfcworld.com/2015/11/13/339559/mcdonalds-and-ntt-docomo-launch-mobile-payments-promo-in-japan/ Fri, 13 Nov 2015 15:13:20 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=39559 Customers of fast food chain McDonald’s will get a 3% discount on purchases made at 3,000 locations across Japan when they use mobile network operator NTT Docomo’s iD mobile payment platform from December 1. Diners using Docomo credit cards will also earn extra credit points and a loyalty program will operate at McDonald’s branches in Tokyo.

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Japanese coffee chain lets customers charge purchases to their mobile phone bill https://www.nfcworld.com/2015/09/18/337914/japanese-coffee-chain-lets-customers-charge-purchases-to-their-mobile-phone-bill/ Fri, 18 Sep 2015 12:50:10 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=37914 Japan’s largest coffee chain Ueshima Coffee is to let customers make purchases by charging the cost to their mobile phone bill through a partnership with carrier billing solutions provider Boku and mobile network operators KDDI and Docomo. “This new functionality at Ueshima coffee shops allows KDDI and Docomo subscribers to charge loyalty card top-ups to […]

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