News about S5230.
July 6th, 2012
“Mobile payment is something that people want and will use, if the solutions are adequate,” says Telenor’s Viktoria Erngard. “But in order to succeed in the long run, we need to get as many merchants on board as possible and offer more NFC-enabled phones.”
December 1st, 2011
Visitors to the Musei Capitolini in Rome can use their NFC smartphones to scan tags on around 300 art works to get detailed information on each exhibit. Those without NFC enabled phones can borrow one of 200 Samsung Star handsets at no extra charge. Scanning a tag will take the user to a web page on their handset offering the work’s title, artist and other descriptive information.
July 25th, 2011
The trial will see customers of two banks being able to make payments with NFC phones at branches of the Globus hypermarket chain in the cities of Prague and Pilsen.
July 4th, 2011
The Norwegian bank and mobile network operator have contracted Giesecke & Devrient to provide them with a turnkey NFC solution for a mobile payments trial that will involve a dozen merchant locations in Oslo.
June 9th, 2011
Barclaycard has reworked its rollercoaster ride TV advertisement to promote the NFC payments system it launched last month with Orange. The main character, whose morning commute sees him speeding between skyscrapers and through the city…
June 8th, 2011
Guests at the Clarion Hotel Stockholm said using an NFC-enabled phone to check in, enter their room and check out made their stay more pleasant, saved time and inspired them to use the service again.
May 20th, 2011
Consumers can use the new service to make payments of up to £15 via a prepaid cash replacement application stored on their Quick Tap NFC phone. Tag read and write functions are also available and both loyalty and transport ticketing applications will be introduced later.
March 31st, 2011
Telefónica O2 Czech Republic, Komerční Banka, Citibank Europe, supermarket chain Globus and Visa Europe are to conduct an NFC payments trial in the Czech Republic from mid-2011. The six-month trial involves 200 customers and is…
March 28th, 2011
Telecom Italia and ATM, operator of Milan’s public transport network, have announced plans to run a six month NFC ticketing trial from 11 April with a view to introducing a commercial service by the end…
March 21st, 2011
The mobile phone operator starts delivering on its promise to roll out NFC throughout Europe during 2011, saying opportunities are “virtually limitless”.
November 3rd, 2010
The world’s first pilot test using NFC phones to replace hotel room keys begins this week at the Clarion Hotel in Stockholm, using a new mobile key solution developed by Assa Abloy.
May 28th, 2010
1,500 customers of Telefónica and La Caixa have been issued with Samsung S5230 NFC phones which they can use to make debit and credit card payments in taxis, sports centres, at market stalls and in retail stores.
Telefónica O2 launches its first commercial NFC service — and sets out strategy for future deployments
May 27th, 2010
The mobile network operator is starting small with a limited rollout in the Czech city of Pilsen but a business strategy is now in place and commercial launches in the UK and Spain could be next.
February 15th, 2010
Four hundred Samsung Star NFC handsets are being distributed to selected Mobile World Congress attendees for use at the event, which opens in Barcelona today. Participants can use their NFC phones to pay for food…