Orange announces Galaxy S III users can now make mobile payments

Quick Tap NFC technology service mobile payments service

Orange introduces Quick Tap service into Galaxy S III Orange, one of the largest telecommunications networks in the UK, has announced that customers with Samsung’s Galaxy S III smart phone will now be able to make contactless payments. Orange customers will be able to make use of the NFC capabilities of the mobile device using the company’s Quick Tap service, which was launched through a partnership with Barclaycard last year. Quick Tap is the first commercial mobile payment platform released in the United Kingdom and has, thus far, been well…

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Everything Everywhere teams with MasterCard to boost m-commerce

NFC Technology

Everything Everywhere and MasterCard enter into five-year partnership Everything Everywhere, the United Kingdom’s leading mobile network operator and Internet service provider, has entered into a five-year deal with MasterCard to develop and deploy a mobile commerce platform. Both companies have shown an interest in NFC technology and how it is used in the world of m-commerce. Currently, NFC technology is the backbone of m-commerce, facilitating mobile transactions and turning mobile devices into payment platforms. Everything Everywhere and MasterCard will be developing an NFC payment solution that will be the first…

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NFC ticketing system to take place in the UK

Mobile Payments

Public transportation and NFC technology come together The United Kingdom’s Everything Everywhere (EE), a mobile network operator and Internet service provider, has announced that it will be teaming with Stagecoach, an international transportation services provider, to test the country’s first commercial NFC ticketing system. NFC technology is becoming a popular option in the world of public transportation because of its uses in mobile commerce. The technology can turn nearly any mobile device into a payment platform, allowing consumers to make purchases of goods and services with nothing more than their…

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European Commission launches lengthy probe into cell phone operators’ mobile payment service bid

UK mobile commerce

The European Commission has announced its decision to launch an extensive antitrust investigation – which will probably continue until the end of August – into the joint mobile payment venture of the largest mobile phone operators in Britain. This probe is in response to concerns that had been raised over its ability to hold back innovation. It is believed that the investigation will deal a sizeable blow to the hopes of the operators to gain rapid approval and adoption for its advertising and mobile payment systems which had been labeled…

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European Commission to determine whether mobile commerce project from the UK can proceed

M-Commerce Industry

Regulators with the European Commission, the legislative arm of the European Union, are determining whether to grant approval for a mobile commerce project from the United Kingdom. The project has been dubbed “Project Oscar” and is a joint venture amongst three of the UK’s largest telecommunications companies: Everything Everywhere, O2, and Vodafone U.K. The project seeks to promote mobile commerce through the spreading of NFC technology and mobile devices. The companies also want to build a system that would store the financial information of consumers so that this information is…

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