Samsung Pay test launched in UAE

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The mobile wallet is being rolled out in an “early access phase” in the United Arab Emirates. An” early access phase” Samsung Pay test has rolled out in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This testing phase is looking into the way the mobile wallet functions through six local banks. The mobile payments app and service first launched in South Korea two years ago in August. The Samsung Pay test will show whether or not users can comfortably, safely and effectively make debit and credit card transactions by way of mobile…

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New mobile payments service is coming to Dubai

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New payment solution will help Dubai move toward becoming a cashless society Dubai aims to become a cashless society in the future and will begin focusing on mobile payments. Those with mobile devices will soon begin to take advantage of a new payment solution being developed by Quisk Middle East and Network International. This solution has won the support of the Dubai Smart Government, as well. The new mobile payments solution is expected to be rolled out across Network International’s point-of-sale network in the United Arab Emirates throughout this year.…

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MasterCard to launch new mobile commerce platform in UAE

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New platform to be released in the United Arab Emirates later this year MasterCard is preparing to increase its mobile commerce efforts in the United Arab Emirates. The country has become a very prominent mobile market, with smartphone penetration rising rapidly. As mobile devices begin to play a more significant role in the lives of consumers throughout the country, they are looking for services that allow them to shop online directly from these devices. MasterCard is set to launch a new mobile wallet that may be able to accommodate the…

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New mobile payments initiative launches in United Arab Emirates

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Etisilat and Du look to make mobile payments more accessible Etisalat, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the United Arab Emirates, and Du have launched a new initiative to promote mobile payments among tech-savvy consumers. The two companies have begun issuing NFC-enabled SIM cards to customers. These SIM cards can be used to give nearly any mobile device NFC capabilities, allowing these devices to engage mobile commerce services. These services primarily exist within the public transportation sector. NFC-enabled SIM cards offered by Etisalat and Du Mobile payments are growing…

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QR codes gaining support in the United Arab Emirates

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Demand for QR codes is on the rise As smartphone penetration in the Middle East grows, consumers are beginning to demand new and more convenient services. In the United Arab Emirates, consumers are beginning to demand that their mobile devices have the ability to quickly connect to a variety of location-based services as well as recognize QR codes. The UAE is one of the few placed in the world where consumers are actually demanding that companies make more use of QR codes in their products and advertising. Report shows growing…

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