24 August 2016
Find out more

Contactless m-payments trialled at Mobile World Congress

15 February 2010  |  8842 views  |  0 D600 mobile

NFC-enabled handsets are being handed out to delegates at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona for a contactless payments trial.

The trial, lead by the GSMA, sees more than 400 Samsung Star NFC handsets containing Telefonica SIM cards from O2 developed by Giesecke & Devrient pre-loaded with EUR60 airtime credit as well as a La Caixa Visa mobile payment application, given to guests.

Participants can pay for food and drink up to a value of EUR10 by holding their mobile phone against Ingenico contactless terminals at over 30 participating merchants at the Congress.

Purchases above EUR10, up to EUR75, require a passcode which the participant keys into the handset before presenting it to the terminal. The transactions are authorised online, with funds deducted from a La Caixa Visa account.

Michael O'Hara, chief marketing officer, GSMA, says: "Mobile operators have been requesting SIM-based NFC handsets for some time now and it's great to see such progress in this area. Now that the handsets are coming, we can expect to see a number of commercial launches of mobile SIM-based NFC services this year."
KeywordsEFTPOS

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)

Finextra news in your inbox

For Finextra's free daily newsletter, breaking news flashes and weekly jobs board: sign up now

Related stories

Slovenian contactless m-payments trial to launch

Slovenian contactless m-payments trial to launch

12 February 2010  |  7782 views  |  0 comments
EPC and GSMA launch consultation on Sepa contactless m-payments

EPC and GSMA launch consultation on Sepa contactless m-payments

29 January 2010  |  9386 views  |  0 comments
National Bank of Kuwait launches contactless m-payments trial

National Bank of Kuwait launches contactless m-payments trial

21 October 2009  |  9659 views  |  0 comments
Gates Foundation teams with GSMA to boost m-banking in developing world

Gates Foundation teams with GSMA to boost m-banking in developing world

17 February 2009  |  10375 views  |  0 comments
GSMA calls for NFC as standard feature on mobile handsets

GSMA calls for NFC as standard feature on mobile handsets

19 November 2008  |  7080 views  |  0 comments
Mobile operators to trial NFC payment services

Mobile operators to trial NFC payment services

14 November 2007  |  6152 views  |  0 comments

Related company news

 

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)
Visit www.abe-eba.euFind out moreVisit equens.com

Top topics

Most viewed Most shared
hands typing furiouslyBlockchain: what to expect for 2017?
6625 views 0 | 48 tweets | 41 linkedin
Global fintech funding hits plateauGlobal fintech funding hits plateau
6226 views comments | 22 tweets | 21 linkedin
Teenager avoids conviction for CommBank DDoS attackTeenager avoids conviction for CommBank DD...
5787 views comments | 2 tweets | 3 linkedin
hands typing furiouslyBig Data's Three Big Trends in 2016
5592 views 0 | 20 tweets | 10 linkedin

Featured job

Find your next job