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French telco issues pre-paid contactless cards

25 September 2012  |  4376 views  |  1 Paris - Eiffel tower

French wireless operator SFR is to issue a pre-paid cash card to customers as a first step to the introduction of contactless mobile payments and NFC.

Priced at €14.90 and valid for one year, Paycard SFR does not require opening a bank account and can be recharged by cash, credit card or by bank transfer free.

The contactless card has been developed in conjunction with MasterCard and can be used at Paypass terminals instore for tap and go payments alongside conventional point-of-sale terminals, and for card-to-card transfers between friends and family. The card comes with a mobile app that provides real-time transaction data on balances and withdrawals.

MasterCard and SFR signed an agreement in July to develop a contactless NFC SIM card for fully-fledged mobile payments. SFR says it will start issuing its first NFC-ready SIM cards in 2013.
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A Finextra member | 25 September, 2012, 13:38

So this is another 'stick-on' PrePay Mastercard solution?  You may as well stick it on the back of your watch or pop it in your real wallet?  The App is probably just an online link to the PrePay Account, and allows Mastercard to link the account to a MSISDN.  All SFR are doing is the marketing and branding to their customer base.

At least it will help customers get used to the concept of contactless payments in advance of the real NFC-SIM in 2013.

 

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