Blaze Mobile has teamed with MasterCard to offer a PayPass sticker that can be attached to any mobile device and used for contactless payment transactions at 141,000 PayPass-enabled merchant locations.
The sticker transmits card information to the merchant's point-of-sale terminal via RFID technology, allowing consumers to "tap" their mobile device on a PayPass reader to complete their transaction.
The mobile payment sticker is tied to a prepaid account and is issued by MetaBank.
MasterCard sees the approach as a bridge to fully integrated contactless payment capabilities using NFC (Near Field Communications) technology.
Art Kranzley, chief emerging technology officer, MasterCard Worldwide, says: "Having a payment capability on the phone is a great way for consumers to see the benefit of having a payment capability in the phone."