Finnish telco hawks pre-loaded contactless payments stickers
04 April 2014 | 4887 views | 3
Finnish telco Elisa has teamed up with convenience store chain R-kioski to sell pre-loaded contactless payments stickers.
Finns who are at least 15 and have a social security number and mobile phone number, can buy the stickers loaded with EUR20 in-store and activate them via text message.
The Elisa Lompakko stickers can then be attached to devices such as mobile phones and used to make purchases by placing them near contactless payment readers.
R-kioski, which has 640 stores in Finland, has also now equipped its outlets with contactless readers so that it can begin accepting tap and pay payments.