As simple folks who have no influence on the process, we have no choice, but to accept this payment evolution (well, there is another option, really - to turn into primitivists and live in the forest), which is already knocking on our door. That's only reiterated by the fact that a very long list of major companies, among which are Google, RIM, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, which formed Isis, Apple (not officially confirmed) and Microsoft (also not officially confirmed) are all set to embrace NFC.
A few weeks ago we told you that a huge number of GSM operators have announced their support for a single NFC standard, and this technology is expected to be commercially launched in "selected markets by 2012".
As the NFC future is looming closer, we want to know your opinion on the matter:
- Do you fancy the idea of using NFC for mobile payment?
117 votes (117 votes) Yes, I want to get rid of my credit cards! NFC is said to be more secure and looks more convenient - I'm all for it.
58 votes (58 votes) Nope, I don't want to use it. NFC sounds like identity theft to me and also intrinsically insecure.
48 votes (48 votes) I'm not convinced we will have much of a choice in the long-term, so it doesn't make much of a difference whether I'm keen or not...