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Gemalto's UpTeq NFC is the first SIM card authorized for mobile payments by Visa, MasterCard and Amex

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Gemalto's UpTeq NFC is the first SIM card authorized for mobile payments by Visa, MasterCard and Amex
The Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card and mobile security juggernaut Gemalto managed to score another first in its quest to unify the SIM card and NFC functionality in one.

Its UpTeq NFC SIM is now the first card that can go in your phone, and have all three major payment networks certification for mobile buying and selling. This mobile payment SIM can now authorize purchases via Visa's huge payWave network, MasterCard's PayPass, and AMEX is not left out in the cold with its ExpressPay solution.

The top-shelf SIM card module is now utilized by Orange France, and it lets carriers add more certifications to it, like Rogers in Canada, or KDDI in Japan, which, apart from the major payment network providers like Visa, Amex and MasterCard, are to add their local mobile payment providers to Gemalto's brainchild. Loyalty cards, promotions and other marketing tricks can also be added to the SIM card module by local providers, turning it into a universal tool in case your phone is not equipped with an NFC chip, or authorized for mobile payments.

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posted on 05 Dec 2012, 08:33

1. eddo85 (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


i totally love paying via nfc :D

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 09:03

2. mydi.maus (unregistered)


smartphone never leave home with out it; )

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