Nokia Lumia Icon now supports Softcard

Nokia Lumia Icon now supports Softcard
Mobile payment system Softcard is now supported on the Nokia Lumia Icon. That brings to four the number of Windows Phone models that will work with the Softcard application. The remaining three phones are the Nokia Lumia 822, the HTC One (M8) for Windows, and the Nokia Lumia 928. Softcard is owned by Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, and there are rumors that Google is interested in buying it at a price south of $100 million.

A free Softcard app is available in the Windows Phone Store. If you plan on using the feature with the Lumia Icon, you will need to download and install the app on your phone. The app will allow you to add and store eligible credit cards. Another option is to fund a pre-paid card and use that to make mobile payments. The Softcard app will also bring you great deals from retailers right over your phone. Besides installing the app, you will need to install a special secure SIM card from Verizon.

To make a payment, open the Softcard app and enter your PIN number. Select the card you wish to use, and hold the back of your phone over the "contactless" symbol on the terminal as you checkout. Softcard can be used anywhere contactless payments are accepted, which currently is more than 200,000 locations.


source: WMPoweruser

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Lumia Icon
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2420 mAh(16.4h 3G talk time)

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6 Comments

1. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

meh until denim updates on the Icon I'll keep using the 928

2. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Why are you waiting for denim when Windows 10 is almost here?

3. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

it'll be on the 928 before the Icon....Verizon does things like that even when using the developers preview

4. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Oh Verizon ... everyone knows the love story between VZW & Windows Phone.

6. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3098; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This article refers to Verizon phones only. AT&T supports the M8, 1520, 830 and Ativ S Neo. I have the 1520 and my wife has a Neo and we both use Softcard.

7. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Funny thing is that you can't get the Icon through Verizon's web site anymore. Not listed as one of their available smartphones.

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