Near Field Communication Technology Turns Cell Phones into "Debit Cards"
April 21, 2006 1:25 AM
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Convenience just a phone swipe away. How would you like to use your phone as your train fare card or a discount card at a local attraction?
Royal Philips Electronics
(RMV), the regional public transport authority for the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region in
Near Field Communication
(NFC) technology will be deployed in a commercial environment. This comes on the heels of a successful ten-month field test.
Nokia 3220 phones with integrated NFC technology will be used as electronic bus tickets and act as discount cards for retail outlets and attractions. All 95,000 residents of the City of Hanau, Germany will enjoy the ease and convenience of NFC for mobile ticketing in public transportation by a simple swipe of their phone. This feature will also enable mobile phones to receive discounts at RMV's 14 selected retail partners in the area including restaurants, shops and local attractions.
Since most people carry their phones with them everywhere they go, this idea of incorporating services offers great value and convenience to users. Initial testing of the NFC enabled Nokia 3220 mobile phones by Hanau’s residents has shown positive results with 90% of the trial participants finding this to be a positive, convenient system worth continuing. Success with this can prompt other similar ideas and offerings.
With RFIDs in passports and credit cards, it really does not seem too far fetched that one day your cell phone will become your wallet.
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RE: Security issues?
4/21/2006 4:56:29 PM
So you give the crook the fake cell phone, and after he runs away, you call him and go "wrong phone sucka! MUAHAHHAHAHAHA" ?
RE: Security issues?
4/23/2006 8:30:10 AM
Pretty expensive way to have a laugh though.
More seriously, if you're bothered about security and hassle of a pin, how about the phone incorporating one of those fingerprint readers like some modern laptops have. Just swipe your finger across the phone to authorise. Without that it doesn't operate? Problem solved, unless they steal your finger too.
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