Samsung Galaxy SIII joins the Quick Tap portfolio
The Samsung Galaxy SIII is the first Android smartphone available with Orange’s Quick Tap contactless payment service.
Customers will be able to load money onto the phone using any UK MasterCard or Visa card and can then pay via NFC technology.
84% now recognise the contactless payment symbol
Credit card business Barclaycard has published new research showing that most British people now recognise the symbol for contactless payments.
84% can identify the symbol for paying via contactless card or NFC mobile phone, which is almost double the figure from a year ago.
This week's podcast starts with Nokia's billion-pound loss, although there's plenty of good news as well. We discuss it all - from UK ad-funded network Ovivo Mobile to Barclaycard's new spin on mobile payments.
Mark Bridge writes:
We’ve had a few sets of quarterly results in the past week. Let me summarise as best I can.
Qualcomm: doing very well, thank you.
Microsoft: pretty decent, although no-one’s talking much about phones.
Intel: not as good as before, although better than expected.
Nokia: sorry, we’ve lost a billion Euro. Well, we did warn you...
Barclaycard, part of Barclays Retail and Business Banking, has launched a new way for UK customers to pay with their mobile phones. It’s called Barclaycard PayTag and is effectively a small NFC credit card that can be stuck to the back of a mobile handset.
The sticker will operate as an additional card on a Barclaycard customer’s existing account.