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Everything Everywhere: NFC launching with 40k shops ready to rock

Dusan over at IntoMobile has the details:

UK mobile operator Everything Everywhere, which is a joint venture between Deutsche Telecom’s T-Mobile and France Telecom’s Orange, announced a commercial launch of a nationwide contactless mobile payments scheme in Q2 2011.

via UK: Everything Everywhere announces first commercial NFC rollout during Q2 2011.

Good work Everything Everywhere. I’m looking forward to buying a sandwich from Pret with my handset. Bring it ON!

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3 replies on “Everything Everywhere: NFC launching with 40k shops ready to rock”

The thing I was wondering about was how all these different nfc efforts are going to inter-work. Will the retailers that sign up for Orange/Barclaycard scheme be able to use their nfc reader to take payments from another scheme or not?

I believe the Orange / Barclaycard system is ‘just’ Visa PayWave so it will work with all Visa’s ‘touch’ payment cards regardless who issued them. I don’t think Mastercard’s system is out yet.

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