Sprint Expected to Launch NFC Payments in 5 Cities May 26th

On May 26th, Google/ Sprint will be enabling NFC (near field communication) in 5 cities, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington D.C. The only unfortunate part is that the only device that will work in these new locations is the Sprint Nexus S 4G. If you unfamiliar with NFC, it’s essentially a way to pay and receive coupons straight from your phone. Not like online buying, you take your phone and wave it over a NFC sensor and that replaces your credit/debit card. This technology is great but seems a bit ahead of our products. Some people won’t even use a computer for online banking, let alone have their phone hooked directly to their bank account. We want to hear your thoughts on Sunday – leave a comment below or on our Facebook wall.

Source: Bloomberg

 

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5 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    May 25, 05:31 Reply

    They ask for your zip code to provide ones that match the products in your local Target and “Printapons” and other online sources. Be sure to check out the websites of your favorite products often has coupons

  2. Skyman
    May 25, 07:10 Reply

    thanks for the post
    it’s informative

  3. Fabrice Sherif
    May 25, 18:15 Reply

    what sprint needs to go is focus on 4g services….owning a 4g phone and paying for does’nt seem fair….

  4. Aggarwal Rahul
    May 27, 04:42 Reply

    The Google’s step towards a open commerce ecosystem is going
    to draw a lot of attentions from the retailers as they get a new way to target
    their potential customers and also increase the buyer population. However, the
    geotargeting option might be a safeguard measure to save the public from
    privacy intrusion. Also Google being open to the other OS like ios, BB is also going
    to affect this app in future for good.
     

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