NFC payments come to the UK with Quick Tap

 

By Posted 20 May 2011, 11:02

NFC technology in mobile devices has been talked about for a while now, with a lot of speculation if it will find its way into the next iPhone. Recently we told you the Samsung Galaxy S2 would not be having the technology in the UK, but today we can give you the news NFC payments come to the UK with Quick Tap from Orange.

Gareth Beavis from TechRadar is reporting that Orange and Samsung have announced that the service is now available for consumers in the UK. From today NFC payments are available via the Samsung Tocco Lite Quick Tap edition.

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Users will be able to go into places like EAT, Little Chef, Pret a Manger, McDonalds, Subway, Wembley Arena, and Wilkinson to pay for things below £15 using the handset. Users of the service can put up to £100 onto the Quick Tap application on the Tocco.

Unfortunately you will still need a Barclaycard credit or debit card, or an Orange credit card to upload the money to the device. Orange have also promised the NFC technology will find its way onto a wider range of handsets, as the Samsung Tocco is quite an old device now. You can see the new service in the video below.

Will be using the Orange Quick Tap service?