With trials occurring at a fevered pace, NFC is being tested for real world use
USA: Cellular South and Kyocera Wireless conduct NFC payment trial of “Wireless Wallet” with consumers in Memphis, TN and Jackson, MS. End date: August 2007.
The Netherlands: Roda Stadium trials NFC phones for football ticketing and payment with KPN, Philips, Bell ID, SmartPoint. Dates: Aug 2005-May 2006
Taiwan: MasterCard, Taipei Fubon Bank, Taiwan Mobile, and Vivotech deploy NFC pilot in Taiwan for payment and couponing via smart posters. Start date: February 2007.
USA: Citi, MasterCard, Cingular, and Nokia conduct NFC payment trial using phones with PayPass in New York City. Start date: January 2007.
Austria: University of Applied Sciences of Upper Austria conducted a trial of 100 students and staff using NFC phones for payment at vending machines, peer to peer transfer, and access. Start date: November 2006.
Malaysia: Visa, Maybank, Maxis and Nokia trial Visa Wave payments with 200 participants. Dates: April 2006 – Aug 2006
Germany: Nokia, Philips, Rhein-Main Verkehrsverbund trial NFC ticketing for public transport in Hanau/Frankfurt. Start date: April 2005
USA: Visa tests delivery of coupons and rewards to NFC-equipped phones with 500 of its employees in California. Start date: November 2006.
France: City of Caen trials NFC for payment, parking, tourist / transit information via smart posters. Participants include Philips, France Telecom, Orange, Samsung, Groupe LaSer and Vinci Park (retailers). Dates: Oct 2005-May 2006
France: Grenoble trial sees participants pay fares for public transport. Start date: March 2007.
USA: Philips Arena in Atlanta pilots NFC for payment and poster download with Atlanta Spirit, Chase, Cingular, Nokia, Philips, Visa USA and ViVOtech. Dates: Dec 2005-June 2006
Korea: SKTelecom and Philips trial NFC with 400 SKT employees in Seoul. Applications include access control, smart posters, ringtone download, payment. Start date: June 2006.
USA: Mastercard, Verizon Wireless, and Motorola conducted a trial of NFC phones and PayPass technology in Dallas. Start date: November 2004.
China: China Mobile, Philips, Nokia, and Xiamen e-Tong Card trial NFC payments with 100 participants in the city of Xiamen. Start date: July 2006.
United Kingdom: Manchester City Football Club trials NFC for stadium ticketing and payment. Start: August 2006.
France: Strasbourg trial demonstrates contactless EMV transactions via mobile phones with Groupe Crédit Mutuel, CIC, NRJ Mobile, MasterCard PayPass, and Inside Contactless. Start date: November 2006.
The Netherlands: In Amsterdam, JCB trials NFC payments with 100 participants. Start date: September 2006
France: The Paris Metro, Inside Contactless, and Bouygues Telecom enable pilot participants to use an NFC phone to pay fares as a complement to the contactless Navigo card. Start date: April 2006.
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