Pharmacy giant Rite Aid has announced that it will begin accepting mobile payments beginning August 15. The company has announced that NFC-based payment systems will be supported including Google Wallet, Apple Pay and the upcoming service, Android Pay, which will arrive with Android M. Other tap-and-pay services, such as NFC credit and debit cards, will ... Read More »
Softcard was an interesting experiment formed by a few U.S. carriers to replace Google Wallet as the number one mobile payment system. Not that being number one helped Google, as it was the only one at the time. But with many deals and partnerships, Softcard was a decent service that would have been far better ... Read More »
We always said that the key to mobile payment adoption was for Apple to debut its own version. Of course, we were right. When Apple debut Apple Pay, more locations suddenly wanted to support NFC payments. One of those places is Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Stores in Disney World will support NFC payments ... Read More »
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In the new frontier of mobile payments, we’ve yet to see a definitive winner come in and take the market by storm. Both Google and Apple’s NFC-based payment systems have certainly made a name for themselves, but they’ve yet to reach the kind of saturation and ubiquity old fashioned magnetic strips have. Which is ... Read More »
Android users want to pay for things using NFC with Google Wallet, and iOS users want to pay for things using NFC with Apple Pay. And one thing is standing in their way: CurrentC. But the most passionate users of both platforms aren’t going to let their mobile payment system of ... Read More »
Google Wallet never really gained popularity. It was fun paying for things by tapping your phone to a sensor, but not enough people knew about it or could even use it (thanks, carriers!). I always thought that the day Apple introduced NFC payments would be the day it would become widely used. Little did ... Read More »
ISIS has been a solid alternative to Google Wallet for those who want a mobile payment system. Tap your NFC enabled device to a supported sensor inside a store, and your bank card is charged. No need to carry around your wallet or fumble with cards (not that it’s very difficult).
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last several weeks, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the news about the extremist militant group ISIS, based out of Iraq and Syria, that have been involved in several recent violent incidents spanning the Middle East. Because of this, Isis mobile wallet will see a ... Read More »
Dimple is an upcoming accessory that caught our eye. It’s a sticker that’s about half a millimeter thick that you stick onto almost any NFC-enabled Android device to add four customizable buttons to your device. Each button is individually programmable to do almost any task, whether it’s to turn on the flashlight (which sounds incredibly ... Read More »
Ever since Google Wallet debuted, we’ve had the ability to pay with our smartphones (well, a small fraction of us have, anyway). It was as easy as tapping your phone on the sensor and entering your PIN. What could be so bad about that? We don’t know, but apparently the carriers do. Most of them ... Read More »