Already in the coming year can be paid in Switzerland at cash registers in stores, kiosks and some vending machines with the phone. For smaller amounts, it needs to do this not even a PIN code.
The Swisscom confirmed on Sunday that she wants to allow the so-called near field communication (NFC) next year. Paying with the mobile phone will be introduced if until then enough mobile phones equipped with this technology were available and further tests were successfully completed, it was said at the largest telecom operator in the Switzerland on request.
Because the NFC technology is sophisticated – Japan the technology used in already busy, it will be for the remaining tests especially to the user experience. “It is crucial for the implementation of the payment function on the phone that this can be easily used by the customer”, said Annina of spokesperson for Swisscom Merk.
Swisscom will thereby introduce no own payment system, but allow the financial institutions to offer appropriate services on a mobile phone. The contactless payment: even in the Switzerland is not new. At kiosks operated by the Valora can last about two years with MasterCard – Paypass-cards are paid. McDonald’s offers to this possibility, even longer.
Thanks to the NFC chip built-in on the usual credit card paying smaller amounts without entering a PIN is possible there codes. The card must be kept only on the card reader. The function of MasterCard Paypass could be loaded on a mobile phone. (APA)