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Report: Sprint to make NFC standard in its LTE phones

US operator Sprint is to include NFC as a standard feature in all its LTE handsets apart from the lowest priced models. The news follows the announcement earlier this week by the operator at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) of two new NFC-based LTE handsets

Visa certifies six NFC handsets

Visa and Visa Europe have certified six NFC-based smartphones from Samsung, LG and RIM to use the credit card’s contactless payWave application on SIM cards..

Deutsche Telekom to work with Groupon

Deutsche Telekom is to co-operate with Groupon in Europe, according to a story in FT Deutschland which gives few other details beyond mentioning the operator and the daily deals company will work togther on “mobile internet businesses”.

Sprint offers new Google Wallet handsets; pushes NFC on LTE

US mobile operator Sprint has announced two new NFC-enabled handsets that support Google Wallet. The …

Poll reveals readers split on how to placate user fears

Readers of Mobile Money Live are split on how the mobile industry should address user fears about NFC security. A number of surveys in recent months have revealed concerns about criminals finding holes in NFC security.

PayPal identifies partner for mobile payments pilot

Online payments giant PayPal will enable consumers to make payments in Home Depot stores by inputting their mobile numbers into payment terminals as part of a pilot with the retailer.

French government to support NFC deployments

The French government has shortlisted 17 cities, including Paris, to receive EUR20 million in support for the deployment of NFC services, with most applicants focusing on public transport systems, often seen as a key way to promote the take-up of the short-range wireless technology.

Korea has five million NFC handsets in use, says operator

Mobile operator KT says Korea already has five million NFC handsets in use by cellular subscribers and predicts that number will rise to 20 million by the end of this year, according to a report in NFC World.

NFC trials offer no value, says former Google SA chief

Stafford Masie, an IT industry veteran who has headed Google’s office in South Africa, has …

Feature: Will the mobile phone ever replace the physical wallet?

This new feature video from Mobile Money Live reveals how leading players are split in answering the question of whether the mobile phone can ever takeover from the physical wallet in the world of payments.