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SoftBank to pilot NFC in early 2011

Japanese operator SoftBank Mobile announced plans to trial NFC m-payment services from mid-January 2011, which it said will “pave the way for increasingly convenient and satisfactory global-standard NFC services and solutions in Japan.”

Report: Visa partners with Mastercard for NYC contactless commerce trial

Reuters said that credit card company Visa is joining a contactless commerce pilot initiated by rival MasterCard, which enables customers to buy New York subway tickets by waving compatible cards or smartphones over a reader at the entry turnstile.

MasterCard launches mobile payments trial

Credit card company MasterCard says it will rollout a mobile version of its PayPass payment system in a trial in Canada using Near Field Communications (NFC) technology. The trial will be conducted on Bell Canada’s network using phones from an unnamed vendor.

 

Mastercard, Obopay sign mobile payment service deal

MasterCard and Obopay have agreed to offer an on-demand person-to-person mobile payment service in the US using Obopay’s applications and website. The service, offered via MasterCard MoneySend, will give new and existing MasterCard issuing customers the ability to provide a mobile payments service to their MasterCard cardholders on all credit, debit and prepaid MasterCard-branded products.

 

MasterCard launches P2P m-payments in the US

Credit card firm MasterCard is to launch a new person-to-person (P2P) mobile payment platform for its card-issuing banks in the US later this month.