You may have heard of NFC, or near-field communications, but did you know that there is the likelihood that you already have this capability in your mobile phone? It is estimated by Marketresearch.com that NFC, the short-range radio communication technology, will be in approximately 46 percent of the total mobile phones by 2016.
NFC can be used in many different ways to simplify your everyday life. NFC enables the use of your always-present mobile phone in new ways: payments, redeeming coupons, secure access of an office building, sharing and receiving files, and interacting with NFC posters to download special offers. All examples harness the power of NFC, which brings with it endless possibilities and new uses emerging every day .
What we at Gemalto find most exciting is that an NFC mobile device can pay at any contactless-enabled point-of-sale terminal, just as you would use the contactless interface on your credit card. With 86 percent of point-of-sale terminals estimated to be NFC enabled by 2017 in North America according to Berg Insight, you can pay with your mobile NFC for almost all of your purchase transactions in a secure way.
With NFC’s trusted infrastructure enabled by Gemalto, you benefit from the convenient user experience of your mobiles “already there” capabilities, making it more than just a phone. What else can NFC do for you? Visit www.Gemalto/NFC to learn more.