KPN provides NFC SIM cards to customers for mobile payment Rabobank




KPN will provide customers with a Rabobank account of new NFC SIM cards provided so they can use their smartphone for mobile payments in shops. The smartphone must be running a recent version of Android and of itself NFC support are provided.

Rabobank and KPN made ​​their collaboration for mobile payments on Tuesday announced. It is required that KPN customers with a Rabobank account have a smartphone that is running at least Android 4.4 and that includes NFC support. The Rabobank debit ‘stored’ on the NFC SIM card, it reads in the words of KPN. From the spring, customers can then pay for it.

Users must activate the option by downloading the appropriate app and install. Afterwards, they can, as with debit cards with NFC, their gear along the payment terminal from a shop get to pay up to 25 euros without pin. For this, they do not have to open the app, but the phone should be removed from the sleep mode. The system also works if the battery of the device is empty. The technique does not work in combination with iPhones. It is not known whether other telecom providers in this field together with Rabobank.

Providers have big plans for integrating the NFC chip in SIM cards. Last year KPN and Vodafone were already known to hold a test for linking the SIM card to the bank account and the system of the public transport chip card and then subsequently Check via NFC on the smartphone. For the future, KPN is considering deployment of digital versions of driver’s license, passport, entry cards for offices and concert tickets on the SIM card.


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