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Making mobile payments in Brazil with NFC

Adam Fraser Published by Adam Fraser April 13, 2012

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Making mobile payments in Brazil with NFC

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Adam Fraser Published by Adam Fraser April 13, 2012

BRAZIL – The first commercial NFC payment trial in Brazil began a few days ago, empowering people with a Nokia C7, Nokia N9 and Nokia 701 to use their mobile phones as a virtual wallet – by the power of NFC.

The PagSeguro NFC app was developed by INdT (Nokia Institute of Technology) in Brazil and when installed on your Nokia C7, Nokia N9 and Nokia 701 allows you to pay for items in bars, restaurants or stores. There’s also the ability to transfer money between individuals.

For the system to work, two smartphones will need to have installed the app and there are two very separate parts to the PagSeguro app. You select whether you’re the vendor or the buyer and using the password protection function makes sure you’re ready to transfer or receive the money with the right person.

A vendor types in the amount they are to receive and taps their phone against the buyers. The amount is shown on the buyers screen and it’s here the transaction can be completed, providing you agree, that is.

The money will be withdrawn automatically from a credit card, a PayPal account or from any of the other supported payment types. Payments like this with these phones only works from phone to phone and doesn’t work on existing NFC POS systems.

The PagSeguro NFC app will be available for Brazilian users from May onwards.

For any of our Portuguese-speaking readers, here’s another video.

Would you use your Nokia NFC-enabled smartphone to transfer money? Let us know, using the comments box below.

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