The iPhone may not come with built-in NFC, but that hasn’t stopped it from finding itself at the center of plenty of NFC-based payment projects. The latest comes courtesy of US Bank, which is now kicking off trials of its new Go Mobile service in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Portland, Oregon. As with similar efforts from RBS and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (among others), this service relies on an iPhone case equipped with an NFC chip (iPhone 4 and 4S only), which lets customers pay by swiping their phone over an NFC reader at participating retailers — in this case, anyone that accepts Visa payWave. Unfortunately, US Bank isn’t offering many details about its plans beyond this initial trial, saying only that it’s looking to introduce it “more broadly in 2013.”
Source: US Bank
Original post by Donald Melanson
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