Vodafone Launches NFC Mobile Wallet across Europe
Mobile network operator Vodafone has released its NFC mobile wallet in Spain. It will be available in Germany in mid-December and expand to the Netherlands, UK and Italy in spring 2014.
Vodafone Wallet works with a range of NFC phones as well as with NFC tags that can be used by customers with other smartphones and feature phones.
Vodafone’s mobile wallet “makes it easy for organizations, including banks, retailers and transport companies to host services in the wallet,” says the carrier.
“The Vodafone Wallet allows customers to leave their cards and coins at home and manage their daily transactions efficiently and securely using their smartphone,” Vodafone says. “In addition to enabling customers to pay for everyday goods, the Vodafone Wallet will also be able to hold travel cards, loyalty cards, gift cards and vouchers, complementing and over time replacing the plastic cards in a customer’s wallet or purse.”