One step closer to the mobile wallet
The operator Orange, in partnership with the manufacturer Gemalto, decided to offer its customers SIM cards equipped with NFC chips.
Why it matters
Our mobile phone is an extension of ourselves – and we rarely leave home without it. This solution not only allow users to perform various operations remotely and at their own pace, it can also act as a mobile wallet. Users can also access a portfolio of scalable applications for NFC payments, transportation, ticketing and loyalty programs. While NFC technology has been discussed at length for some time now, how can brands use this new technology to connect with customers and their favourite everyday tool?
Etisalat, the UAE’s largest telecom provider, have launched Chat Plus. The service enables subscribers to exchange instant messages between Etisalat phones and personal computers. The main feature of the service is that it enables family and friends to discover each others’ status and availability and decide when and how to communicate accordingly.
Office Box is a new business solution from state-owned Portuguese Telecom PT, that allows small and medium retailers to have management and communication tools in one integrated service. The Office Box offers retailers broadband, telephone, TV and management tools such as stocks control, cash flows, selling statistics and campaign analysis.