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?
Meo Remote is a new application for mobile phones and tablets. The service enables customers to schedule the recording of their favourite TV programs using the mobile phone or computer. To get connected, consumers need to have a TMN 3G mobile. More than one phone can be associated to the same service.
The EIC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is about to make consumers’ lives much simpler. The EIC has approved an international standard for mobile device charges. All major brands, from Apple, Motorola and RIM to Nokia, Sony Ericson and Samsung have agreed to the USB powered universal format.