Vodafone Wallet users will be able to pay for goods and services by using their MasterCard contactless cards, with the service scheduled to launch to consumers in European markets within weeks. Contactless card payments using Vodafone Wallet require a Vodafone NFC SIM and are supported on more than 60 Android smartphones.
Customers can simply:
•Activate the service by inputting their MasterCard card number into the Vodafone Wallet, where it is protected by the SIM and MasterCard SecureCode®;
•Pay by tapping the smartphone on a contactless point-of-sale terminal; and
•Check their balance and transactions using the app on the smartphone.
Payments are automatically charged to the selected cards, which are protected with a user-defined 4-digit PIN for higher value payments.
Mark Ritzmann, Head of mCommerce at Vodafone Group said: “We are delighted to enable MasterCard cards to be used contactlessly with Vodafone Wallet. Following our announcement earlier in 2015, MasterCard customers will also be able to add their cards and pay within minutes using our fast, secure and simple contactless payment system when it rolls out in the coming weeks.”