Vodafone Wallet users can make contactless payment on MasterCard

Vodafone Wallet
Users of Vodafone Wallet can make contact less payment for goods and services on MasterCard cards in European markets.

Vodafone Wallet is part of the Vodafone mCommerce strategy to provide a mobile alternative to coins, banknotes and plastic cards.

Contactless card payments using Vodafone Wallet require a Vodafone NFC SIM and are supported on more than 60 Android smartphones.

Customers can activate the service by inputting their MasterCard card number into the Vodafone Wallet, where it is protected by the SIM and MasterCard SecureCode. They can 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.

“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,” said Mark Ritzmann, head of mCommerce at Vodafone Group.

Vodafone has launched Wallet services in Germany, Spain, the UK, Italy, The Netherlands and Hungary.

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