EE introduces Cash-on-Top Mobile Payment on NFC devices
5 July 2013
EE has announced Cash-on-Tap, a mobile payment service that allows owners of Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled devices to make contactless payments of up to £20.
The mobile operator has partnered with MasterCard, ensuring EE 4G customers with compatible phones will be able to complete transactions at more than 230,000 locations in the UK, including branches of McDonald’s, Boots and Greggs.
The EE 4G Cash-on-Top application is currently compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia SP and Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, with more devices added in the next few months.
It is SIM-based, meaning users must have a recently-issued SIM card tied to the account, although customers can get a new SIM for free from any EE store.
EE is the UK’s only current 4G operator, but rivals are set to launch LTE services later in the year, increasing competition and threatening EE’s target of securing one million customers by the end of 2013.