StarHub launches NFC “SmartWallet”

SmartWallet payment

Later this month, StarHub users will be in for a treat. A Singapore telecommunication carrier, StarHub will be offering its consumers contactless payment opportunities at various merchants with the SmartWallet application. With NFC-enabled smart phones, consumers can conveniently make payments at the following partnering merchants:

  • Comfort Taxi,
  • G2000,
  • Pasta Mania,
  • Watsons Convenience Stores,
  • FOX Apparels,
  • Pumpkin Patch,
  • Toys R Us,
  • PastaMania,
  • Popeye's Louisana Kitchen,
  • Quiznos,
  • Coldstone Creamery
  • Shaw Theatres
  • And more…

How this works: By inserting one of these cards – DBS One.Tap, NFC EZ-link purse, or NFC FEVO Pre-paid MasterCard – in an NFC-enabled Android smart phone, consumers will only need to tap their phones at the point-of-sale contacts of the participating merchants listed above. It's as simple as that!

With this set as the initial phase for creating a seamless payment and a more enjoyable shopping experience for consumers, there are more offerings that consumers can anticipate in the near future. For instance, movie fanatics looking for a hassle-free ticket purchase will soon be able to download electronic tickets to movies, while public transport companies can offer consumers an alternative payment mode on their buses and trains.

As a start, these Android smart phone models will be adopting the secure NFC payment service: Sony Xperia Sola (carried exclusively by StarHub), Samsung Galaxy S lll and Sony Xperia S. Not to worry, as there will definitely be more smart phones that will be compatible with this service as it becomes widely-adopted.

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