clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Visa lists payWave-certified smartphones

New, 5 comments

NFC technology isn't as big in US as it is other regions, so it's probably not clear to the average consumer which devices have it — to help with that, Visa just announced a list of smartphones that are compatible with its payWave NFC mobile payment system.

Visa logo
Visa logo

NFC technology isn't as big in the US as it is in other regions, so it's probably not clear to the average consumer which devices have it — to help with that, Visa just announced a list of smartphones that are compatible with its payWave NFC mobile payment system. The initial lineup includes the LG Optimus Net NFC, Samsung Galaxy S II, BlackBerry Bold 9790, Bold 9900, Curve 9380, and the Curve 9360. The phones run Visa's payWave app on a secure SIM card, so it doesn't seem like enabling payWave is a matter of simply installing a program on a phone with NFC. But Visa says that there are around 30 million NFC-enabled Visa cards across Europe, and with growing adoption in the US it's a good bet that the payment behemoth will work hard on getting more devices certified.