Carrefour launches mobile payment trial
Orange, SFR and Bouygues Telecom users will be able to make mobile payments in Carrefour locations, to store and redeem mobile coupons and to replace their existing store cards with virtual loyalty cards held and updated on their phone. For this purpose, Carrefour will install between 1,000 and 1,500 self-checkout machines which accept both mobile payments made via NFC technology, and MasterCard PayPass contactless cards.
This announcement takes place in the wake of the launch of Ergosum, a structure where mobile network operators, retail chains and financial service providers exchange in order to define the business rules of interoperability for contactless mobile payment systems at point of sales (cf. SI #08-50).