Gemalto, Telefonica, Caixa and Visa to deliver GSMA NFC experience
As part of the new NFC Experience at Mobile World Congress, four partners have come together to deliver a mobile contactless payment experience. CaixaBank, Gemalto, Telefónica and Visa Europe will deliver a payments application offered to 3,500 delegates at Mobile World Congress.
The app, developed by Telefónica Digital, will allow delegates to make mobile contactless payments using a pre-paid card especially developed for mobile payments, which has been enabled to work with Visa payWave contactless payment technology. The card is issued by MoneyToPay, the new subsidiary for the prepaid business created by CaixaBank. Delegates will experience the service on a Sony Xperia smartphone, and use wallet technology developed by Telefónica Digital.
The app will come pre-loaded with EUR 15, allowing delegates to make payments at contactless payment terminals across the Fira Gran Via. In addition, the app will allow payments at any of the 16,000 Visa contactless payment terminals in stores, commercial centers and city markets, as well as 700 taxis installed by CaixaBank around Barcelona.