Samsung Galaxy S III gets Quick Tap contactless payment support via Orange and Barclaycard

Samsung Galaxy S III gets Quick Tap contactless payment support via Orange and BarclaycardFirst it was the official Olympics phone, now it's the Quick Tap standard bearer: we're talking of course about the Samsung Galaxy S III, which has just been announced as the first Android smartphone to fully support contactless payments via Orange and Barclaycard.

The service will be fully available from Wednesday, and Orange users who sign up in the first month will receive a crisp digital £50 note's worth of credit to spend on whatever takes their fancy.

Well, that's not quite true, as the retail therapy venue in question will need to have an NFC payment till for the magic to work, but we're not going to knock a free lunch just cos we don't get to choose the restaurant.

The service will support contactless payments of up to £20 at a time, and any MasterCard, Visa, debit or credit card can be used to load up the handset with credit.

Only existing Orange users upgrading to the Galaxy S III between September 5 and October 5 will get the £50 in credit, but whether that's you or not you'll still need to download the free Quick Tap app to start using the service.

Quick Tap has been around for more than a year now, and two Samsung handsets have already appeared that support the service: the Samsung Wave 578 and the Samsung Tocco Quick Tap. However, the former was a Bada device and the latter a feature phone, making this the first time Quick Tap has entered the Android mainstream.

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 3, 2012 at 20:39

Next I wanna read that Samsung include banking facilities in KIES hahahaaaargh

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 3, 2012 at 21:54

Next I wanna read that Samsung include banking facilities in KIES hahahaaaargh
Lol & +1

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