Pay bills by swiping phone

Customers could soon be able to pay for purchases by swiping their mobile phones in shops.

19th February, 2011

Customers could soon be able to pay for purchases by swiping their mobile phones in shops.

Mobile operator O2 said that a new generation of phones, including the upcoming iPhone 5,would enable it to launch the contactless payments in the near future.

Last week the mobile operator announced O2 Money, a pre-paid payments card that can be topped up in the same manner as a pay-as-you-go mobile phone.

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