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Visa's Mobile Contactless Payment Trial in Taiwan

Teaming up with Chunghwa Telecom, Chinatrust Commercial Bank (CTCB) and Nokia (NYSE: NOK), Visa has launched a trial in Taiwan to bring together near field communication (NFC)-enabled mobile phones, over-the-air (OTA) personalization, Visa payWave contactless payments and merchant direct marketing offers sent to the phone. 500 people using NFC-enabled Nokia 6131i handsets for 6 months to make contactless payments at 3,000 stores in Taiwan which already use the Visa payWave system, which is normally card based. People will get marketing offers by pre-registering their preferences or holding their handsets up to special posters located in shopping areas and transfered using the NFC technology. The offers are stored in the application. This was set in motion back in January, when Visa and Nokia announced they were working on the service.

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