Mobile Phones Become Travel Tickets

by Rathi Manohar on  April 27, 2011 at 10:30 PM General Health News
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Near Field Communication(NFC) technology will make contactless payment systems possible for half a billion Americans as they use their mobile devices as travel tickets. 
 Mobile Phones Become Travel Tickets
Mobile Phones Become Travel Tickets

Juniper Research reports that by 2015 the number of people using their mobile phones as tickets would increase with the NFC technology. Transport operators stand to benefit as this system would cut down operating costs dramatically by reducing cash transactions and speeding up waiting lines.

Of course this would mean upgrading mobile phone technology, as chipsets are needed for NFC to work. BlackBerry and Samsung are leading in this field as both companies plan to launch NFC-enabled and NFC-ready devices this year.

Again, since installing NFC equipment is quite expensive, transport systems in areas that do not have a form of contactless payment technology cannot benefit from this change. Nevertheless, contactless payments are in wide use already, so Juniper's principal analyst, Howard Wilcox predicts an increase in the use of NFC technology very soon. 

Source: Medindia

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prema Friday, April 29, 2011

In India today there are more cell phones [791 million ] then toilets ( 355 million)!! By 2012 Indian would have hit the 1 billion mark. Mobile healthcare is a huge opportunity in India.

ennairam_23 Wednesday, April 27, 2011

This is good. It means that less trees will be cut to produce paper. This move is environment-friendly.

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