Contactless network provider accells has announced it will unveil its new point-of-sale contactless mobile service this month at the Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona.
By linking a contactless tag or any NFC-enabled phone to the user’s mobile phone number, accells enables customers to make contactless transactions at the point of sale, conduct money transfers, make merchant and bill payments, and top up airtime – all while racking up loyalty points.
The network could also be used for general access control, ticketing for transportation and events, and access to health care, says accells.
Eduardo Shoval, CEO of accells, comments: “Through our contactless key, consumers benefit from a fast and convenient access to daily services while adding loyalty points along the way. The merchant can process transactions more efficiently, implement its own loyalty program, and add 3rd party offers to its current portfolio. Mobile network operators who work with us can achieve higher ARPU, less churn and greater market share. And financial service providers will benefit from a stronger protection against identity theft and other fraud losses. Our contactless network will dramatically change the way point-of-sale is perceived.”.