An NFC pilot project by contactless smart card producer LEGIC, telecommunications provider Swisscom and vending machine operator Selecta is providing customers an easier way to pay for refreshments with their NFC-enabled phones.
The phones are being tested in Swisscom’s buildings in Bern, Switzerland. Swisscom staff use the mobile phones to get chilled drinks and snacks from Selecta vending machines. The cashless payments are made possible by LEGIC’s card-in-card solution.
Swisscom is also looking at further development of SIM cards as hosts for NFC applications. It is actively engaged in the development of new services and working with mobile phone manufacturers to bring more NFC phones quickly to market.
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