Turkcell, Turkey’s largest mobile operator, has expanded its Cep-T Cüzdan mobile wallet application to accept payments made with Akbank’s Axess credit cards.
Turkcell customers can now load their Akbank credit cards onto an NFC-enabled phone to make contactless purchases wherever Cep-T Cüzdan is accepted.
“We have initiated a new era with the Cep-T Cüzdan, which is one of the global firsts in the commercial application of NFC technology,” said Chief New Technology Business Officer Cenk Bayrakdar. “By turning mobile phones into wallets with the Cep-T Cüzdan application, Turkcell customers can enjoy secure and practical contactless payment.”
In support of Cep-T Cüzdan, Turkcell recently launched Turkey’s first NFC-enabled handset – the T20 Android smart phone powered by NXP Semiconductors. T20 owners can use the handset make a variety of of contactless transactions, including retail purchases, transport ticketing and access control, according to Turkcell.