Turkcell, Turkey’s largest mobile operator, has reportedly issued 300,000 of its T-series NFC-enabled phones to subscribers, according to NFC World.
Turkcell’s T11 and T20 phones, along with the BlackBerry Bold 9900, are compatible with Turkcell’s Cep-T Cüzdan mobile wallet, which enables contactless mobile payments, ticketing, loyalty, ID and, most recently, road toll payments.
Cep-T Cüzdan is free to use for Turkcell subscribers, but requires them to swap their old SIM card for a new one that supports the service. According to NFC World, some of the 300,000 T-series users have yet to make the switch.
The service, which has been available since May, has been integrated by three Turkish banks: Yapı Kredi, Garanti and Akbank. Product manager Ergi Şener says Turkcell will continue to expand Cep-T Cüzdan to more NFC phones and provide more features.
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