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Old 21-10-2014, 11:47 PM   #31
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Here's hoping that Apple can arrange a deal with DBS, considering that they also have presence outside of Singapore (e.g. Hong Kong) so Apple might be more interested.
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Old 22-10-2014, 12:20 AM   #32
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Imagine u go ntuc. Buy one packet of drinks. Cashier Scan your item. U bring out your phone n wave in front of the receiver. The phone lights up. U put your finger to the fingerprint scanner. Done. Android has NFC for a long while. Apple made it sexy....
Its really about the implementation, being the first to have NFC is like an empty victory, being the first to successfully implement widespread adoption of NFC payment is what counts.

This is where Apple specialise in, implementation, driving adoption and software hardware integration.
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Old 22-10-2014, 12:24 AM   #33
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its all about market size

apple priority is not asia
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Old 22-10-2014, 12:25 AM   #34
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Android has it for sometime but still you can't do it at NTUC right? It all boils down to how dedicated the company is to make it happen. The way I see it Apple is kinda dedicated by wooing the different banks and companies
Indeed, Apple to it right where others didn't and that is banks playing a critical role in pushing for NFC adoption, honestly, I wouldn't want to go through the process of "topping up" a mobile NFC payment solution account just to use to make payments or deal with funds being channelled through a newcomer tech company, I want my payments to be directly charged to my card and through a reputable company that facilitates the payment with a strong security solution.
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Old 22-10-2014, 12:39 AM   #35
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its all about market size

apple priority is not asia
Pretty sure China is part of Asia...
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Old 22-10-2014, 12:43 AM   #36
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Android has it for sometime but still you can't do it at NTUC right? It all boils down to how dedicated the company is to make it happen. The way I see it Apple is kinda dedicated by wooing the different banks and companies
talking about NTUC, they don't even support PayWave/PayPass i think. at least for e branches i visit that r near my hse. if u use google wallet on Android, u can try at Cold Storage, Giant. they support NFC (PayWave/PayPass) so google wallet should work.
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Old 22-10-2014, 12:53 AM   #37
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Pretty sure China is part of Asia...
yeah, n i believe Apple has wasted no time getting into China. think UnionPay is e biggest network there?

UnionPay, Apple Said to Agree on U.S. Firm's New Payment Technology -

(Beijing) – China UnionPay Co. Ltd. and Apple Inc. have agreed to cooperate to bring the U.S. tech company's new smartphone payment option to China, a source with knowledge of the matter says.
On September 9, Apple unveiled its new line of smartphones – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – and a payment option linked to the devices called Apple Pay. The source said UnionPay, a state-backed bankcard association that runs a settlement system for cards bearing its logo, has already agreed to let Apple Pay link to its cards.
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Old 22-10-2014, 01:54 AM   #38
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NTUC supports Paywave and PayPass. It's not well-known because they call it 'Contactless Credit Card' at least at the self-checkout counter.
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Old 22-10-2014, 01:56 AM   #39
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It's just a matter of getting MAS to approve it. The infrastructure is already there. PayWave is a very common payment nowadays here.
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Old 22-10-2014, 08:39 AM   #40
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NTUC supports Paywave and PayPass. It's not well-known because they call it 'Contactless Credit Card' at least at the self-checkout counter.
oops my bad! I could have sworn when I asked e cashier about PayWave they told me no, only NETs available. or is it only available at those NTUC Finest that have self-checkout counters?
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Old 22-10-2014, 09:12 AM   #41
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Hmmm this is a very informative thread about contact less cards and such. Atleast people are sharing their knowledge and not calling each other stupid or dumb anymore
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Old 22-10-2014, 09:20 AM   #42
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oops my bad! I could have sworn when I asked e cashier about PayWave they told me no, only NETs available. or is it only available at those NTUC Finest that have self-checkout counters?
Whenever I go to Bedok central ntuc and I asked if they accept credit cards they told me no. Only NETS. Lol.

I rarely go there now, ever since Bedok mall has finest, so things might have changed.

But a lot of Singapore stores accept PayWave or PayPass now leh, so still ok.
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Old 22-10-2014, 09:55 AM   #43
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they should allow in-app purchase outside US
(not that i do that often, but at least can get to experience it)
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Old 22-10-2014, 11:53 AM   #44
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Now you pass the card to the cashier at ntuc, if below $40 dun even need signature.
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Old 22-10-2014, 05:07 PM   #45
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Apple Pay works on Visa PayWave too by Vishnu Prem (burnflare) on Mobypicture
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