It will be possible to use the telephones for making payments wherever Visa contactless cards are accepted. iPhone users can simply attach the Wireless Dynamics iCarte accessory to their iPhone and download the companion Visa Mobile application for iCarte App from the App Store. The iCarte accessory contains an antenna and an embedded Secure Element where the Visa mobile card is safely stored. This “card”, in turn, works with an app from the App Store to enable payments on the iPhone. Once the Visa mobile card is activated, consumers can start making purchases by simply launching the app and touching their iPhone on any contactless-enabled point of sale terminal across Europe, without the need to enter their PIN*.
Komerční banka** will supply its customers with the NFC add-on accessories for iPhones.
In the first half of 2012, Komerční banka will also launch a direct banking service for iPhone mobile phones and telephones with the Android operating system. Owners of iPhones who will install the new mobile banking functionality in their handsets will be able to check, right in their handset, the transactions that they have made using “the card in the mobile”.