Following our NFC introduction and our recent coverage on setting up NFC services on your device, here's a comprehensive list of places where you can indulge in shopping without, literally, having to take out a single cent. Do keep in mind that the below lists are growing as we speak and is more of a snapshot of which merchants are equipped with the infrastructure to support payments via NFC approved devices.
According to the website, DBS One.Tap allows users to pay at over 30,000 merchant acceptance points including Comfort & CityCab, Watsons, PastaMania, Shaw Theatres, G2000, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and more. Sometimes these vendors come with digital coupons, of which users can redeem the offer on their phones before tapping it to make the payment. As for pre-paid Mastercards, these terminals will be compatible as long as they accept MasterCard PayPass.
Below are some of the major merchant points where you can make purchases via NFC. For the exhaustive list, check out this PDF resource link.
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Similarly, you can use your NFC EZ-Link purse service on your NFC-enabled devices at merchant outlets with the EZ-Link logo.
At the moment, EZ-Link is still carrying out testing for NFC payment for public transit (buses and trains), closely working with the transport authorities and operators to test various NFC handsets. A representative has mentioned that there's no definite date as to when the new services will go live at the moment but otherwise, users with NFC-enabled devices can soon look forward to paying their fares with their smartphones.