Mobile Phones Guide
The Complete Guide to Near Field Communications in Singapore
Understanding Near Field Communication
The Next Wave in Convenience
Besides 4G/LTE, the mobile world is also pushing for the rapid adoption of near field communication (NFC) technology among consumers. NFC-enabled smartphones have been introduced to the market as early as last year, and the momentum is set to pick up in the coming months with tablets and even notebooks incorporating NFC.
Several phone manufacturers such as Research in Motion, Samsung and Sony are working to build up an ecosystem for their users to enjoy NFC services. The three telcos also rolled out their respective credit, pre-paid and stored-value payment services through NFC-enabled mobile phones.
Through this guide, we hope to empower you about the basics of NFC, what you can do with it, how to get NFC services setup, the supporting merchants and much more!
NFC Related Feature Articles and Reviews
NEWS / 09 May 2013
Sony expands its range of touch-enabled notebooks with the new VAIO Fit and VAIO Fit E models that are available in both 14- and 15-inch screen sizes in a range of colors.
REVIEW / 06 May 2013
The Sony Xperia ZL is a variant of the Xperia Z, which comes with a slightly less premium design and no dust/water resistive features. Is it as appealing as the Xperia Z or even a better phone? We share our opinion in this review.
FEATURE / 26 Apr 2013
Smart control, smart sharing, and smart entertainment - these are what LG's 2013 Cinema 3D Smart TVs are all about. From the nifty Magic Remote and the useful Time Machine II feature, to the LG exclusive K-Pop Zone and the time-saving NFC functionality, the new TV models sport features aplenty. We've all the details.
NEWS / 15 Apr 2013
DBS Bank has announced that its virtual credit card, DBS One.Tap, is now available to mobile subscribers from the three mobile network operators in Singapore.
NEWS / 12 Apr 2013
SingTel has launched SingTel mCash, the nation's first mobile money solution that is a convenient and secure alternative to cash. Also announced is the mWallet smartphone app to allow mobile subscribers of any network to access their mCash easily and carry out transactions.
NEWS / 04 Apr 2013
StarHub has collaborated with Shaw Theatres to announce the enhancement of its mobile wallet, SmartWallet, with the world's first NFC movie ticketing service.
NEWS / 28 Mar 2013
M1 has partnered DBS to launch the DBS One.Tap, Singapore's first virtual credit card on a NFC-enabled mobile phone.
NEWS / 28 Feb 2013
Gemalto is launching its LinqUs Mobile Wallet, the complete suite of secure software solutions that enables a range of NFC services, mobile banking, mobile payment, and loyalty programs - all integrated in a single wallet.
REVIEW / 26 Feb 2013
The Sony Xperia Z is Sony Mobile's first in many areas - first quad-core, first 5.0-inch device, first full HD display, first to support HDR video recording and so on. Will the latest Android 4.1 flagship device revive the company's flogging sales? We give you our verdict in this review.
NEWS / 26 Feb 2013
The service will enable quicker and more convenient flight boarding for more than 37 million passengers who fly with JAL (Japan Airlines) each year.
NEWS / 26 Feb 2013
Visa and Samsung have announced their alliance that pairs Visa's payment technology with Samsung's mobile devices to accelerate the adoption of NFC payments globally. Read on to uncover details of their agreement.
NEWS / 25 Feb 2013
Huawei just announced the Ascend P2, and claims that it is the world's fastest 4G LTE smartphone. Hit the link to find out more.
NEWS / 19 Feb 2013
HTC officially launched its latest flagship phone, the One which will be available globally in more than 80 countries and regions beginning in March.
REVIEW / 19 Feb 2013
LG collaborated with its sister companies, LG Chem, LG Display and LG Innotek to offer its latest flagship model, the Optimus G. What industry leading technologies does the LG Optimus G possess? Can it give the competition a run for its money? Read on to find out more in our review.
FEATURE / 07 Feb 2013
Digital payment and security - these two go hand-in-hand. In this edition of our NFC series, we take a quick look at the security measures and follow-up actions in the case your device or NFC SIM card is misplaced or stolen.