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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!


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NFC Related Feature Articles and Reviews
Apple partnering American Express, MasterCard and Visa on a new payment system?

Apple partnering American Express, MasterCard and Visa on a new payment system?

NEWS / 03 Sep 2014

With rumors of the next iPhone having NFC support, Apple could be working on some form of wireless payment system and it seems like they've been in talks with major payment system vendors. If this turns out to be true, it could re-shape point of sales transactions as we know it.

Is Butterfly 2 the best HTC smartphone yet?

Is Butterfly 2 the best HTC smartphone yet?

REVIEW / 22 Aug 2014

We had a few days with the just announced HTC Butterfly 2 and we feel that it melds the best of the old Butterfly series and the new One series. Here's our take on the Butterfly 2, which could be HTC's best smartphone yet this year.

Hands-on: HTC Butterfly 2

Hands-on: HTC Butterfly 2

FEATURE / 19 Aug 2014

HTC officially announced the Butterfly 2, the international model of the J Butterfly HTL23 in Tokyo, Japan this afternoon. Join us as we check out what's new in the Butterfly 2 and how it compares with the company's premium HTC One (M8).

NFC chip spotted in rumored iPhone 6 schematic

NFC chip spotted in rumored iPhone 6 schematic

NEWS / 19 Aug 2014

Every year, there are rumors that Apple will add Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to the iPhone. Apparently, 2014 isn't any different, with a new leaked wiring schematic from Chinese repair firm, GeekBar, indicating the presence of an NXP PN65V NFC chip on Apple's upcoming iPhone 6.

LG G3 - Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

LG G3 - Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

REVIEW / 11 Jun 2014

Of all the Android flagship smartphones, the LG G3 is the last one to be announced. To make up for lost time, the G3 comes packed with the best that LG has to offer such as a Quad-HD display, a rear camera with laser autofocus and a redesigned interface. Where does it stand among the competition? Find out in this review!

Hands-on: LG G3 Smartphone

Hands-on: LG G3 Smartphone

FEATURE / 28 May 2014

The new LG G3 is hardly a surprise as leaks and teaser videos flooded the Internet in the weeks leading up to today's official announcement. Are the leaks spot on this time or did LG have some more tricks up its sleeves? Read on to find out if the LG G3 is this season's best Android smartphone.

4.5-Inch LG F70 with 4G LTE Connectivity Available in Singapore from May 24

4.5-Inch LG F70 with 4G LTE Connectivity Available in Singapore from May 24

NEWS / 23 May 2014

LG Singapore today announced that the F70 - an entry-level Android smartphone with a 4.5-inch IPS display and 4G LTE connectivity - will be available for purchase from May 24.

LG Introduces Pocket Photo 2.0 with Enhanced Portability

LG Introduces Pocket Photo 2.0 with Enhanced Portability

NEWS / 30 Apr 2014

The Pocket Photo 2.0 features a slimmer design with increased battery life, and prints 2 x 3-inch pictures rendered at 313dpi. Using the improved Pocket Photo 2.0 app, you can connect your smartphone/tablet to the smart mobile printer to begin printing.

Jabra Solemate Max review

Jabra Solemate Max - Bringing Big Sound to the Great Outdoors

REVIEW / 29 Apr 2014

Jabra steps up their game with the Solemate Max, a mid-sized portable Bluetooth speaker that's resistant to dirt, water, and dust. Read on to find out how it sounds.

Jabra Releases Jabra Rox Headset with Dolby Digital Sound

Jabra Releases Jabra Rox Headset with Dolby Digital Sound

NEWS / 03 Apr 2014

Jabra's new wireless headset Rox is built from premium materials and promises full-spectrum Dolby Digital Plus on the go, with one small caveat. Read on to find out more.

LG G Pro 2 review

LG G Pro 2 Phablet - An Upsized G2

REVIEW / 19 Mar 2014

The LG G Pro 2 has been billed as the "best of phablets" which is always learning from you. As the successor to the value-oriented Optimus G Pro phablet, what new features does the G Pro 2 bring to the table? Can LG take on Samsung and others in the phablet market? Find out in this review of their flagship product!

Creative Sound Blaster Roar review

Creative Sound Blaster Roar Wireless Speaker - Proof that The Best Things Come in Small Packages

REVIEW / 02 Mar 2014

We saw the Creative Sound Blaster Roar earlier this year at CES and were blown away by its sheer output at its price point. Our initial preview article captured our first impressions of this punchy little wireless speaker after spending some time with it in a special session held at Creative's HQ. We've now obtained the final retail unit for review, so dive in and find out our final verdict!

Register Your Interest for the Xperia Z1 Compact at Sony Singapore Website

Register Your Interest for the Xperia Z1 Compact at Sony Singapore Website

NEWS / 21 Jan 2014

If you are interested to get the Xperia Z1 Compact, you can register your interest at Sony Singapore's website.

Yamaha NX-P100 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers review

Yamaha NX-P100 Portable Wireless Speakers - Bluetooth Speakers Evovled

REVIEW / 23 Dec 2013

On the surface, the Yamaha NX-P100 looks like a standard portable, wireless, Bluetooth speaker. But under the hood it has a number of features that set it apart. Can the speaker also deliver performance to truly make it a cut above the rest?

Top Up Your EZ-Link Cards with My EZ-Link Mobile App for Selected NFC Smartphones

Top Up Your EZ-Link Cards with My EZ-Link Mobile App for Selected NFC Smartphones

NEWS / 05 Dec 2013

EZ-Link Pte Ltd today announced the world's first NFC mobile app for EZ-Link card top-ups. It promises to deliver convenience for consumers in Singapore and marks a step closer to transforming Singapore into a cashless society.