StarHub has collaborated with Shaw Theatres to announce the enhancement of its mobile wallet, SmartWallet, with the world's first NFC movie ticketing service.
Beginning 6 April 2013, SmartWallet will allow movie fans to browse and book their favourite movies at Shaw Theatres on-the-go, with the added convenience of collecting their movie tickets with a single tap of their NFC smartphone.
Starting this Saturday, movie goers will be able to print their stored digital movie tickets by tapping their NFC smartphone on a dedicated NFC ticket collection reader at all Shaw Theatres box offices, after purchasing the movie tickets through SmartWallet.
As a limited-time launch promotion, one-time fees for the StarHub NFC SIM card, activation of SmartWallet service and preloaded NFC payment cards (NFC ez-link purse and NFC FEVO Pre-paid MasterCard) will be waived for both existing and new mobile post-paid customers. In addition, Shaw Theatres’ standard ticket booking fee of $1 will be waived for all transactions done through SmartWallet between 6 April 2013 and 5 May 2013.
To begin using SmartWallet, customers with an NFC smartphone can simply get a StarHub NFC SIM card and subscribe to the free SmartWallet value-added service. They can then download the free SmartWallet app from Google Play. Existing SmartWallet users can enjoy the new movie ticketing experience just by updating the SmartWallet app to the latest version. For more information on setting up the StarHub SmartWallet app, you can refer to our step-by-step guide here.
StarHub will start the retail of Samsung GALAXY Express this Saturday, expanding its line-up of NFC Android smartphones to six models. For customers’ convenience, the SmartWallet app is preloaded in certified smartphones sold at StarHub Shops and authorised dealers.
SmartWallet houses three contactless payment card options, DBS One.Tap, NFC ez-link purse and NFC FEVO Pre-paid MasterCard, allowing StarHub Mobile customers to make secure NFC payments and enjoy lifestyle services conveniently at partner merchants across Singapore. Currently, SmartWallet is the only service in Singapore which allows users to browse, download and redeem digital merchant coupons to enjoy discounts and deals.
All three telcos are actively promoting the adoption of NFC technology among consumers. Here at Hardwarezone, we have prepared a Tech Guide to understanding NFC where you can know more about the wireless communication technology, SIM card and service activation costs, and locations in Singapore where you can use NFC.