DeviceFidelity

Now DeviceFidelity lets you conduct Visa mobile contactless payments on even more smartphone models. The expanded list of smartphone models compatible with the DeviceFidelity “In2Pay” microSD technology includes the Blackberry “Tour 9630” and Android based Samsung “Epic 4G,” Samsung “Fascinate,” “Mesmerize” and “Showcase”‘ models. This is in addition to the original list of smartphones approved…

GiftShelf by Chase

As a Chase credit cardmember, you can now send a gift card to anyone instantly via text message or email! Just in time for your holiday shopping season, Chase has launched its “GiftShelf” mobile gift card application, available through the Apple iTunes App Store. With the “GiftShelf” free application, you can now conduct mobile gift…

Credit Card Gingerbread

Get ready to use that “phone” like a a credit card Droid fans! Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA have partnered to find yet another use for the ‘Gingerbread’ Android smartphone. The “Isis” partnership will compete with credit card companies for your business, allowing NFC payment through the Discover Financial Services’ payment network. Once…

Starbucks Card Mobile

Alright coffee drinkers; Starbucks has expanded its “Starbucks Card Mobile” payment test to nearly 300 company-operated stores in New York City and on Long Island. This builds on the successful launch of Starbucks Card Mobile App for select BlackBerry smartphones, iPhone and iPod touch, and the Starbucks mobile payment test which started in fall 2009.…

Social mopay

Listen up gamers and social network junkies! You can now pay for all your social games on Facebook, Hi5, MySpace, Orkut and VZ-Networks right through your mobile phone with mopay. Having partnered with 16 leading brands in the social gaming market, the mobile payment platform leader in the browser games industry partnered with 16 social…

ATM Hunter for BlackBerry Phones

MasterCard Worldwide has made available its “ATM Hunter” application for BlackBerry smartphones. The “ATM Hunter” utilizes the BlackBerry platform’s location awareness technologies to pinpoint the search and easily locate the nearest ATM, be it in a bank, restaurant, airport, retail or convenience store. Users without GPS-enabled BlackBerry smartphones, or out of GPS coverage, can still…

Zong+

Move over Boku and PayPal, Zong just added more zing to its mobile payment service. The new “Zong+” service links up to any type of payment card (V/MC/AX/DS) through a one-time entry process. Users purchase goods by simply entering their mobile number and confirming the security transaction code sent to their phone. Zong is already…

Payment Skins

This fall you’ll be able to buy a new skin for your mobile phone that has a space age payment chip embedded. The “PHOOLAH” technology gives cardholders the ability to select their phone model and select their specific graphical artwork to order their own mobile skin that fits them the best. The specific skin is…

Android Payments

Visa and Chase plans to make mobile payment-related services broadly available in the U.S. via Google’s new “Android” platform. The new Visa mobile services developed for the “Android” platform include near real-time notification of purchase activity based on customized cardholder preferences; receipt of targeted offers from merchants directly to the phone; and a locator service…

Mobile Banking

A new report has found that only one in ten consumers is willing to adopt mobile payment services. However, 25-44 year-olds and consumers earning more than $100,000 per year are the most willing to use mobile P2P payments. The study by Javelin Strategy & Research also discovered that 39% of 45-55 year-olds indicated that anytime/anywhere…