U.S.: Discover Financial to Trial iPhone Attachment with Employees

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Planned
Chicago and Salt Lake City
United States
41.65
-88.15
Launch: 
Nov 2011
Main Application: 
Payment
Mobile
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Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Planned
Chicago and Salt Lake City
United States
41.65
-88.15
Launch: 
Nov 2011
Main Application: 
Payment
Mobile Operator: 
N/A
Service Provider (application): 
Discover Financial Services (Zip)
Merchants: 
About 120,000 locations
Users: 
400-500
NFC Handsets: 
N/A
TSM*: 
N/A
Secure Element: 
Embedded
Other Vendors: 
Wireless Dynamics (iCarte iPhone attachment) NXP Semiconductors (NFC chip, embedded secure element)

Discover Financial will conduct a pilot with 400 to 500 employees who work at Discover’s headquarters office near Chicago and a regional office in Salt Lake City, Utah.

NFC Times Take: 

The discover trial is believed to be the first test of the iCarte attachment in the United States. South Korean telco KT, which has launched NFC commercially, launched a small rollout of the attachement this fall for its iPhone users. Australia’s Commonwealth Bank also plans a launch, and the device, which has been trialed in Turkey and a couple of other places. With Apple declining to build NFC into its iPhone 4S announced in October 2011, more trials or small rollouts using the device and related bridge technologies are likely.

 

* Trusted Service Manager: Defined loosely to include companies or other organizations securely distributing, provisioning and managing applications, generally over the air, on secure elements in NFC mobile phones; or licensing their platforms for this purpose.
N/A: Not available or not applicable.
 
Last update: Nov. 2011

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