M1 Announced Launch of M1 NFC Prepaid MasterCard and EZ-Link CEPAS

M1 today announced the launch of two NFC (Near Field Communications) services. They are M1 NFC Prepaid MasterCard and EZ-link CEPAS. Both services will be available from today.

As you may know, Gemalto announced NFC services on the 3rd August 2012. One of the partners is M1. As mentioned in the Gemalto press release, M1 will be riding on the infrastructure managed by Gemalto.

 

Together with an NFC SIM and NFC certified handset, customers will be able to make contactless payments nationwide, at merchants that accept Paypass and EZ-link NFC-payments. Customers who top up their M-Cards with the M1 NFC Prepaid MasterCard will also enjoy additional bonus airtime.

Here is the Press Release from M1 today.

NFC services now available at all M1 Shops

SINGAPORE, 22 August 2012 – M1 Limited (M1) today announced the launch of two new Near Field Communications (NFC) services, M1 NFC Prepaid MasterCard and EZ-link CEPAS, in collaboration with MasterCard and EZ-link. Both NFC services will be made available at all M1 shops beginning today.

Together with an NFC SIM and NFC-certified handset, customers will be able to make contactless payments nationwide, at merchants that accept Paypass and EZ-link NFC-payments. Customers who top up their M-Cards with the M1 NFC Prepaid MasterCard will also enjoy additional bonus airtime.

Through M1 Mobile Wallet – M1s NFC mobile phone application, customers will be able to experience the convenience and benefits of contactless payments, via secured mobile services with NFC. The M1 Mobile Wallet enables customers to obtain information on available NFC services, as well as manage their NFC account and settings, such as default cards, initiating payments, viewing transaction details and password amendments.

M1 has also implemented a wallet passcode as an additional security measure, which is required before processing manual payment transactions.

“M1 is pleased to work with our partners, MasterCard and EZ-link, to introduce Singapores first NFC services. This is a major milestone for mobile payments and our customers can look forward to more NFC-based products and services in the future to enhance their connected life and work”, said Mr P. Subramaniam, Chief Marketing Officer, M1 Limited.

A range of NFC-certified handsets including the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S Advance and the Sony Xperia S, will be available for customers to choose from.

The M1 NFC Prepaid MasterCard and EZ-link CEPAS are now available for purchase and activation at all M1 shops. For more information, please visit www.m1.com.sg/nfc.

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M1 is Singapores most vibrant and dynamic communications company, providing mobile and fixed services to over 2.0 million customers. Established in 1997, M1 achieved many firsts, including the first operator to launch ultra high-speed fixed broadband, fixed voice and other services on the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN). With a continual focus on network quality, customer service, value and innovation, M1 links anyone and anything; anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit www.m1.com.sg.

If you are interested, here is the Press Release from Gemalto that was released on the 3rd August.

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