Verizon Announces Wireless Wallet
Verizon Wireless has announced their m-commerce service, enabled as a BREW application from technology partner Obopay as the first mobile payment offering for any major U.S. carrier, will be available in the coming weeks. The Obopay service will allow customers to receive, send and spend money via their mobile phones, check their account balances, collect money owed from other mobile users, view transaction histories and invite friends to use the system.
While the service does not (yet) incorporate an embedded NFC chip for speedy FeliCa transactions it does tout a branded deal with Mastercard that can be used at any ATM or retail outlet that accepts credit cards. WWJ noted the Qualcomm connection in Sept. last year and sends our kind congrats to Howard and Pete – MIJ Alumni – on a job well done!