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New technology is tested by Mastercard

Posted in General by testing in London on December 17, 2006

From The Journal News
Wristwatches, cell phones and key chains are some of the gadgets that Kranzley and other executives at MasterCard Inc. are evaluating as potential tools for consumers to load credit or debit card information. People would then use the gadgets to buy a cup of coffee, a hamburger, concert tickets or countless other items.

For now, the rollout is limited as MasterCard conducts tests around the world. MasterCard’s recent tests of the new technologies include:

  • A six-month trial in selected New York City subway stations with Citibank customers using the PayPass system.
  • On Sept. 10, the first 5,000 fans entering Giants Stadium for the season-opening game between the New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts received a PayPass wristband pre-loaded with $25 to spend.
  • In a six-month test in Dallas, participating consumers are using special Nokia cell phones to make purchases at merchants.
  • In Philadelphia, 1,000 Coca-Cola vending machines have been equipped with technology for consumers to buy their sodas with PayPass.

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