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Depending how you interpret it. Anyone supporting Apple Pay/Google Wallet, is merely supporting Mastercard's Paypass or Visa's Paywave. There's no reason to turn off the NFC as you're accepting credit cards.What this could be interpreted as however is other "apps" like dedicated bank apps, that require separate technology to support. The entire QR code thing is at least more than a decade old and gained no traction anywhere except in some advertising material (QR codes for...
The Garage Door is likely better to be triggered by WiFi, where the presence of both the car and the phone in the address table of the Apple Time Capsule/Airport would give it a "safe" reason to open the door. Most Garage Door's passive infrared sensors at the base of the door to prevent the door closing while something/someone is underneath it.Another use would be outside the car itself, and simply waving the iphone over a panel near the garage door to open it without the...
The stores around here have the 16GB models in stock, but all other models are wait-listed.I might have to wait for the next version if the banks out here don't support Apple Pay this year In all seriousness, Canada has a much established NFC payment system, but nothing but poor excuses for mobile device NFC. ( http://www.rogers.com/suretap/ , Android and Blackberry only, NFC SIM, guess who takes a cut? The mobile carrier.)
Zip. MCX is not a bank, it's not FDIC covered, it's in a worse situation than PayPal would be if it was Paypal offering the service. (FYI Paypal offers credit cards in the US, nowhere else https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/paypal-extras-reward-program .)Unless that liability question gets answered soon, MCX is dead in the water. The very people who would jump through the hoops to get a lower cost, if indeed there was any to the customer, are the same kind that don't...
In Canada, there are three kinds of POS terminals:1) Ones that are Chip+pin only (they have only a card slot/pin-pad), are used by vendors who only upgraded to the chip+pin, and won't replace their equipment until worn out.2) Ones that are Chip+pin + NFC (usually tapping he card to the screen), All the ones I see are usually issued by Chase.3) Ones that have separate pin-pads and NFC sensors. These are the old ones that were rolled out chip+pin between 2003 and 2010, and...
I'm assuming the DL and SSN info is only done for a credit check and then discarded... BUT... companies like AT&T keep your SSN on file in perpetuity and any customer service rep can see it in legacy systems, and this is likely true of all credit-reporting facilities. Hence it may very well be that they keep your SSN and DL on file to report to credit bureau's like Transunion and Equifax .Tip: If a phone or internet site requires you to enter the last 4 digits of your SSN...
Consider that ACH doesn't have a way to check if there are funds in the bank account. CurrentC will result in accidental double/triple transactions resulting in NFC fees galore from the banks.I'm speaking of this as someone who handled "pay by check" over the phone before, and not a single time has the payment been refused. On the contrary, people would call in and complain about being having the wrong amount debited from their account OR the wrong person's account being...
This pretty much.An embedded SIM was always a bad idea, because that ensured carrier lock-in, thus regressively sending us back to 1991, where carriers started picking different technologies, and making switching impossible.The Apple SIM is just an option. What I'd like to see is the Apple SIM work with all PAYG (Pay as you Go/Prepaid) systems, in conjunction with Apple Pay, so that it only deducts an amount that you use, instead of "topping up" uselessly just to keep the...
The Translink system in Metro Vancouver, BC, uses Cubic but they have yet to actually turn the system on. Assuming they ever do, they could enable Apple Pay on it (It uses the same NFC hardware system that London Transport uses, though TFL allows payment via credit cards, where as Translink does not.)This comes back to the tracking data aspect. Translink wants the Compass card to do a tap-on/tap-off system, while I don't know how Clipper or the Oyster card works for...
The customer is "always right" is a cliche that made sense in the 20's to the 50's when you could only pay in cash, and most items were made to last, not made to be obsolete in 3 years.Today the correct cliche is "The customer is always lying"You have people who believe that just because a ToS or Law is written a certain way, that any loophole must be exploited. That is why we have BIG companies buying Canadian companies for Tax loopholes, or moving their money through...
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