Orange and Barclaycard are launching a contactless payment service called ‘Quick Tap’, which allows consumers to make small value high street purchases using their mobile phone in over 50,000 stores across the UK.
Customers can make purchases of up to £15 by tapping their Quick Tap enabled mobile handset against a contactless reader at over 50,000 stores.
The service will be available on the Samsung Tocco smartphone, which will be NFC-enabled to allow purchases under the Quick Tap service.
The service uses Barclaycard’s contactless payment technology. Customers will be able to pay for items anywhere they see the contactless payments symbol, including shops and cafes like Pret A Manger, EAT and Subway.
Quick Tap uses a secure Sim-based approach to mobile payments. The service offers a single point of contact for customer care and enhanced payment security for customers.
Orange and Barclaycard said the launch was ‘a landmark’, adding that it is ‘the UK’s first contactless mobile phone payments service'.