Windows Phone users looking for contactless payments can now use Softcard to pay at over 200,000 outlets in the US. The service, which is formed out a joint venture between AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, lets you easily pay at eligible locations via NFC.
Here's the features offered by Softcard according to the store listing:
- Payments: Add eligible payment cards and get all the benefits and protections you would with your physical card. Or setup a prepaid account and add money to it with your preferred debit card, credit card or U.S. bank account.
- Offers: Find money-saving offers from participating merchants—right on your phone and ready to use.
- Loyalty: Store participating loyalty cards and cut the clutter. Plus, Softcard features state-of-the-art technology and layers of security to protect your information.
To pay, all you need to do is login to the service with your PIN, select a card and hold the back of your phone over the NFC logo at the terminal during checkout. Seeing as how the publisher is listed as AT&T Services, it looks like the functionality is limited to the carrier. We'll let you know if it works on other carriers. Head on below to download the free app, and let us know what you think of the service in the comments.
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