Gemalto Creates First SIM Card With NFC Functionality

Mobile security juggernaut, Gemalto, has achieved another, huge milestone by combining NFC functionality into SIM cards.

The SIM card is known as the UpTeq NFC SIM, and will the first SIM card with NFC capabilities. It will be compatible with Visa’s payWave, MasterCard’s PayPass, and AMEX ExpressPay.

This top-shelf  SIM card is now being utilized by Orange France, and it will allow other carriers such as Rogers or KDDI to add more certifications to it in the future.

The UpTeq NFC SIM card will also be compatible with loyalty cards, promotions, and other similar features provided by local providers. This makes the UpTeq SIM card a universal tool for phones that aren’t authorized to make mobile payments, or that lack NFC altogether.

The UpTeq NFC SIM card is a phenomenal creation and we’re hoping that it makes its way around to other countries soon. Are you excited for the possible mobile payment revolution?

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