- 02-06-2013, 07:39 AM #1
I know what NFC is and stuff but can't thing of something to put it into use. Do you guys use it? if yes, how and what?
P.S. A colleague of mine owns a Samsung S3. He showed me some NFC-sticker he bought. As soon as he puts his phone on the sticker, his phone reconizes the sticker and activates what he has put on the sticker (Wifi On, Volume OFF, GPS On... ). At home he puts his phone on sticker number 2 and it activates new settings. Its so cool. Do you guys happen to do similar stuff with your Lumia 920?
- 02-06-2013, 07:43 AM #2
No use for it at the moment. No plans to buy one of those stickers. I know Sony gave some away with their first NFC phone, to encourage adoption.
I won't be buying any, just don't see the point. Perhaps when you can use them to buy stuff with it will come in to its own.
- 02-06-2013, 09:48 AM #8
I tried it with my hubby who also has a 920 and it works great for transferring files and such. Only weird thing was that the 920 wants you to have your BT turned on (Tap and Send). The Galaxy S3 doesn't require that. NFC is still very new and there are just a small number of vendors utilizing it (CVS Pharmacy for one) so it's just to early to tell. Nice idea though
- 02-06-2013, 03:38 PM #11
Instead of typing pairing codes for Bluetooth connections, NFC takes care of it automatically by transmitting a small quantity of data or instructions in a short burst rather than a continuous stream.
All NFC phones with tap to send like features use NFC for initial pairing and then switch over to Bluetooth for the actual transfer. Ditto for speakers and such.
02-06-2013, 03:50 PM #12
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- 02-06-2013, 04:16 PM #13
Really looking for someone to sell me on how it is a benefit. I see the fact that I will not have to enter a passcode, but is that it?
Not hating on any that use it, looking to be educated and impressed.
- 02-06-2013, 04:35 PM #14
I ordered a pack of stickers and am just waiting for them to arrive. I've been kind of digging the idea of setting up different profiles on different stickers for different environments (car settings, home settings, work settings, school settings). I've read that there's a limitation in WP8 on what can and can't be done, though, so I'm curious to see what the limitations are. I've also been keeping an eye out for what others are doing with them.
- 02-06-2013, 05:40 PM #15
I also don't understand why Nokia put NFC on the bottom of the charging stand. When I bought it I thought when I put the phone on the charger it would activate the app of my choice (like exhibition mode on webOS) as opposed to having to tap it to the bottom. I'd like to put a tag on the actual charging area if MS opens up the protocols.
- 02-07-2013, 08:58 AM #18
Ayush, interesting, not doubting you, but this was not supposed to be possible, are you sure you used NFC and not Bluetooth? Media transfers with NFC was not supported between platforms, maybe something changed with portico's update
02-07-2013, 09:01 AM #19
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When he tried to send the image to my NL920, it kept prompting "the recipient cannot receive huge file size", and that image was just like 2MB in size.
- 02-07-2013, 10:24 AM #25
I have a bunch of NFC stickers with my Lumia 820 and the only things I could do with them is:
1) open a settings page (like Wifi, bluetooth etc.)
2) go to a URL
3) Navigate to an address
4) open from a given list of apps
WP8 doesn't support doing the cool things you could do with the GS3 like automatically toggle your ringer or wifi or whatever. I know it's a security thing, but I personally think its too many fences on the WP field.
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