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  1. foxbat121's Avatar
    First of all, you're just plain wrong.

    Apple's iPhone Gains US Share Even Before iPhone 6 Launch - Forbes

    Secondly, you're kidding yourself if you think that actually matters in this situation. Even at 20% of the market they'd still have the strength to be able to push the carriers around far more than Microsoft can at less than 5%. I'd love to see Microsoft do their own payment system WITHOUT needing carrier support. I just don't think they'll be able to manage it unless the carriers give up on Softcard entirely.
    What your quoted article didn't say is that Android phones are still > 50% of smartphone market share in US. Globally, it is even bigger margin (80% vs 15%, see here iPhone v. Android Market Share - Business Insider). Yes, recent quarter shows Android dropped around 1% of market share in US while iPhone gained about 1%.
    09-10-2014 10:37 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Reader hardware could be generic but the payment system behind it is not. I have seen readers that only support ISIS but not Google Wallet and vise versa.
    Right... It's like an ATM.

    ​It will read any card, but only allow access to those on the same network(s) the particular machine in subscribed to.
    09-10-2014 10:59 AM
  3. HeyCori's Avatar
    NFC isn't new. NFC payments aren't new. Many parts of the world already has a good handle on NFC. It's largely the US where it's such a problem. Everyone is vying to control NFC payments and instead all it's doing is limiting adoption. There just needs to be one standard that works on any NFC device for any platform. As long as NFC continues to be broken up by software/device/OS, the situation will continue to be a mess.
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    09-10-2014 11:15 AM
  4. JW888's Avatar
    Does anyone know where WP 8.1 is with Mobile Payments? I see the "Tap to Pay" option in the NFC settings screen but this area seems to be notably silent. I understand I need a special SIM, I assume AT&T has these now that iPhone 6 is available. According to Wallet App documentation, that is all that is needed.

    Anyone know if this is working?
    Not now.....should be soon

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    09-29-2014 11:04 AM
  5. mjrtoo's Avatar
    It's dead.
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    09-29-2014 11:07 AM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Not now.....should be soon

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    Pffft... I've heard that from software companies before. It means don't bug us, but don't hate us. There is nothing provably factual about such statements.
    09-29-2014 11:09 AM
  7. ashram's Avatar
    Not now.....should be soon

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    they have been saying that since the Icon was released on verizon (i believe it was initially advertised in store with ISIS support...but I could be wrong)
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    09-29-2014 11:16 AM
  8. Bodeanicus's Avatar
    Apple has an increasingly shrinking marketshare. They are treading on their legendary status and that's about it. If carriers wanted to block this on the phones they sold they could certainly do it these days. We need a good ole fashioned carriers vs Apple war cause in the end the carriers would lose if Apple started selling direct.

    What planet are you living on? Apple is absolutely crushing it. The banks also know that iPhone users have money due to the cost of entry to just own one. There's no way anyone is going to say "no" to Apple Pay.
    09-29-2014 07:43 PM
  9. mjrtoo's Avatar
    What planet are you living on? Apple is absolutely crushing it. The banks also know that iPhone users have money due to the cost of entry to just own one. There's no way anyone is going to say "no" to Apple Pay.
    Wanna bet
    10-01-2014 08:48 AM
  10. FinancialP's Avatar
    I can't speak for you guys but here in my part of the states, NFC payments are accepted everywhere.
    10-01-2014 09:08 AM
  11. Bodeanicus's Avatar
    Wanna bet

    Absolutely.
    10-01-2014 05:51 PM
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