The ability to pay for goods via the NFC chip in your phone has finally arrived, courtesy of 'Cash on Tap' from EE and Mastercard. What's more, they'll give you £5 just for signing up and £5 when you top up your account.
While this sounds great, there are 2 problems - firstly, you have to be an EE 4G customer to use the service - T-Mobile / Orange historic users need not apply - and only a very limited number of devices are supported, specifically:
- Samsung Galaxy S4
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
- Samsung Galaxy SIII LTE
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3
- Samsung Galaxy Note II
- HTC One
- Sony Xperia Z1
- Sony Xperia SP
If you are lucky enough to be on EE with a supported device, you can get started by downloading the app from the Play Store.
As with all contactless payments, your phone can be used for payments up to £20 on supported terminals.
If you try it out and it works well for you - let us know! :)