Octopus opts for Sony’s FeliCa at CARTES 2013
Mobile phone users in Hong Kong with Sony FeliCa-equipped NFC SIMs will be able to use their phones to make payments as part of the city’s ‘Octopus’ contactless payment system. The initiative, initially run as a pilot, will enable users to pay for public transport and retail goods.
This new joint development with Octopus Cards Limited
will enable users to access the same services as those offered by the conventional Octopus cards and products, simply by installing the FeliCa-based Applet for Octopus payment services on the NFC SIM card supplied by Gemalto*1, and inserting this NFC SIM into their NFC-capable smartphone.
The first compatible handsets will be from Sony Xperia models, including Xperia V, Z, ZR, Z Ultra(3G), Z Ultra(LTE) and Z1, fitted with one of these SIM cards and with a subscription of local mobile network operator PCCW-HKT’s paid mobile service plan.