So you’re one of those folk that didn’t get a phone with the fancy NFC chip preinstalled on your phone and you’re envious of the folks that do. Well now you won’t have to worry about such things as the folks over at Device Fidelity and Spring Card have come up with moneto. Moneto is a micro SD card that will have an NFC chip installed bringing a mobile payment system (touch-to-pay) to phones that don’t have it.
Set up is simple from what we read. First install the microSD card. Second add the antenna to the battery compartment for better NFC signal, and finally install the moneto app. Afterwards you should get ready to rock some mobile payments. The card comes with $10 preinstalled.
The company DeviceFidelity will continue to add support for additional phones as the year progresses. Look for these to hit the market by the second quarter of this year for roughly $30. If you have an iPhone, I’m sorry ;-), but you can get this feature via an $80 case. So those of you wanting your chance to play with some NFC chip action look forward to that here in the next 4-6 months. Hit the break below to check out the press release for full details. » Read the rest