Orange and its banking partner have jointly launched the ever-popular Samsung Galaxy S III with the Quick Tap NFC payment app.
You will be able to pick up a Samsung Galaxy S III that’s compatible with the Quick Tap app, whether you’re joining Orange or an existing customer. You can then load money onto your phone with any UK Mastercard or Visa (debit or credit), and use the Galaxy S III to ‘tap and pay’ up to £20 at a time at one of the UK’s 100,000 Quick Tap-friendly stores, including high street chains like M&S, McDonald’s and Subway, as well as complexes such as Wembley Arena.
On a recent test conducted with the Galaxy S III with Visa’s PayWave NFC app, works at a similar selection of retailers. Now the question to ask, is there any advantage to jumping on-board Quick Tap? Well, customers who get the Galaxy S III on Orange between now and 5 October will also get £50 loaded onto their QuickTap account.
Here is a quick recap on specifications of the Galaxy S III for those who have not yet explored or need a refresh:
136.6 x 70.6.1 x 8.6 mm, 133 grams, Touch-sensitive controls
- 4.8 inches, Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen
- 720 x 1280 pixels, 16 million colors, Corning Gorilla Glass 2
- Android OS v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9
- 8 Megapixels, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
- 16/32/64 GB internal storage, 1 GB RAM, microSD, up to 64GB
- GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk
- Standby and Talk times of 690 hours and 16 hours approximately
Source : Mobile Choice