StarHub unveils SmartWallet mobile app
This digital wallet service allows users to use three contactless payment cards on a smartphone.
In a release, StarHub with DBS, EZ-Link and MasterCard, unveils its Near Field Communication (NFC) app "SmartWallet", a seamless and secure digital wallet service. StarHub, DBS and EZ-Link are part of the consortium which received IDA's NFC Call for Collaboration award in October 2011, to develop an interoperable mobile NFC infrastructure and mobile payment services in Singapore.
StarHub’s SmartWallet will allow its mobile customers to enjoy the convenience of using three contactless payment cards on an NFC enabled smartphone – DBS One.Tap, NFC ez-link purse and NFC FEVO Pre-paid MasterCard.
SmartWallet will offer users a virtual DBS MasterCard PayPassTM card called One.Tap. With just one tap of the smartphone, customers can pay for goods or services quickly and securely at more than 20,000 DBS and MasterCard PayPass merchant partners in Singapore. Existing DBS cardmembers can apply for One.Tap at any time through DBS Internet or mobile banking.
SmartWallet users can also tap their smartphones to make retail payment with NFC ez-link purse wherever EZ-Link card payments are accepted, as well as to make payment at MasterCard merchant locations for NFC FEVO Pre-paid MasterCard issued by EZ-Link.
The SmartWallet app makes browsing, downloading and redeeming virtual coupons a seamless experience for customers. They can redeem coupons to enjoy discounts and deals instantly with just one tap of the smartphone, while making a purchase at DBS and MasterCard partner merchants, such as Comfort Taxi, G2000, Pasta Mania, Watsons Convenience Stores, FOX Apparels, Pumpkin Patch, Toys R Us, PastaMania, Popeye’s Louisana Kitchen, Quiznos, Coldstone Creamery and Shaw Theatres, among others.
Additional payment functionalities will soon include the use of SmartWallet to apply for, store and manage cards from various payment schemes, including those offered by DBS, EZ-Link, MasterCard and Visa, from the smartphone anytime, anywhere. In addition, a whole host of new lifestyle services will soon enable customers to buy and download electronic tickets to movies and events, earn and redeem loyalty points, top up StarHub Mobile pre-paid cards, and pay for bus and train trips, among others.
SmartWallet and its contactless payment and lifestyle services will be commercially launched later this month. To start using SmartWallet, customers with an NFC enabled smartphone will need to convert to a StarHub NFC SIM card and subscribe to the free StarHub NFC value-added service. They can then go to Google Play to download the SmartWallet app.