Nouvelle_image.GIF In New York, MasterCard and Citibank are testing NFC as a replacement for paper tickets.
Cingular is testing Nokia’s 6131 NFC phone, which it plans to offer to consumers. Cingular hasn’t announced a timetable for the new phone.
Northern California’s Bay Area Regional Transit is wired with NFC readers that will let owners of enabled phones bypass the ticket booth.
In Dallas, Nokia and MasterCard have given 500 consumers NFC phones to test at local 7-Eleven convenience stores.
In January, HSBC Credit Card Services gave 200 of its employees NFC-enabled phones that work at any New York City PayPass location such as McDonald’s and 7-Eleven.