Tuesday , May 15 2018

Are you a NAB customer with no NFC in your phone? Grab a PayTag and join in

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Except for iPhones, you can find NFC elements in just about every Android phone these days, but certainly not all. Some older phones don’t have NFC (or Near Field Communications), and even some modern phones leave it out in their more budget lines. Regardless of reason, not everyone has NFC, but being able to use your phone to pay is kind of cool.

If you’re an iPhone user, then your options are very limited, but on Android, even though we have Android Pay, not every bank is on board just yet. While many — including NAB, which this article is about — do have their own Tap’n’Pay apps, you might not have the required hardware, or you might want something that’s somewhat independent from your phone.

So, for NAB customers, you can now order a PayTag. This is exactly what Commonwealth Bank offered a few years back. It’s a sticker which you put on the back of your phone (or anything really, it doesn’t matter what) and you can use it just like mobile payments, or like a tap’n’pay credit or debit card, because that’s exactly what it is — in sticker form.

You can order a NAB PayTag online or by calling them up. Best bet is to order online though, which you can do through NAB’s website.

Thanks: Jamie S.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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8 Comments on "Are you a NAB customer with no NFC in your phone? Grab a PayTag and join in"

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Jon
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I’ve been using NAB nfc for Android for a while now. It’s pretty clean and easy. Nice to see they’re accommodating those phones with no nfc. Although the security of that is a little plexing.

TT
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Looks like NAB’s technologies are the worst among the big Banks in Australia. They don’t have the ability to r&d new products nor work with Apple or Google.

Chris
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Not sure it’s the lacking ability, more the lacking in willingness.

TT
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Agree, willingness exactly.

virduk
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virduk

Well with their own app that seems to work well there isn’t much need on the android side.

TT
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I mean since we already have real contactless payment. Why we use this payment to have nfc tag on the phone?

Ausdroid Reader

Personally my favorite is to use a Razor Blade to slice a slit in the side of your hand and insert the PayTag there. Wait for it to heal and all of a sudden, you can make payments like a wizard.

Chris
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My god if this weren’t so graphic, it’d be amusing.

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