i-Free has unveiled new functionality in its wallet mobile app. From now on, a contactless transport card can be loaded on to the wallet. The app uses i-Free TSM (Trusted Service Manager) platform, which has been certified by MasterCard. The MasterCard certificate authorizes the remote issuance of Mobile MasterCard PayPass payment cards to mobile phones anywhere in the world.
i-Free wallet now accepts and stores contactless transport cards. This enables the user to pay public transit fares in 11 Russian cities such as Angarsk, Vologda, Yekaterinburg, Kaluga, Kirov, Lipetsk, Nizhnevartovsk, Penza, Ryazan, Usinsk, Cheboksary.
In addition to the contactless bank and transport cards, i-Free wallet can be used to store all kinds of discount coupons. The i-Free platform enables users to purchase a variety of coupons with a single click right inside the app using any bank card that has been loaded into the wallet.
The coupon service has been implemented in partnership with KupiKupon, one of Russia’s largest online discount coupon services.
“Developing the underlying technology platform, and the wallet app that’s based on it, we are striving to make the everyday usage of NFC smartphones not only useful and convenient, but fun, as well” said Kirill Gorynya, CEO of i-Free Innovations. “We are positive that users will soon appreciate the new level of convenience that the “Wallet” brings. They won’t need to carry multiple cards, wait in line to buy a ticket, or hoard a pile of paper coupons. All of it is now available in your smartphone.”
The i-Free “Wallet” app is built into 8 HTC and Philips smartphone models officially available in Russia.
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