Orange and BRD test NFC payments in Romania

Orange Romania and BRD, part of France-based banking group Société Générale, have launched an NFC payments pilot.


One hundred BRD customers have been provided with a BlackBerry NFC smartphone equipped with an Orange NFC SIM for the trial. Participants are able to use their phones to make payments at any of the more than 2,000 contactless POS terminals installed by BRD in Romania, as well as at other retailers in the country or abroad that accept MasterCard PayPass contactless payments.

“This product will allow us to better serve our customers needs and offer many benefits to retailers,” says George Marinel, deputy CEO of BRD. “Through this initiative we want to develop partnerships and to offer our clients the most effective and advanced methods of payment.”

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