ViVOtech Launch ViVOwallet Payment and Promotion Software for Symbian OS Mobile Phones

Monday 22 March 2004 18:06 CET | News

ViVOtech has launched customized contactless payment and promotion software for Symbian OS mobile phones. This software application is the first user-friendly wallet that further enhances the mobile phone as an "all in one" device serving as an integral part of consumers daily lives. The new ViVOwallet solution adds a powerful application to the mobile phones existing capabilities spurring new consumer usage and opening the door to incremental revenue opportunities for wireless operators, retailers and handset makers. Symbian OS is the leading mobile OS for data-enabled mobile phones with advanced capabilities such as PC synchronization, multi-media and gaming to name a few. With ViVOwallet software, consumers will be able make secure, convenient and fast contactless payments. Moreover, consumers will find great ease in picking up graphics against text while navigating the solution as well as need a significantly less number of clicks to make a payment. This feature makes ViVOwallet extremely simple and user-friendly. Other services that ViVOwallet offers include the ability to use loyalty cards, gift cards and SMS e-coupons. Customers can carry coupons digitally on their phones and use them for payments and to redeem promotions at any ViVOtech enabled location. ViVOtechs end-to-end solution allows payment as well authentication of e-coupons at the point-of- sale terminal. The desire to access wireless applications and services is hitting the mainstream. According to a recently released report by research firm Gartner Group, rollouts over the next few years will most likely involve contactless cards either as a stand-alone or part of wireless devices. Moreover, a contactless payment pilot conducted by ViVOtech in collaboration with a leading wireless service provider late last year revealed that four in every 10 participants would prefer to replace their wallet and make wireless payments using the mobile phones ViVOwallet. When using a Symbian OS mobile device, consumers can use ViVOwallet to simply point the device at the cash register, enabled with a ViVOpay reader, of a participating retailer. The payment information is immediately transferred to the merchant for a payment or for a loyalty transaction using IR/RF technology. ViVOtechs ViVOwallet payment and promotion software will be available for download on all Symbian OS-based Series 60 and UIQ platform mobile devices worldwide. Symbian OS is licensed by the worlds leading handset manufacturers including LG Electronics, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and SonyEricsson. A majority of the wireless operators worldwide offer these devices.

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