Smart outs Tap Share program, country’s first moble NFC service


Got a Nokia C7 smartphone and are a subscriber of Smart? Good news for you then – you’ll now be able to use your C7’s NFC technology via Smart’s Tap Share program. The initiative allows C7 usersto get prepaid updates and download mobile content like news, games and music via tapping their device on specially-marked posters in selected Smart Wireless Centers and Smart Stores nationwide.

“With Tap Share, Smart is once again pioneering innovation in the Philippines,” said Smart Chief Wireless Advisor Orlando B. Vea. This contactless technology offers our users a hassle-free and safe means of availing of products—they no longer need to memorize lengthy keywords, codes, and URLs to enjoy a service,” he said.

To enjoy Tap Share, existing Nokia C7 users can update their phone software by going to their phone’s update menu or by connecting their phone to their PC via Nokia PC Suite (standard data rates apply). They can also visit the nearest Nokia Care Center to have their phone software updated for free.

While the service is just available on the Nokia C7 for now, it paves the way for other NFC equipped devices down the line. Just think about it – you’ll soon be able to pay for groceries and other purchases via tapping your device on the store counter, without bringing out cash or credit cards.