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Jul 31, 2011

How to Enable NFC Payments On Your Current iPhone 4

Nexus S users think they're so cool with their built-in NFC chips, but now there's an easy hack that anyone can do to enable NFC Payments on an iPhone 4 (among others).

Most of you have probably encountered an NFC-enabled credit card. Most major US banks employ this tech in their credit/debit cards. There may even be one in your pocket without you knowing it! (Just look for the little sideways Wi-Fi signal sign in the corner). The hack involves taking one of these cards and cutting it to fit into an iPhone between the rear casing and the battery.  

As more companies adopt the PayWave technology, this hack will get more and more useful. For now, you can impress 7-Eleven and McDonald's employees across the country with your fancy phone's newfound ability.
 
 

14 comments:

Mark said...

Shame I neither have, or ever really plan to get, an iPhone.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Wish they would stop making it easier to spend my money -_-

Drumsticks said...

I can't wait to get my google phone, I'm sick of the BB lol

Kyoun said...

Thanks for the info.

Dylanthulhu said...

That's ridiculous, lol.

67dude said...

Nice info

Diego Sousa said...

great info! thanks mate!

AllWiredAdmin said...

Phone != Wallet

Call me old school but I will not be merging the two. I don't have an iPhone but eh. Couldn't this be technically used on any phone? Just cut up the card and place in phone?

dwizzt said...

ohhh..that's cool.

Gryt said...

If only I could afford to pay for the data plan for an iPhone

Nokel said...

This is pretty cool... not a fan at all of the iphone though so no real intrest there... i wonder how well it'd go on my nokia...

also, a link to where you got your information & images would be great =)

movie68 said...

Cool little trick, may try it out.

Uberbyron said...

NFC is the future!

Diego Sousa said...

don't think i really need this :)