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TELCO DISCLOSES PLANS FOR 'PAY-BUY MOBILE' TRIAL
Turkey's largest mobile network operator and one of its largest banks plan to launch a small mobile-payment trial before the end of the year using phones that support Near Field Communication.
A Turkcell representative said plans call for a trial with 200 users, including employees, and 100 merchants. Turkey's Garanti Bank will issue a contactless payment application for the trial, said Burcin Acan, of Turkcell's business development department.
The trial is part of the "Pay-Buy Mobile" initiative announced last February by the GSM Association, which represents more than 700 mobile operators worldwide. NFC is a short-range wireless technology that allows phones and other devices to …