Felica Spotted in the Wild

Tomi T Ahonen writes:

“I’m in Tokyo this week chairing the annual big 3G telecoms event once again. But one amazing thing I have to blog about already. Its what the locals here call “Felica” or the common man’s name for it, the “Osaifu-keitai” ie the mobile wallet.

I think we can all appreciate it that in Japan amazing things happen with technology. Still it surprised me to find that already 8 million use Felica and 22,000 stores and shops accept Felica.

Range of Felica apps is amazing. Includes the predictable stuff like credit cards, coupons etc. But also loyalty progammes, apartment door locks, business employee ID cards etc.”

Previous posts about Felica: Felica Survey

The Sony site: FeliCa

About Daniel Davenport

Daniel is a digital media executive with internet and broadcast experience. Daniel is currently the executive strategy director at THINK Interactive.

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