iPhonAsia comment: China Mobile is planning to launch a trial TD-SCDMA mobile (swipe) payment service in Shanghai within weeks. Participating merchants include Starbucks, McDonalds, and Shanghai Shentong Metro. Will China Unicom counter with their own mobile payments service on the soon to be unveiled “for China” iPhone 3G? iPhonAsia has speculated in several recent posts about Apple’s plans to launch “wave-to-pay” in concert with China Unicom and their new WCDMA 3G network. See prior iPhonAsia posts:
- Is wave-to-pay coming to the iPhone?
- China Unicom promoting high end 3G services on iPhone
- Next Gen iPhone with “Pay-wave” Technology?
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April 27, 2009 EXCERPT: China Mobile plans to recruit trial users for its “mobile payment service” in Shanghai in late April or early May and begin large-scale promotions for the service this year, reports on April 22. The company hopes to enter 1,000 Shanghai stores including those operated by McDonald’s, Starbucks and Shanghai Shentong Metro in 2009. Read full post via > Asia – Europe Business