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NFC mobile phone has arrived in Britain,

Shoppers will now be able to pay for high street goods with a simple touch of their mobile phone.

This launch of this service will enable people to buy items costing up to £15 simply by touching their mobile phone against a contact-less payment terminal.
The terminals have been installed in more than 50,000 stores across the UK.
Food outlets including McDonalds, Pret a Manger, Subway and Eat, will offer the service, which has been launched jointly by Orange and Barclaycard.
Orange customers who use a 'Quick Tap' enabled handset will be able to use the facility.
It will initially be launched on one of the network's most popular handsets, which will be available on both a 'pay as you go' and monthly plan basis.
Users will need to load up to £100 on their phone using a Barclaycard, Barclays debit card or Orange credit card.

Users  will receive electronic statements on their mobile screen detailing their spending.
David Chan, chief executive of Barclaycard Consumer Europe, said: "This is the first time that customers can use their mobile to pay for goods and services in shops across the UK rather than using cards or cash.
Pippa Dunn, Orange vice president, said: "We no longer use our mobile phones simply for talking and texting - apps, cameras and music players allow us to use them for a lot more.
"So, making contactless payments with your mobile is a natural and really exciting innovation which we're pleased to be leading on in the UK."
The initiative is the latest phase in contactless payments, after cards that only needed to be held against a reader to make a payment were introduced in the UK in 2007.
From today, when you want to buy a coffee or a sandwich, instead of reaching for coins or a credit card you can just brandish your phone.

what's surprising is just how long it has taken to happen. I have seen NFC technology at many technology shows- but we were assured this was just the beginning and soon our sim cards would become our credit cards.
But we waited  and apart from a few quirky systems such as phoning up to pay for street parking, nothing happened.
There was a pilot scheme a few years back involving O2, London's Oyster travel card system and some sandwich bars, but that came and went.