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The UK operator consortium to create a single electronic wallet will not impede competition, the EU has decided – though Three, Google and PayPal may beg to differ. The consortium, which notably excludes the UK's smallest network operator, is intended to create a one-stop specification for distributors of electronic currency in …

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I'm OK with this

I'm with Three. I don't want NFC thanks.

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Anonymous Coward

Reality check, Dick

Three don't want to stop the adoption of NFC or contactless payments.

They just want to be in on the party.

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I don't really understand how it's acceptable for the other networks to continue shitting on Three. Is Three secretly owned by Richard Branson?

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Am I'm the only one who is getting the distinct impression that the OFT has it in for Three?

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Anonymous Coward

What have the OFT got to do with this?

see title

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a cartel is not going to create a situation where people lose out...

Well, they manage the same thought when the supermarkets are clearly working together.

My advice to 3's MD is to spend more money on the blackmail, back handers and bribes the rest are clearly using.

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"pay-by-bonk point of view this is a good thing"

What ? (at least) two competing standards ? Just pick one and let everyone use it. Less hassle.

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thankfully i don't think my phone is able to do this pay by bonk stuff, i want to stay as far away from it and NFC for that matter as I can.

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Anonymous Coward

Luddite

Are you going to smash up some looms at the weekend as well?

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Proximity payments

Yeah, it would be nice if there was just SOME way to get it to work. I don't really care who I'm giving the transaction commission to, I just want them to sort themselves out and switch it on.

Google, why is Wallet not available in the UK?

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Re: Proximity payments

>Google, why is Wallet not available in the UK?

At a guess it's because the Data Protection act prevents them from just selling all of your information straight on to advertisers.

Sorry, I'm meant "share it with trusted third parties who will only use it to offer services you are likely to be interested in".

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