mobilcom-debitel has reached an agreement with Wirecard, pursuant to which all new Android smartphones sold by mobilcom-debitel will come with the pre-installed mobile payment app boon.
The boon app will enable mobilcom-debitel’s Android smartphone owners to make contactless payment at any NFC-enabled POS terminal that accepts MasterCard Contactless payments.
Wirecard said that the smartphone will act like a contactless credit card that just needs to be tapped on to the terminal to complete the transaction.
Additionally, users can also shop online with the digital prepaid MasterCard which forms the basis of boon.
The latest collaboration will enable mobilcom-debitel to give its customers the freedom to make payments all over the world without cash or cards. The app also provides the complete transparent overview of the whole transaction process.
Leaflets in product packaging and push notifications will keep consumers with the pre-installed boon app informed about the solution.
Users can register for the service and can start quickly by using bank transfer or credit card to load the account linked to the virtual credit card provided to them by Wirecard Card Solutions.
Wirecard executive vice president of Consumer Solutions Georg von Waldenfels said: “We are particularly delighted about this collaboration, because we have found a new strategic partner in mobilcom-debitel with whom we can work with to boost contactless payments in Germany.”
mobilcom-debitel managing director of digital-lifestyle-services Antonius Fromme said: “We are glad to offer our customers together with boon an easy and simple way of mobile payments and with this to further build up our brand in the digital lifestyle segment.”