I've got a Lumia 920 which, of course, has a NFC chip. I was in London last week and I saw that there are already a few places where NFC payments are available. In the restaurant I ate in Chinatown, there was a NFC thingie attached to the counter. I asked if I could pay with NFC, and they said they didn't see it working with my kind of phone but they let me try.
I never did this so I tried turning on the NFC setting, and opening the wallet. But nothing happened.
After a bit of googling it seems that my "wallet" app does not have an option to turn paying wih NFC on. On the Windowsphone website it says that "some phones do have an NFC chip but not all carriers are ready for NFC payments".
What does it mean? Am I right that NFC payment should be available for the L920 but that the problem lays with my provider?
Only Android and Blackberry 10 are supported by Rogers and CIBC for NFC payments in Canada. No news of where Nokia and Microsoft stand. It is amazing that Blackberry released the phone a quarter later and already is on the bandwagon. I understand that it is uphill for Nokia and Microsoft in Canada, and that they are probably busier in other lucerative markets, but would be curious to know what is the status? I would like to get my phone's worth and be able to really and truly beat the iPhone crowd... not possible unless something seriously useful becomes available with NFC on Nokia Lumia.