MegaFon would tie the mobile phone number to the Apple Pay

Russian operator “MegaFon” will allow its subscribers to bind the mobile phone number to the Apple Pay to pay for purchases. The representatives of the company said at the Mobile Congress, which is being held in Barcelona. Able to acquire payments will be engaged in payment system MasterCard.

It is expected that a new way to pay for purchases in offline stores will be able to attract those people who use banks that don’t support Apple Pay, or do not wish to have a plastic card in principle. Nothing like that in the world practice up to the present time did not exist.

“We are creating a precedent in world practice, since decisions, when a mobile account is a means of payment directly, to the market, — quotes “Kommersant” the words of the Director for new businesses and partnerships “MegaFon” Jan Kohalikule. According to him, the step of MegaFon is of great importance for the entire industry.

In addition, in the framework of joint activities of MegaFon and MasterCard from March 1, 2018 plans to issue virtual credit cards, combined with a mobile phone number. Thanks to them, users will be able to top up your account without a fee and also to pay for purchases both offline and online.

To discuss the prospects of the new initiative of “MegaFon” in the official Telegram chat

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