# mobile phones with wallet functions <ul><li>A mobile phone may now offer more functions than just a phone. It can be your wallet, credit card, ID card or a key to your home. </li></ul><ul><li>Evolving from the convergence of i-mode technology and contactless IC card technology (Felica) </li></ul><ul><li>More than 5.5 million Filipinos now use their cell phones as virtual wallets, making the Philippines a leader among developing nations in providing financial transactions over mobile networks. </li></ul>
FeliCa is a contactless RFID IC chip smart card system by Sony, primarily used in electronic money cards FeliCa Port :Using the device, FeliCa cards can be used over the Internet for shopping and charging FeliCa cards. Source:www.sony.com
<ul><li>Out of its 120 million population, 69.23 million Japanese people access the Internet via mobile phones. About the same number (66.01 million) access the Internet using a computer. And almost all of the mobile phones in the Japanese market now are equipped with a barcode scanner by default. </li></ul>
2D Barcodes 1D-Barcode 2D-Barcode Char Count-10 Char Count-64 2D barcodes contain more information than conventional one dimensional linear barcodes.
Create a barcode containing your name, phone number, email address, etc. and print the barcode right onto your business card. Then, your clients can scan the barcode with their phones and save your data instantaneously. Downloading free ring-tones from the snack shown Or, create a barcode containing your company website's URL. Print that barcode onto your company's ads or flyers so that potential customers can scan the code and access/bookmark your company website on their phones in moments.
Camera-Enables Phones and PDAs scan barcodes for instant access to Wap content URL
What’s in it for the…. <ul><li>Users access various types of wireless data, bypassing the tedious process of typing URLs and access codes (news articles, business cards, </li></ul><ul><li>Vendors are only starting to appreciate just how widespread the applications are for this technology, in consumer areas, not just in warehouse stock checking or supermarket shelf stacking. </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless operators encourage printing of barcodes to the benefit of their users, while enjoying increased data traffic . Barcodes provide infrastructure to additional services such as M-Commerce, wireless messaging, content download of ringtones and multimedia, as well as enterprise applications </li></ul>