Samsung Galaxy S3, the first Quick Tap Android smartphone: Barclaycard, Orange

Barclaycard Orange Quick Tap

Barclaycard and Orange have officially crowned the Samsung Galaxy S3 handset as the first Quick Tap Android smartphone. Tagged with the line, ‘no cards, no cash. Just tap and you’ve paid,’ this interesting functionality will soon be extended to new as well as upgrading Orange Samsung Galaxy S3 owners who wield UK Visa and MasterCard cards.

These individuals will be able to take complete advantage of the Quick Tap service directly through their portable Android-powered devices. Through this technology, they can make mobile contactless payments from anywhere around the nation. However, this feature doesn’t hit the Samsung smartphone until tomorrow, so eager beavers will have to wait a bit longer.

“We are really excited to be launching Quick Tap payments on one of the most popular smartphones of the year. Contactless mobile payments are a secure and convenient alternative to cash and cards and we are pleased to be the first network brand in the UK to offer its customers such an innovative service,” commented Simeon Bird, Director of Propositions, Orange UK.

Starting tomorrow, secure contactless payments of up to £20 can be made with ease. All device owners have to do is download the application, activate the Barclaycard service and simply tap their handset against allotted payment terminals strewn all around the country. What’s more, any consumer who avails of this attribute from September 5 to October 5, 2012, is entitled to obtain a sum of £50 from Orange.

Samsung Galaxy S3

The first Quick Tap Android smartphone namely, the Samsung Galaxy S3 handset is slated to arrive packed with this particular functionality on September 5, 2012 via Orange shops and telesales as well as the company’s official website. It is scheduled to be up for grabs, paired with Pay Monthly plans.