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Is NFC Worthwhile?

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Is NFC Worthwhile?

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Having been a somewhat stalwart iPhone user for the last several years, I recently bought a HTC One X Android phone. I decided to switch because I’d been given an iPhone as my work phone, so having two was a bit overkill. I can only play so many games of Angry Birds at a time, right? I’m glad I did switch though; the HTC is absolutely lovely.

I won’t gush too hard about why I love it, but, suffice to say, being a techy geek means that the sheer amount of customisation possible with Android has struck the right chord with me. However, one of the things that I couldn’t quite understand was the NFC capability. Aside from using Google Wallet (which you can’t technically use in the UK at the moment anyway) to pay for the odd Subway or McDonalds (seemingly the only places accepting contact payments right now), I mainly just saw it as a bit of a ridiculous gimmick. I’d written it off and had disabled it right from the minute I turned my phone on and had a glance through the settings.

Fortunately, I have now seen the light and I intend to preach to you good folk too.

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