Cellphone sticker for contactless payments

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is providing a completely new form factor for debit cards. Convego Air Mobile is a sticker which enables the user to pay contactlessly.

The sticker contains the full functionality of a credit or debit card. Once the thin and pliable foil has been affixed to a cellphone or PDA the device can be used to pay bills at all cash terminals and ticket machines supporting the worldwide contactless MasterCard PayPass standard. The pay sticker is an important transitional technology on the way to contactless payment transactions by cellphone. “Convego Air Mobile adds an ideal new dimension to credit and debit card services. By affixing the sticker to their cellphone, users can pay small amounts contactlessly, which means they do not have to carry as much cash on them,” explains Axel Deininger, Head of the Payments division at G&D. “We expect Convego Air Mobile to speed up the market for contactless payment methods,” Deininger adds.
The Convego Air Mobile payment sticker measures 43 x 33 millimetres (1.7 x 1.3 inches) and can therefore be affixed to any recent cellphone, smartphone or PDA. The surface of the sticker provides enough space for customer-specific designs and optical personalisation by laser engraving.


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