Building on its success at MWC 2013, the NFC Experience has been expanded to provide an even greater range of mobile NFC services for attendees with NFC-enabled devices. We invite you to use your NFC handset to take advantage of the different experiences available at the show, including convenient venue access, dining payments and peer-to-peer networking. Be sure to try the latest NFC products and services for a range of sectors including retail, online commerce and transport.
Is your phone NFC-enabled? Bring it to MWC and take part in the NFC Experience
With more NFC services available onsite in 2014, we encourage you to bring an NFC-enabled handset to the event to take advantage of convenient and reliable opportunities offered by the NFC Experience. Already more than 355 million NFC handsets are in use around the world, and with 270 handset types now featuring NFC technology, more attendees than ever will have the opportunity to try a world enabled by NFC. Check the handset list on the GSMA website to see if your handset is NFC enabled and review our operating system table for more details on how you can take part in the NFC Experience. For more information, or to enquire about upgrading to an NFC-enabled handset, contact your local mobile operator.
NEW: iPhone users can take part in NFC Experience and use the NFC Badge
Supporting sponsor Incipio is offering free its Cashwrap NFC-enabled case for iPhone 5 and 5S. When attached to your iPhone, and with the GSMA Mobile App downloaded and open on your handset, you will be able to use the NFC Badge and take part in other NFC activities such as the Tap-n-Go points and NFC beer giveaway. Look for the distribution points across Fira Gran Via, including the Incipio Stand CS100, Hall 1 Registration, and the North and South Entrances. The NFC-enabled cases will be provided while supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis.
Convenient and easy access: the NFC Badge
You can once again use your NFC-enabled phone to gain access to Fira Gran Via without the need to continually show Photo ID at the North and South Entrance points. Eligible attendees will also be able to use the NFC Badge for access to the Conference facilities in Hall 4.
You can find the NFC Badge inside the GSMA Mobile World Congress app (search your app store for “GSMA”). If this is your first year to use the NFC Badge, you can upload a photo when you register for the event or use your LinkedIn profile photo. If you used the NFC Badge last year, you can simply continue to use your validated photo for 2014.
NOTE: The NFC Badge feature is only available for Android 4.0+ and Windows Phone 8 operating systems, and iPhones using the Incipio Cashwrap NFC-enabled case.
See the NFC Badge in Action
Enter our online challenge: the NFC Challenge
From 9 December to 31 January you have the chance to win a Gold Pass to Mobile World Congress as well as a range of great prizes including the latest NFC-enabled phone, NFC cameras, NFC speakers and more as part of the NFC Challenge. All you need to do is tell us how you would use mobile NFC technology to improve the way businesses and communities work and interact. Read more…
New NFC Features for 2014!
With your NFC-enabled handset, you will be able to take advantage of technology hot spots around Fira Gran Via, including:
- Exchange contact details with new connections using the NFC peer-to-peer Connect feature in the GSMA Mobile App
- Redeem your food purchase coupon via NFC at catering outlets through the Food feature in the GSMA Mobile App
- Try your luck at a free beer at the NFC Beer O’Clock giveaway in the upper walkway Networking Gardens
- Hunt for NFC tags as part of the mHealth NFC treasure hunt
- Discover the latest products and services using NFC technology in the GSMA Connected City in Hall 3
- Visit the NFC Tap-n-Go Points for one-tap information across the venue, providing quick and easy access to conference programmes, networking activities, event news and more
- Help choose the next game-changing NFC innovation in the NFC Challenge, in the lead up to MWC14
Look for these icons for NFC services onsite: