Softcard mobile payments get an end date; enjoy NFC on Windows Phone while you can

We knew it was coming, and now we’ve finally got a confirmed Softcard end date, after which its NFC payment services will no longer be available.

Softcard confirms plans to kill Windows Phone NFC mobile payment app

The Softcard Windows Phone app only just arrived to give users in the US access to mobile payments last fall, and it’s already being shut down.
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Google Softcard deal will pre-install Wallet on phones from major carriers

The new Google Wallet carrier deal puts an end to animosity with the carriers and Softcard.

Big Google Wallet push expected for I/O this spring

Hear why it’s looking like a big Google Wallet I/O announcement could be intended to get the service back on track.

Google may be acquiring its old NFC payment rival

Hear why people are talking about a possible Google Softcard acquisition, and why that would be a big step for NFC-based payments on Android.

Windows Phone gets an NFC payment solution with Softcard

Learn how you can get started making Windows Phone NFC payments at retail locations.