EE mobile payments service rolls out to more 4G devices


‘Cash On Tap’ is now available on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z1

EE has announced its mobile payments service Cash On Tap is now available on a wider range of 4G-enabled devices.

New and existing 4GEE customers with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z1 bought directly from the operator will be able to use the service, which allows users to pay for items up to £20 by tapping their phone on a compatible terminal.

The service, which uses a technology called NFC (Near Field Communications) and was created with payments provider Mastercard, launched in July on the Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 LTE and Sony Xperia SP.

Available free from the Google Play store, the EE Cash on Tap app features an easy top-up function, as well as a balance checker and an itemised list of transactions.

New customers can also get £10 credit when they sign up, receiving £5 when they first activate the Cash on Tap app, and another £5 when they add any money from any UK credit or debit card for the first time.

EE Director of Propositions Simeon Bird said: “Cash on Tap is one of the most convenient ways to pay for everyday items, removing the need to reach for your wallet or search out loose change. We’re pleased to be announcing the next compatible handsets, allowing even more EE customers to benefit from the simplicity and control the service offers them”.

Mastercard UK and Ireland President Marion King said: “Using your mobile phone to make payments, helps make life quicker and easier for consumers on the high street. And with EE’s latest range of Cash on Tap enabled handsets, even more UK customers than ever before can experience the benefits the service provides.”