Vodafone set to go contactless with PayPal


A launch date for the new service will be announced at Mobile World Congress between February 22 and 25

Vodafone customers will soon be able to link their Android smartphones and PayPal accounts for contactless payments in retailers and restaurants.

Customers can choose to have funds taken out of their PayPal accounts when making contactless transactions anywhere in the world. They just simply need to pair their Vodafone Wallet and PayPal accounts to enable the service.

Launched in 2013, Vodafone Wallet currently allows all the network’s customers to connect their credit or debit cards to a compatible Android device, including the Samsung Galaxy S6, the HTC One M9 and LG G4. The phones can be tapped on any contactless terminal to make a transaction.

Vodafone customers cannot link their PayPal accounts just yet, with a launch date being released at Mobile World Congress taking place between February 22 and 25.

PayPal CEO Rupert Keeley said: “Money is going digital, and the smartphone is at the centre of this transformation. Our partnership with Vodafone will enable millions of our customers in Europe to make contactless payments for the first time in their favourite high street stores using their mobile phones.”