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What is NFC?

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Near Field Communication (NFC) is a technology that allows you to transfer information between your phone and other devices just by touching them together. Like Bluetooth, it's a standard system that works across devices from different manufacturers and it makes it more convenient to make transactions, exchange digital content and connect devices.

You can transfer information between your phone and other phones and mobile devices, payment devices and home audio and video devices. For example, you can share web addresses, contacts, phone numbers, music tracks, videos or photos.

NFC tags are small programmed information areas that can be embedded on posters, billboard advertisements or next to products in retail stores. Touching a tag gives you additional information such as maps, web addresses and movie trailers.

NFC is activated by bringing two NFC-compatible devices together.The maximum reading distance is about one centimetre, which helps prevent unauthorised communications.
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Find out more on the NFC Forum website.