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Samsung will be handing out Olympic phones to athletes at the 2012 Olympics and Visa will be taking NFC payments from them, but the pair will still need an operator to make it work. The model of phone hasn't been announced, but it will be handed out free to athletes attending the Olympic and Paralympics games and on sale to …

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  1. Steve Evans

    Hehe...

    "it will be handed out free to athletes attending the Olympic and Paralympics games and on sale to everyone else."

    £5 says there are "second hand" models available in the little phone shops down the Mile End Road before the opening ceremony has even finished!

  2. Blofeld's Cat Silver badge
    Coat

    Hmm...

    Samsung, Visa, Vodafone and the IOC working together - interesting.

    It's the one with the large aerial coil stitched into the lining.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Grenade

    Cellphones...

    ... so that the athletes can call their dealers.

  4. iMess
    Coat

    Paywave?

    Thought up in Japan?

  5. Keith Williams
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    no thanks

    I have no desire to lose my cell phone and end up with a $5,000 credit card bill.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Monopoly

    Christ, so if I changed operator I might just need to change my credit provider too?

    Perhaps these fucks should tell me what toothpaste to use next as well...

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