FREE £5 contactless credit with a FREE Visa SmartPass
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FREE £5 contactless credit with a FREE Visa SmartPass

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Found 15th Oct 2015
Vodafone promotion but works with any mobile number, they send you a tag to stick to your phone (or wherever!) and a contactless Visa card.

You do not register your own debit card at any time in the sign up process, your card and tag are then sent to you. You can top up or just spend the £5.

You can use the tag even if your battery is empty, can also send money to other SmartPass users (donations gratefully received, lol)

Can be used on Transport for London terminals.

£5 for a few mins of your time to register.

vodafonesmartpass.com/vod…en/ may work with mobile browsers identified as iphone or Android or if you can change the user agent or someones mobile.

or

You only need a Android or iphone to download the app and register, then delete as you can login and access from vodafonesmartpass.com/log…uk/ after set up to do anything further, like activate your tag and card...ie borrow someones mobile, download, register with your own mobile number in the app by changing it when it reads the number off the sim, input your details, complete registration and delete app
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20,000 £5 credits are up for grabs, grab your free lunch - who said there is no such thing?!

Merry Xmas HUKD :kiss:

edit, offer still valid, removed expired date.
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i know it's just me, but i don't see where it says you get a tag to stick on the phone- looks like you get a contactless sim card, but the terms and conditions say you must be a vodafone customer first- does that mean you replace your existing sim?

edit: OK, I see it now when I look at iphone info-> smart tag.

Almost voting cold, becasue nowt for windows mobile.
Edited by: "mcek" 15th Oct 2015
Isn't this better under Freebies?, because it is free for Vodafone customers. Also if not, Vodafone SIM can be requested free.
Heads up, the Vodafone Wallet app won't install on a rooted device.
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Qrunch

Heads up, the Vodafone Wallet app won't install on a rooted device.



Another heads up - it will install on firmware/software from another mobile network, my Android runs on EE coded firmware.
I don't have a voda sim but it let me register
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choc1969

I don't have a voda sim but it let me register


What a pile of **** my phone has built in Nfc, no way I'm sticking crap to the outside of it. Also says your phone is not supported in your region.

Well I'm from the UK and using a Z3C
Edited by: "zombrex" 15th Oct 2015
I signed up but now it tells me it can't do a transaction. All I'm trying to do is login. I believe this is because I don't yet have the cards they're sending out. (Which is fair enough since I only just signed up.)

As for the nfc, if your phone has built in nfc shouldn't that be enough for the app without have to add stickers? I believe it is.

The last Gadget Show (One can still watch on Demand 5) had a fair bit about all the nfc bank card stuff. I just think the women at my local coop are going to get confused if I try to hand my phone over as my bonus card. They always swipe the cards. My phone is thin, but not that thin. lol btw I know how this tech works, I'm just looking forward to the faces on some of the local staff.

EDIT: I just logged in online, and sure enough, it shows £5 in the account.

Edited by: "FinderOfDeals" 15th Oct 2015
zombrex

What a pile of **** my phone has built in Nfc, no way I'm sticking crap … What a pile of **** my phone has built in Nfc, no way I'm sticking crap to the outside of it. Also says your phone is not supported in your region.Well I'm from the UK and using a Z3C


I agree, you may as well tape a normal contactless card to your phone. That way you never have to top-up!

Heat added for the free £5 though
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happylarry

I agree, you may as well tape a normal contactless card to your phone. … I agree, you may as well tape a normal contactless card to your phone. That way you never have to top-up! Heat added for the free £5 though



I wont stick it to my mobile, I have a wrist band from Barclaycard Bpay before they ended that that 1st round of contactless and said you had to buy a replacement, lol just LOL, hopefully it will fit in that.

My balance shows as £0 but the transaction history says £5 pending (this is on the app, web login just says £5 :D)


Free worldwide ATM cash until 30th Dec, then £2, max withdrawl is £100 at a time with the Smartpass companion Visa Debit.

12 months of no action and the card charges £1 a month apparently, if its unused for that period but empty and they cant collect the £1 its closed down.
Edited by: "seaniboy" 15th Oct 2015
I can't understand why it's saying my device isn't supported though my carrier is Vodafone too?
zombrex

I can't understand why it's saying my device isn't supported though my … I can't understand why it's saying my device isn't supported though my carrier is Vodafone too?



Do you own an Android phone ? Maybe it's due to you not having an iPhone, only the cool kids get this.
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zombrex

I can't understand why it's saying my device isn't supported though my … I can't understand why it's saying my device isn't supported though my carrier is Vodafone too?

zombrex

I can't understand why it's saying my device isn't supported though my … I can't understand why it's saying my device isn't supported though my carrier is Vodafone too?





help@vodafonesmartpass.com

01635 692 198

How old is your sim ? phones with NFC will use the sim and NFC to validate like EE cash on tap does. The tag is less secure in that way.
Edited by: "seaniboy" 15th Oct 2015
ChrisUK

Do you own an Android phone ? Maybe it's due to you not having an iPhone, … Do you own an Android phone ? Maybe it's due to you not having an iPhone, only the cool kids get this.



I do, had iPhone before and seen the light...

That wouldn't explain why the app is available for the android though
Thanks
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zombrex

I do, had iPhone before and seen the light...



The Apple OS is crap, its not intuitive nor open, Android for open and Windows 10 Mobile for ease (Opera on W10M is fast as a japan speedtrain, Microsoft Edge is great but Opera is wow! :D)
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happylarry

I agree, you may as well tape a normal contactless card to your phone. … I agree, you may as well tape a normal contactless card to your phone. That way you never have to top-up! Heat added for the free £5 though


Not only do you lose your phone, you lose your bank balance...anyone know a good cheap dual insurance policy to cover UNhappyLarry ? lol


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44 down to 39 degrees... meh HUKD'ers, lets see Santa give you a fiver!



Have 20,000 £5 credits gone already? I've got nowt in balance nor transaction history
Original Poster
Wonder who go will go buy a £5 Vodafone top up
Does anyone know whether they they offer contactless sim which can be used in supported phones such as Samsung S6/Edge that you don't need the sticker for payments same as what EE offers ?
I just signed up for this last week and am now actively using it. My phone is a Samsung Note 3 which has built in NFC but isn't supported - I also have the thicker Qi charging case on the phone.
Few points:
1) I haven't got it working in my phone yet. I went to the local Vodafone shop and they swapped my sim for free for an NFC Sim. I am yet to figure out whether NFC has to be enabled or not though. I tried to buy something with NFC active and the machine complained. With NFC inactive nothing was detected. I suspect the memory card which sits over the SIM might be blocking the signal, with the back cover.
2) The tag and card arrive by post - only then can you enable the service. I've stuck the tag to the back of my work ID so I can pay easily at the canteen when the phone embarrasses me. When you pay for something, the app pops up a notification to tell you what you spent and where.
3) You can top up the account using the app, and set up auto topup too. I haven't checked out how to withdraw a future final balance, should it be necessary.

I'm happy with it so far - would be good if it worked with the phone NFC but my understanding is there are different generations/versions of NFC which have different strengths of security. I'm tempted to put the SIM in a cheapo Nokia ('going out phone') to see if the signal works there; apparently the phone doesn't need to be on to use the SIM.

From the FAQ:
I have a SmartPass Tag. My smartphone also has NFC functionality. Will my SmartPass Tag work if the NFC functionality on my phone is switched on?
We recommend that you switch off the NFC functionality on your phone when you’re using your SmartPass Tag. This will ensure that there is no interference between the NFC antenna on the Tag and the NFC antenna on your phone.

I have attached the SmartPass Tag to the back of my phone. When I try to make a payment using the Tag, it’s declined. Why is this happening? What should I do?
If your phone has a metal casing it may be interfering with the NFC antenna on the SmartPass Tag. If you have a cover for your phone, it may work better if you attach the SmartPass Tag to the inside of the cover with the Vodafone logo facing outwards.


What's interesting is that you can take the service with you if you leave Vodafone.

I'll try and answer any questions if you want.
What Voucher can i use to top up this card? It is normal mobile topup vodafone Voucher ?
...interesting
Top up options are bank transfer, credit or debit card, and 'voucher' - but no idea what kind, I never use them. From the FAQ:

Voucher code

From the SmartPass app, tap on “Top up” on the homescreen. Select “Voucher”. Enter the voucher code you received from the SmartPass team and the voucher value will be added to the balance on your SmartPass account.
From a desktop PC, log in to your SmartPass account online at vodafonesmartpass.com/log…uk/ and go to the “Top Up” section
I just logged onto the desktop website and it calls then e-vouchers there, if that helps.
My SmartPass arrived today and as expected, there's £5 preloaded. Thanks OP!
What's the catch?
Isn't available on other carriers I'm guessing. I'm on Three and it shows up with a prompt saying that when I try to install the Vodafone Wallet app. Going onto the web link directs me to the app so guess this isn't for everyone.
Says not available for carrier or in my country . on Google play store. I'm in the UK
sotomonkey

Says not available for carrier or in my country . on Google play store. … Says not available for carrier or in my country . on Google play store. I'm in the UK


Likewise.
jaydeeuk1

Likewise.



Are you using a Chinese phone by anychance? I'm using a ZTE V967s. I try it with a galaxy note 1, not sure it'll make any difference.
I called Vodafone and they are quite picky about the accepted phones. You don't need the app to use the tag though!
mcek

i know it's just me, but i don't see where it says you get a tag to stick … i know it's just me, but i don't see where it says you get a tag to stick on the phone- looks like you get a contactless sim card, but the terms and conditions say you must be a vodafone customer first- does that mean you replace your existing sim?edit: OK, I see it now when I look at iphone info-> smart tag.Almost voting cold, becasue nowt for windows mobile.



There's never anything for Windows mobile. They're always late to the party. That's why I sold my Windows phone and got an Android.
If you order a Sim through Quidco and top it up with a tenner you get 6 quid. On top of this fiver you are a quid in profit and some free calls etc.
sotomonkey

Are you using a Chinese phone by anychance? I'm using a ZTE V967s. I try … Are you using a Chinese phone by anychance? I'm using a ZTE V967s. I try it with a galaxy note 1, not sure it'll make any difference.



Its a Vodafone smart ultra 6 with a three payg sim. Its made by ZTE though, they're probably wise not trusting these dodgy Chinese manufacturers!
sotomonkey

Says not available for carrier or in my country . on Google play store. … Says not available for carrier or in my country . on Google play store. I'm in the UK



Me too, on a Sony Z3.
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