Your Smartphone Can Now Double As Your Wallet

These 19 phones have the ability to make payment for transport, shopping and food

by Samantha Francis


Phone, wallet, or both?

If you own any one of these 19 phones, you can pretty much survive a day out even if you forgot to bring your wallet.

Multi-purpose usage

Working in full compatibility with EZ-Link’s next generation, full-service SIM, these NFC-enabled phones can be used for payments for MRT, LRT, bus rides as well as at more than 30,000 ez-link acceptance points island-wide including shopping, retail, food & beverages and taxis.

10 Samsung phones join the service

Today, Samsung Electronics Singapore announced the list of Samsung NFC-enabled mobile phones approved for use with the new EZ-Link NFC SIM, in conjunction with the launch of NFC (Near Field Communication) mobile payment for the public transportation system in Singapore .

With a total of 10 approved Samsung phone models for the new service, Samsung tops the list with the most number of phone models for the EZ-Link NFC SIM.

The list of approved Samsung phones for the EZ-Link NFC SIM includes the newly launched Galaxy S7 4G+ and Galaxy S7 edge 4G+.

Existing users of the approved NFC-enabled phones can get the new EZ-Link NFC SIM cards at the respective MNOs progressively from Mar 29.

NFC-enabled mobile phone models that support the EZ-Link NFC SIM

  • LG Optimus G
  • LG Optimus G Pro
  • Samsung GALAXY ACE 3 With LTE
  • Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+
  • Samsung GALAXY Note Edge 4G+
  • Samsung GALAXY S III
  • Samsung GALAXY S III LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ 4G+
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 4G+
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 4G+
  • Sony Xperia Z
  • Sony Xperia Z2
  • Sony Xperia Z3
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Sony Xperia Z5
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

More information on the new EZ-Link NFC SIM and the full list of NFC-enabled Samsung phones can be found on 


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