May 15, 2008
What's wrong with this picture?
Here's a hint: the maximum amount for a contactless transaction is $25, anything above that requires a normal card transaction.
What I originally wrote in this post is not always true, and it turns out not in Singapore in any case. A friend of mine says this about the picture:
"The picture is of the UOB reader in Singapore. Visa payWave cards are accepted on payWave interface for any amount. I have bought curry puff at S$1.50 and coffee at S$4.00 using payWave. Also, Visa payWave limit in Singapore is S$ 100 much above the S$ 25 (I assume you meant S$ and not US$) you mention in your blog. So I think the blog is misleading... "
The problem is that sign, which is confusing. Part of the growing pains of getting merchants to correctly promote contactless, I guess.