SIM card contactless

(Daniel Rivers - Proud Current Account Holder) #1

I make use of bPay, its good but not great for tracking spend.

Would be great if was able to get a sim card size card that links to my monzo account so I can use in the bpay holder


Yep. I have a bPay bracelet, bPay keyfob, bPay watch strap, bPay sticker…and just wish they could be debit rather than prepay


What’s the point?

Most phones nowadays have NFC and cards are contactless. I don’t see a market for this outside of really old phones and people that want to look cool paying.

But apparently there is a market for it. :thinking: What do I know. Personally I wouldn’t increase possible attack vectors by having a bajzilkion fobs that can pay, especially since there’s marginal, if any, benefits, and no monitoring.

(Daniel Rivers - Proud Current Account Holder) #4

I find the convenience of not having to get phone/wallet out a big bonus, I have a fitbit which doesn’t have NFC or payment capabilities. bPay gives me this.

Plus, I always wear my watch, so always have a payment method on me. (saved my bacon a few times after filling up fuel in my car!)

Currently bPay is my preferred payment method, but means I have to check bPay and my bank statement to find out spend


It is so I don’t need to take my phone to concerts or festivals or swimming pool or beach and for when phone battery dead

(Adam Hockley) #6

Iphone dont have nfc


It does since iPhone 6. Just Apple restrict who can use it to nobody but themselves.


You’re totally right; except for the NFC chip/antenna that powers Apple Pay since iPhone 6.

(Benjamin Doherty) #9

These look cool, Ive never heard of Bpay before. Guess Ill start googling

(Adam Hockley) #10

That sim not even real lol


It is a SIM sized contactless card, which goes into a holder. The OP is suggesting that Monzo do something similar.

(Mike) #12

It’s pretty real - basically a simcard-sized contactless card that fits into the slot on the wristband… not used in phones :stuck_out_tongue:

(Adam Hockley) #13

Where get them from?

(Mike) #14

You can get them from the barclaycard (bpay) website:

(Adam Hockley) #15

What device is that one though?

(Mike) #16

(Adam Hockley) #17

ÂŁ20 with no credit wow

(Mike) #18

It’s on the cheaper end of the scale to be honest, some solutions such as kerv cost 5 times that (albeit in a much more aesthetically pleasing design for myself personally).

(Daniel Rivers - Proud Current Account Holder) #19

Yea I was suggesting monzo do a compatible card. I would happily pay a surcharge to be honest

(Adam Hockley) #20

Your bPay wristband will be on its way to you shortly. But in the meantime, here’s a quick reminder of your order.