Welcome to the WPCentral Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 87
Like Tree20Likes
  1. Mr Manson's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    138 Posts
    Global Posts
    140 Global Posts
       #1  
    Hi,
    I know what NFC is and stuff but can't thing of something to put it into use. Do you guys use it? if yes, how and what?

    P.S. A colleague of mine owns a Samsung S3. He showed me some NFC-sticker he bought. As soon as he puts his phone on the sticker, his phone reconizes the sticker and activates what he has put on the sticker (Wifi On, Volume OFF, GPS On... ). At home he puts his phone on sticker number 2 and it activates new settings. Its so cool. Do you guys happen to do similar stuff with your Lumia 920?

    Thanks
  2. peachy001's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    836 Posts
    #2  
    No use for it at the moment. No plans to buy one of those stickers. I know Sony gave some away with their first NFC phone, to encourage adoption.

    I won't be buying any, just don't see the point. Perhaps when you can use them to buy stuff with it will come in to its own.
    Own a Lumia 920 - in UK

    Gamertag: peachy001
  3. #3  
    I have a Nokia 360 wireless speaker with NFC, put my 920 on top, connects and the music is transferred to the speaker. Its early days but no doubt like my contactless payments in Starbucks, my 920 will be charged simply by using the nfc..
  4. gsquared's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    1,375 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,376 Global Posts
    #4  
    I also don't see much use for NFC atm. I personally don't ever see myself using NFC for paying transactions. That entire concept has abuse and theft written all over it.
    Support your third-party developers. There just about all we have...
  5. Pedro Hicken's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    101 Posts
    #5  
    Quote Originally Posted by gsquared View Post
    I also don't see much use for NFC atm. I personally don't ever see myself using NFC for paying transactions. That entire concept has abuse and theft written all over it.
    Im probably going to go for Orange for that very reason. NFC was one of the main reasons (if not THE main reason) why i bought the 920.
  6. #6  
    I've used it to transfer contacts with S3 and it worked fine. But media files just couldn't get through.
  7. sym1a1a's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    334 Posts
    Global Posts
    338 Global Posts
    #7  
    You can't transfer media files with other platforms, just text files, you can transfer media files though with another wp8, just an fyi
    Thanked by:
  8. Connie Litrenta's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    152 Posts
    Global Posts
    190 Global Posts
    #8  
    I tried it with my hubby who also has a 920 and it works great for transferring files and such. Only weird thing was that the 920 wants you to have your BT turned on (Tap and Send). The Galaxy S3 doesn't require that. NFC is still very new and there are just a small number of vendors utilizing it (CVS Pharmacy for one) so it's just to early to tell. Nice idea though
    Connie L - Windows Phone 8 always
  9. T Moore's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    495 Posts
    #9  
    There are several apps for creating NFC tags. Buy the tags and make your tag do what you want.
  10. peachy001's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    836 Posts
    #10  
    Had a quick read of all the comments so far... Seems I won't be changing my opinion of it any time soon. So far I cannot see any advantage over a Bluetooth connection. In fact it appears to be somewhat inferior based on the comments above.
    Own a Lumia 920 - in UK

    Gamertag: peachy001
  11. rajkumr's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    110 Posts
    Global Posts
    123 Global Posts
    #11  
    Quote Originally Posted by peachy001 View Post
    Had a quick read of all the comments so far... Seems I won't be changing my opinion of it any time soon. So far I cannot see any advantage over a Bluetooth connection. In fact it appears to be somewhat inferior based on the comments above.
    NFC is more like an initiator for the actual Bluetooth connection.
    Instead of typing pairing codes for Bluetooth connections, NFC takes care of it automatically by transmitting a small quantity of data or instructions in a short burst rather than a continuous stream.

    All NFC phones with tap to send like features use NFC for initial pairing and then switch over to Bluetooth for the actual transfer. Ditto for speakers and such.
    Thanked by:
  12. crav4speed's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    368 Posts
    #12  
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Sheng Lim View Post
    I've used it to transfer contacts with S3 and it worked fine. But media files just couldn't get through.
    Quote Originally Posted by Connie Litrenta View Post
    I tried it with my hubby who also has a 920 and it works great for transferring files and such. Only weird thing was that the 920 wants you to have your BT turned on (Tap and Send). The Galaxy S3 doesn't require that. NFC is still very new and there are just a small number of vendors utilizing it (CVS Pharmacy for one) so it's just to early to tell. Nice idea though
    Samsung uses a propriety system to transfer media files on the S3 called S-Beam. The S3 uses WiFi-direct for the pairing process and only connects to other S3's. The Lumia 920 uses Bluetooth OBEX for the pairing process which is why Bluetooth has to be enabled.
    Windows - Surface RT

    Windows Phone - Dell Venue Pro | Nokia Lumia 920 | Nokia Lumia 1520

    Windows Mobile - i-mate SP5 | HTC 8525 | HTC Touch HD

  13. peachy001's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    836 Posts
    #13  
    Quote Originally Posted by rajkumr View Post
    NFC is more like an initiator for the actual Bluetooth connection.
    Instead of typing pairing codes for Bluetooth connections, NFC takes care of it automatically by transmitting a small quantity of data or instructions in a short burst rather than a continuous stream.

    All NFC phones with tap to send like features use NFC for initial pairing and then switch over to Bluetooth for the actual transfer. Ditto for speakers and such.
    Cheers for that, I didn't realise that... That now means I am even less impressed than I was previously.

    Really looking for someone to sell me on how it is a benefit. I see the fact that I will not have to enter a passcode, but is that it?

    Not hating on any that use it, looking to be educated and impressed.
    Own a Lumia 920 - in UK

    Gamertag: peachy001
  14. Corey's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    30 Posts
    Global Posts
    430 Global Posts
    #14  
    I ordered a pack of stickers and am just waiting for them to arrive. I've been kind of digging the idea of setting up different profiles on different stickers for different environments (car settings, home settings, work settings, school settings). I've read that there's a limitation in WP8 on what can and can't be done, though, so I'm curious to see what the limitations are. I've also been keeping an eye out for what others are doing with them.
  15. pavvento's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    404 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,430 Global Posts
    #15  
    Quote Originally Posted by Corey View Post
    I ordered a pack of stickers and am just waiting for them to arrive. I've been kind of digging the idea of setting up different profiles on different stickers for different environments (car settings, home settings, work settings, school settings). I've read that there's a limitation in WP8 on what can and can't be done, though, so I'm curious to see what the limitations are. I've also been keeping an eye out for what others are doing with them.
    This is something I hope gets fixed in the next update. AFAIK you can only open 3rd party apps via NFC. If MS opens up the profiles to NFC it'll be a huge plus and I would definitely buy a bunch of tags for home, work and my car. It would be great to 'tag' my phone when I enter my classroom and have it turn email to manual, phone to silent, etc. and then tag it when I enter my office and have it change the settings.

    I also don't understand why Nokia put NFC on the bottom of the charging stand. When I bought it I thought when I put the phone on the charger it would activate the app of my choice (like exhibition mode on webOS) as opposed to having to tap it to the bottom. I'd like to put a tag on the actual charging area if MS opens up the protocols.
    ----
    My Device History circa 2007:

    Nokia 1020 > Nokia 920 > Nokia 900 > HTC Titan > HP Pre 3 > HP Veer > Palm Pre 2 > HTC Evo > Palm Pre > iPhone 3G > iPhone
  16. Great deal's Avatar
    Developer

    Posts
    493 Posts
    Global Posts
    496 Global Posts
    #16  
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Manson View Post
    Hi,
    I know what NFC is and stuff but can't thing of something to put it into use. Do you guys use it? if yes, how and what?

    P.S. A colleague of mine owns a Samsung S3. He showed me some NFC-sticker he bought. As soon as he puts his phone on the sticker, his phone reconizes the sticker and activates what he has put on the sticker (Wifi On, Volume OFF, GPS On... ). At home he puts his phone on sticker number 2 and it activates new settings. Its so cool. Do you guys happen to do similar stuff with your Lumia 920?

    Thanks
    Only use ive found for NFC is to turn it off. One less thing to drain the poor battery. Im feeling quite sorry for the battery, seems to be taking a pounding for no reason.
    mafu6 and ttsoldier like this.
  17. Ayush_WP's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    51 Posts
    Global Posts
    54 Global Posts
    #17  
    Quote Originally Posted by sym1a1a View Post
    You can't transfer media files with other platforms, just text files, you can transfer media files though with another wp8, just an fyi

    I transfered songs with a symbian phone.. and a video from an S3 a fw day back. Own a Lumia 920
  18. sym1a1a's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    334 Posts
    Global Posts
    338 Global Posts
    #18  
    Ayush, interesting, not doubting you, but this was not supposed to be possible, are you sure you used NFC and not Bluetooth? Media transfers with NFC was not supported between platforms, maybe something changed with portico's update
  19. J Hisham's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    28 Posts
    #19  
    Quote Originally Posted by Ayush_WP View Post
    I transfered songs with a symbian phone.. and a video from an S3 a fw day back. Own a Lumia 920
    Tried it this afternoon with a buddy of mine who's using S3, and the only thing I could transfer with him was my contacts and vice versa. Both of us couldn't send pics thru NFC.
    When he tried to send the image to my NL920, it kept prompting "the recipient cannot receive huge file size", and that image was just like 2MB in size.
  20. Saint Michael's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    95 Posts
    Global Posts
    99 Global Posts
    #20  
    I use it to transfer files (pictures mostly), but that is it. NFC for some reason doesn't work between my 808 and 920 though...
  21. astraith's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    256 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,310 Global Posts
    #21  
    Quote Originally Posted by peachy001 View Post
    Had a quick read of all the comments so far... Seems I won't be changing my opinion of it any time soon. So far I cannot see any advantage over a Bluetooth connection. In fact it appears to be somewhat inferior based on the comments above.
    NFC can be useful. Pairing with speakers. Giving people pictures (assuming that works, I will be trying it Friday!). Making payments if you are into this.
  22. Nisse Tuta's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    288 Posts
    Global Posts
    318 Global Posts
    #22  
    Pairing it with the JBL PlayUp and the Luna bh-220W.
    I also have a sticker on my nightstand witch sets the alarm and sets the ringtone to mute.
    dalydose and Kei Square like this.
  23. Thigis's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    38 Posts
    #23  
    nope.

    But one thing i thought was cool is that you can embed nfc chips in business cards nowadays. Sure you could use a QR code but that is more ugly :)
  24. 9500ix24's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    17 Posts
    #24  
    I use NFC with my car's Bluetooth 3.0 receiver and to share links with some S3 owners
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 using Board Express
  25. Abdul Rahman Noor's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    156 Posts
    Global Posts
    157 Global Posts
    #25  
    Quote Originally Posted by T Moore View Post
    There are several apps for creating NFC tags. Buy the tags and make your tag do what you want.
    Yeah, except that you can't really "do what you want" thanks to WP8 limitations.
    I have a bunch of NFC stickers with my Lumia 820 and the only things I could do with them is:
    1) open a settings page (like Wifi, bluetooth etc.)
    2) go to a URL
    3) Navigate to an address
    4) open from a given list of apps

    WP8 doesn't support doing the cool things you could do with the GS3 like automatically toggle your ringer or wifi or whatever. I know it's a security thing, but I personally think its too many fences on the WP field.
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. HELP!! Can not do anything on my Lumia 920
    By Matthew Iannacone in forum Nokia Lumia 920
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-25-2014, 04:22 AM
  2. Replies: 34
    Last Post: 02-07-2013, 06:44 PM
  3. How often do you use NFC?
    By JSern in forum Windows Phone 8
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-07-2012, 12:28 PM
  4. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-30-2012, 06:44 PM
  5. Do you use a case on your phone
    By jdevenberg in forum Windows Phone 7
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 01-26-2012, 08:51 PM

Posting Permissions