Phones iPhone owner, no NFC

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Ezra923, Dec 29, 2012.

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    Give me some examples on how you use nfc thanks!
     
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    I know that wich is why im asking for examples from people who do have nfc in the alternatives forum lol
     
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    I just bought some. I have one next to my bed which sets a few alarms + turns on wifi + turns off notifications + raises call volume to max + raises alarm volume to max.

    I have another that's on my keychain that turns off wifi for when I go out + turns on vibration + sound.

    I might put one on my bike somehow so that it turns on bluetooth to connect to my earphones.
     
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    I have a Nexus 7, and the battery life has been a problem, just looked at the use data, and the NFC pulled 38%, more than Android system.

    Have never used it, just turned it off.
     
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    My friends and I use Windows Phone, there's an app that lets us share magic the gathering decks with NFC. Bump, share, done!
     
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    That's very strange.

    NFC only transmits while the screen is on and the device unlocked, and the working distance is about 2cm, so it shouldn't use much power at all. :confused:
     
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    late night at maccy Ds when your wallet is empty!
     
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    I was surprised to see it as well.

    Just updated the OS again, will tun it on again see if it continues.
     
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    I use it at various fast food and retail chains around here. I work at two Hospitals and they all have vending machines that have NFC enabled credit card readers. Always makes people go oohh and ahh and ask questions when I do it. To the point where it is faster to use my CC with everyone stopping me and asking me what I am doing! :p I also have a couple of NFC tags at home, office and in my car. For example my car's NFC toggles Bluetooth and Pandora. Lastly my GF has a Galaxy S3 so we are always sending websites, apps and pictures to each other.
     
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