How far does NFC reach?

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  1. Rockies macrumors 6502

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    I see videos of people tapping the phone against the NFC terminal, but wondering how far away the phone has to be from the NFC terminal in order for it to work?
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Not sure the exact numbers, but it has to be pretty close in order to work.
     
  3. Rockies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Was hoping that it would work from 2-4' away. How are you suppose to use it through McDonalds drive-thu?
     
  4. Bkosher84 macrumors member

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    1 to 3 inches.. Give or take.

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    The workers are supposed to hold the card machine out of the drive thru window for you to "tap" the NFC Area.
     
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  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    They hold out the reader or you have to get out of your car and go inside the store to buy your McRib.:p
     

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