Huawei is circumventing US restrictions preventing it from using Google’s Android software by installing NFC payment functionality on its smartphones using the Curve card consolidation app.
All Huawei users in Europe can now download Curve Pay to start making mobile payments, with the added benefit of 1% cashback on all third-party purchases made over the phone and 5% on online stores. line of Huawei in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom.
The deal with Huawei is similar to a previous agreement between Curve and Samsung, which allows the Korean company to use Google Pay as part of its payment ecosystem.
Huawei users will now have a digital wallet for all their cards as well as a 360˚ view of all expenses with useful information, budget and control settings. If Huawei users decide they paid with the wrong card, they can transfer past payments from one account to another with Curve’s ‘rollback’ feature.
“We now have a proven, easy-to-use and highly functional mobile payment solution that is independent of banks and cards, making it ideal for our consumers, who are scattered across many different countries in Europe,” says Jervis Su, Vice President of Mobile Services, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “This is great news for Huawei P50 and Nova 9 series users who can access the app now and immediately start using their smartphone to make NFC-enabled contactless payments.”