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So what NFC *really* do?

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by EQBob, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
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    Bought a new XM radio today. It'll be installed Friday. My old one did not have BT and I want the hands free for when I have to do cell phone stuff.

    Was reading about it and one line said if you have NFC, tap your phone to the radio to pair. So I haven't followe3d the whole NFC thing at all.... it is yet another wireless protocol, is it a variant, is it a simple pairing mechanism to pair that then uses other wireless protocols like BT, etc...

    And no, I haven't looked anything up...been too busy fighting contractors and getting deliverables to FHWA. <G> and doctor's visits to specialists.
     
  2. dgray636

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    Aug 22, 2010
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    It is a wireless protocol, mainly used for tap and pay. Link a credit card to Google Wallet, and you do not need to use your credit card. There is a pin to allow access, so if your phone is stolen, you are protected. Have not heard about it for satellite radio.

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  4. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
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    That's what was confusing. I couldn't figure out if it was s mechanism to start a traditional pairing process or if it was another form of pairing. Sounds like the later.

    Thanks for the response!
     
  5. stevetaz

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    Sep 23, 2008
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    This may be of help to you Bob....
     
  6. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
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    VERY much so...thanks Steve!
     
  7. rabbyapk

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    Jan 6, 2015
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    My sony xperia z have NFC but can't know what it do
     
  8. stevetaz

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    Sep 23, 2008
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    You could if you investigate what it does, decide if it something you are interested in or if it could help you and then learn how your phone implements the function. You would then be able to use it.
     
  9. dgray636

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    Aug 22, 2010
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  10. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
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    Thanks for the follow-up. Supposedly my new radio in my truck would pair via BT but when Best Buy was installing it we went the BT route.
     
  11. stevetaz

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    Sep 23, 2008
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    Who are you kidding Darren? You bought it because they have an 18-wheeler in the picture!!! LOL

    Seriously, thanks for posting. Nice that NFC has some practical uses other than payment methods.
     
  12. dgray636

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    Aug 22, 2010
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    No, I bought it because I can have my stereo at 50%, while driving a 500 hp, 40 ton vehicle at 65 mph, and people only hear me.

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  13. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
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    Come to Texas. You can drive that rig at 75mph <G>
     
  14. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
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    Do you own your cab?
     
  15. dgray636

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    Aug 22, 2010
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    I'm governed to 65 mph, and I am not stupid enough to own my own rig.

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  16. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
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    Ok. Didn't mean to pry or start anything. Sorry!
     
  17. dgray636

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    Aug 22, 2010
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    You weren't prying. It's ok. I just have seen too many drivers go through financial hell trying to own their own truck.

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  18. sherri

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    Jun 29, 2007
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    In "downstate" NY metro area, a trucker (tractor/trailer combo) needing ICC filings and limits of liability at $1,000,000 CSL is paying (depending in drivers license report) anywhere from $10 - $20,000 per power unit for insurance. This sometimes doesn't even include fire/theft/collision. Or cargo insurance! I have seen too many independent operators go out of business for this reason alone...
     
  19. dgray636

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    Aug 22, 2010
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    Not to mention the $60,000 for a decent used power unit.

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  20. sherri

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    Jun 29, 2007
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    And that's on the lower end! I had clients pay over $120,000 for a new power unit!
     
  21. dgray636

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    Aug 22, 2010
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    That would be a pretty basic unit. Depending on how they are speced out, new units could go for $250,000.

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