Letter: Ways around paywave technology

Editor’s Note: The Post Newspaper received a response to T. North’s letter, “No choice for no paywave”, printed in Tuesday 17 October 2017 edition.
The response suggested ways of deactivating the paywave in the cards. While there are no laws regarding using the methods suggested in the letter submitted to The Post, it can sometimes affect the machines or the card’s use, particularly for the chip reader.
With Visa cards you can turn off payWave transactions, but this is dependent on your bank. MasterCard have a permanent payPass feature which can’t be switched off, and banks suggest you either swipe or insert the card instead of using contactless payments.

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