1. delldude405's Avatar
    So in my hands is my sgs3 looking for the s-beam or the nfc app. What am I missing. I have ndc turned on in the settings.

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    07-06-2012 08:07 AM
  2. cjsmoove's Avatar
    If your looking for NFC it does not work on a stock Verizon SIII.
    07-06-2012 10:51 AM
  3. firetruck41's Avatar
    If your looking for NFC it does not work on a stock Verizon SIII.
    I don't think that is the case, since s-beam is the very first feature listed on the VZW product page for the SGS3. Google Wallet does not work, but AFAIK, NFC is supposed to. I believe others have said you could even get Tectiles (Samsung NFC tags) from VZW, though I could not find them online.

    EDIT: Confirmed, NFC is in the VZW SGS3 manual.
    07-06-2012 11:23 AM
  4. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    From the manual (straight cut and paste, so sorry about the formatting)

    Activate the NFC feature
    In the application list, select Settings→ More settings→
    NFC.
    › Read information from an NFC tag
    Once you activate the NFC feature, your device will read
    product information when you place it near an NFC tag. The
    information from the tag will appear on your display.
    ›Make a purchase with the NFC feature
    Before you can use the NFC feature to make payments, you
    must register for the mobile payment service. To register or
    get details about the service, contact your service provider.
    1 Touch the back of your device to the NFC card reader.
    2 When prompted, enter your PIN and touch your device to
    the NFC card reader again (if necessary).138
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    › Send data via Android Beam
    With the Android Beam feature, you can send data, such as
    webpages and contacts, to NFC-enabled devices.
    1 In the application list, select Settings→ More settings→
    Android Beam.
    2 Drag the Android Beam switch to the right.
    3 Open a webpage or select an item from an appropriate
    application.
    4 Touch the back of your device to the back of the other
    device.
    5 Tap your device’s screen.
    The data on your device will be sent and displayed on the
    screen of the other device.
    › Send data via S Beam
    With the S Beam feature, you can send data, such as music,
    videos, images, and documents.
    Do not send copyright-protected data via S Beam.
    Doing this may violate copyright laws. Samsung is not
    responsible for any legal issues caused by the user’s
    illegal use of copyrighted data.
    1 In the application list, select Settings→ More settings→
    S Beam.
    2 Drag the S Beam switch to the right.
    3 Launch an application that uses music, videos, images, or
    documents.
    4 Open or play a file.139
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    5 Touch the back of your device to the back of the other
    device.
    6 Tap your device’s screen.
    The data on your device will be sent and displayed on the
    screen of the other device.
    If the two devices try to send data simultaneously, the
    file transfer may fail.
    07-06-2012 12:08 PM
  5. UltraHighBypass's Avatar
    I won't have mine until Monday, but from the demos I've seen you tap the backs of two GS3's to initiate the s-beam.

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    07-06-2012 12:11 PM
  6. delldude405's Avatar
    Thanks guys, so it's not an app I'm looking for. It just has to be enabled and then come in contact with a NFC chip. Right?
    07-06-2012 03:09 PM
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