Paying by mobile is the future, but one that's coming rather slowly. Now EE is offering an incentive that may draw more users in by giving them money for adoption of tap to pay.

EE customers can use the EE Tap Wallet app on certain phones with NFC to pay for items. As usual the payments are limited to £20 for security reasons. But still ideal for paying quickly at the bar.

EE customers will receive £5 credit for signing up and £5 when topping up the account. The offer is part of a joint deal from EE and Mastercard which aims to encourage users to get involved.

The limited number of mobiles that support EE Tap Wallet are: Samsung Galaxy S4, S4 Mini, S3 LTE, Note 3, Note 2, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z1 and SP.

Many pubs, supermarkets and restaurants accept tap to pay. In our experience it's easier than cash or card. Since this is free to use - well, it actually earns users money - why not give it a try and let us know what you think?

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