Default Can't enable/use NFC?

Hello there!
I have a question about using NFC. For some strange reason it refuses to turn on. I go into settings>networks>NFC and enable from there but whenever I leave that page, it turns right back off again. No NFC statusbar icon or anything. When I go back into the NFC menu, sure enough its set to off.

This was true for several ROMS I have tried including NOS, Viper, and Ecliptic. Does anyone else have this problem? I did happen to read something about not being able to make payments on the Verizon HTC One and that I'd have to use a modified wallet apk like this:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=45899656

but does this mean that I can't even send media using NFC? Is it possible I just have a bad chip?

Thanks