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[LIST] Where to Buy NFC Tags (updated 06/29/2012)

19th May 2012, 05:07 PM |#1  
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So I've been trying to compile a well rounded list of places that sell NFC tags, for people that want to purchase tags online and locally. Here is what I have found so far, if you know of a place (especially locally) please post it in this thread and I'll try to keep the OP updated. Keep in mind that I havent ordered from all of these places, therefore I remind you that this is not an endorsement of the quality of service of any of the places listed. Buy at your own risk as always.

GENRAL INFO:

[Q] Does my phone need NFC built-in in order to use NFC tags?
[A] Yes, at the moment, with the exception of some UK services like Barclays (afaik)

[Q] What formatting should I buy when looking for an NFC tag?
[A] As long as you are on Android 4.0.3 and above (you can use NXP Tag Writer to format on 4.0.2, thx krohnjw) you shouldn't have an issue with unformatted or NDEF formatted tags. With NFC Task Launcher and others on the Google Play Store you should be able to format your own. Pre 4.0.3 look for NDEF formatted tags, as there may be an issue formatting your own.

GOOD NFC APPS:

- NFC Task Launcher
- NFC Tagwriter by NXP
(more coming soon...at work

ONLINE RESOURCES:

androidbands.de (germany based, ships worldwide)
sparkfun.com (us based)
nfc-tag-shop.de (germany based - free shipping to germany - ships worldwide)
nfczone.net (denmark based - ships worldwide)
tagstand.com/ (us based - ships worldwide)
buynfctags.com/ (us based - ships worldwide)
rapidnfc.com/ (uk based - ships to uk & europe)
airnfc.com/ (ireland based - ships worldwide)
tagage.net/ (finland based - ships worldwide)
touchatag.com (ireland based? - **caution tags may be locked to their service**)
rfidshop.com (uk based - ships to uk & europe)
buysmartcard.com/ (asia based - ships to various countries)
tagsfordroid.com (us based - ships worldwide)
identivenfc.com (us based - ships worldwide)
nfcdog.com (uk based - ships worldwide)
toptunniste.fi (finland based - ships worldwide)
nfcnetstore.com/ (finland based)
kimtag.com (uk based)
simplenfc.com (us based)
nfctagstore.com (uk based?)
atuch.com (us based - ships worldwide)
nfclabels.com (us based)
nfc-hub.com (uk based)
aliexpress.com (wholesaler? asia based?)
www.smartcardfocus.com (various countries)


LOCAL RESOURCES:

Fry's Electronics (call store to check mine didn't have them but I've heard other stores do. Or more likely everyone I asked just didn't know what NFC was...)
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20th May 2012, 12:43 AM |#2  
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tagsfordroid has a special deal this weekend.
from the google+ page.


"All orders placed this weekend will receive the following bonus:

- 1 FREE NFC key-chain per order
- 1 FREE tag for every 5 tags purchased

Hurry, this offer ends May 21st at 11:59 EDT."

https://plus.google.com/b/1038639211...ts/K6BBDqdUccM
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20th May 2012, 10:38 AM |#3  
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http://www.nfczone.net
Based in Denmark and we ship worldwide. Cheap shipping options available..
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29th May 2012, 12:31 AM |#4  
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Thanks! Just purchased a pack of 10 from tagsfordroid!
29th May 2012, 12:50 AM |#5  
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This NFC stuff is going to be HUGGGGEEE!!
29th May 2012, 01:50 AM |#6  
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Sorry for the noob question, but if i put an nfc tag on my phone will google wallet work?
29th May 2012, 04:31 AM |#7  
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Sorry for the noob question, but if i put an nfc tag on my phone will google wallet work?

Nope. It needs to be built into the phone currently...
29th May 2012, 04:59 AM |#8  
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Just a quick note: unless touchatag has changed what they are shipping, their tags are write locked and written for use with their web service.
1st June 2012, 03:13 PM |#9  
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Airnfc.com
Hey, thanks for mentioning us.

I'm one of the co-founders at Airnfc and just want to note we ship worldwide.

If you have any questions about our products or NFC in general I'd be more than happy to answer them.
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Post atuch.com is based in US and ships world-wide.
Foremost, thank you for mentioning us. You have compiled a very comprehensive resource list.

Just wanted to let you know that we are located in Sunnyvale, California (heart of Silicon Valley) and we ship nfc tags & smart posters world-wide.

Cheers,
-Alok - Founder of Atuch
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