Can Smartphones Read RFID Tags?

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Ask The ExpertsCan Smartphones Read RFID Tags?
RFID Journal Staff asked 11 years ago

If not, what needs to be done to make this possible?

—Name withheld


If a smartphone has a built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) reader, then it can interrogate NFC tags, which are short-range RFID tags. If not, you would need to add an external reader in order to interrogate passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) tags based on the Electronic Product Code (EPC) standard.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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