What’s the difference between Global and Geo-Locked?

When an Issuer makes a Countermark, the read limit area and distance for the Countermark can be set as follows:


  • Global:  Countermark with no specified reading geography – A Global Countermark can be read at any location and by a phone with the “Location” setting disabled.

  • Geo-Locked:  Countermark with a specified reading geography (for example London + 35km radius) – A Geo-Locked Countermark is read by enabling the “Location” setting on the phone. The phone must also be in the specified area that the Issuer has set for the Countermark.