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With the right kind of security surrounding it it sounds quite useful. My only concern would be phone thefts. But then again with the remote wiping functions we have with smartphones that wouldn't be to much of a problem I guess. I agree that it would be useful around campus, being a student myself, it's one less thing to do in a shop! =D

Eddie.
The same kind that has recently been found to leak personal information from droids?

Seriously, how much lazier are we going to get? I'll keep using cash and debit, credit on larger purchases.
    
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post #12 of 24
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Japanese have been using their phones as CCs for awhile now, safety in this case is a non-issue
This. A commonly seen example is http://xkcd.com/903/ending machines. Swipe your phone in front of the machine, make your selection, tadaa! You've paid with your phone.
post #13 of 24
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Seriously, how much lazier are we going to get? I'll keep using cash and debit, credit on larger purchases.
... how would this make us any lazier? You take your phone out just as you would take your credit card out.

The whole big thing I'm excited for which is why I'm excited for this step is the NEXT step after it, which is hopefully where you go into a store, pick up everything you want, and walk right on out. No more annoying 20 minute lines. (Sorry if not wanting to be standing in a line for 20 minutes is considered "lazy" to you)
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I did this in Norway back in 2006.....
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I'm up for it. As long as security improves. I wouldnt mind sending an E-Payment through my phone, but I would love to be the one to choose the amount, confirm with a password and some details, even face recognition (front cams) and voice recog would be useful, hell, if they can, add a fingerprint scanner on the phone's touchscreen surface.
   
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post #16 of 24
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The whole big thing I'm excited for which is why I'm excited for this step is the NEXT step after it, which is hopefully where you go into a store, pick up everything you want, and walk right on out. No more annoying 20 minute lines. (Sorry if not wanting to be standing in a line for 20 minutes is considered "lazy" to you)
They already have it - the Kleptomania credit system.
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by s13shaka View Post
Japanese have been using their phones as CCs for awhile now, safety in this case is a non-issue
Not just "awhile" but for a really long time now.

I always wanted a Kyocera, but I had to live with my Nokia 3210.
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Not sure why you guys against it. People has been using this same tech in other parts of the world for a longgggg timee, just not in the US. US is pretty far behind . People should travel to other countries a bit more to see the world.
Edited by Ocnewb - 5/26/11 at 9:47am
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Not sure why you guys against it. People has been using this same tech in other parts of the world for a longgggg timee, just not in the US. US is pretty far behind . People should travel to other countries a bit more to see the world.
Yeah, we use this tech for our bus lines
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