One of the many options technology has brought us is the ability to pay with our phones. Yes, have you tried? Starbuck's Mobile Apps enable one to fill his or her account with revenue and use our phones to pay merchants. It is great for people who rather not carry change, count back change, or receive change.
You could use it for yourself, or for your love ones. It could also be a great way to give as gifts, or to control where you want your money spent. It serves two main purposes for me: control and simplicity. The process makes it easier for example, an elderly who doesn't want to use cash or a credit card, instead he or she could just pay with the phone.
Interesting right? I wish that Visa, Master Card, or American Express would get with the idea. Just like a credit card that you carry, why not have the app on your phone? It is much easier to have one thing to worry about, a phone, than tons credit cards for different stores. Talk about coins weighing us down, the cards do too. I have a cards for everything, for clubs, memberships, and grocery stores. I am sick of carrying a card for every store I frequent. How convenient it would be, especially for Christmas shopping that we can just handle all our transactions with our phones.
Above are photos from my daughter's Christmas performance. I wanted to share some Christmas spirit from good old Silicon Valley and wish you a Merry Christmas if you're not going to be around on the day. The photo is blurry, but it is that way to protect the privacy of other children. Thanks for your support and if you'd like to participate in the Top Commenter Contest Details, it starts tomorrow: Dec 20th - Jan 3rd, 2013.
Here are Self Sagacity Thursday Two Questions:
1) What would you rather pay with? Credit cards, cash, phone app? Why?
2) Do you have other ideas in simplifying our paying process? (I know we rather not have to pay for anything at all, but that is not an option ;-)
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