Forget the Starbucks Card, Use Your Phone to Buy Coffee

Mobile technology is taking a fresh new direction by incorporating technology that actually turns your phone legal tender. Starbucks has developed a truly innovative method of using a mobile phone to track your payment card balance while also allowing the physical device to be used to deduct payments from your account.

It makes sense–there are times when I run out of the house and forget my wallet or credit cards but seldom am I without my phone.

Amplify’d from mashable.com

Starbucks is investing in mobile payments, an investment Davidson describes as modest in relation to expectations, because customers have requested the option and have shown a propensity to not only pay with Starbucks Cards — one in five transactions are made using a Starbucks Card — but frequently use their smartphones while waiting in line.

Read more at mashable.com

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