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What Will We Do When Credit Cards Become Non-Existent

I know I love to get my new credit cards in the mail. I've even (no I'm not ashamed to say this) applied for cards because I wanted them for the way the look. I would never use a card that I thought was ugly. With that said I'll miss traditional credit cards when they leave. I was watching a new article on tv and they have been talking about cell phones as the new way to pay with your credit accounts. It's not here yet, but it's coming. A few weeks before the TV segment, I was in line at Starbucks and the car in front of me paid by handing the woman at the window her phone. 

 

Here is a link to an article but there are many more just google: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13970_7-20032840-78.html

 

Oh how I don't want to loose my beautiful credit card collection and put at virtually into my mobile phone!! What about you......??

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Re: What Will We Do When Credit Cards Become Non-Existent

I'm not sure if mobile phone payments will ever really take off.  Who wants to hand their $500 phone over when buying something?  Plus I'm not sure how secure of a payment system it will be or if someone will figure out how to hack your mobile phone.  It feels too risky to me.


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Re: What Will We Do When Credit Cards Become Non-Existent

I don't see the physical cards going away any time soon.  There are still plenty of people who don't even have smart phones.

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Re: What Will We Do When Credit Cards Become Non-Existent

this is the same concept with carrying cash. 

after so many years its hasn't gone away yet (not that it won't someday)

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