Payment using mobile phones

November 25, 2006

Just read an article on, Contactless payment comes to mobile phone , yeah it’s awesome. In my opinion, actually any place on earth can make use of this contactless payment in its simplest form, use SMS. Say you want to buy a soda, the vending machine have a special number like 5004 and a LCD for display. You send a blank SMS to 5004, the soda vending machine reply you with a message like “ONE SODA COMING DOWN” and in the same time show in its LCD screen, “SODA FOR 081xxxxxxx”, and drop the soda. Drop dead easy, that’s a good use of mobile technology. Maybe I should patented my vision, LOL.