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Old 09-23-2010, 04:00 PM
Jeff Campbell
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Default Pay Your Fare With Your iPhone

"DeviceFidelity's mobile twist on Visa's payWave system is a nice little solution to the fact that nobody's bothered to build contactless payment chips into US mobile phones just yet -- DeviceFidelity just stuffs the Visa smart chip circuitry into a microSD card and lets you on your way. Of course, this supplants the much needed additional storage on an Android handset, and requires a chunky add-on case for the iPhone, but at least it's a start."

Indeed! This is like those terminals that we have around here in convenience stores and some fast food places, where all you have to do is wave your card in front of the device and it pays the charges. Too bad it does require a case for the iPhone 4, but perhaps with iPhone 5 some options will be built in to allow the chip? 

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