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Old Nov 18, 2012, 01:54 PM   #26
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If I could buy my train & bus tickets with it, I'd use it all the time.
That would be a great use for lots is people. Something people could use more than airplane tickets.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 01:56 PM   #27
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I absolutely don't use it or know anyone that uses it. I have a feeling this is going the way of Ping. Bring on NFC please.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 02:15 PM   #28
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I use it everyday when I hit up Starbucks before work.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 02:54 PM   #29
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How do You put your Best Buy/Ralphs/Gamestop cards on Passbook?
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:19 PM   #30
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I still haven't really figured it out. But I don't think I'll benefit from it to much. Only time I see a smartphone scanned is mobile boarding passes which generally bring the queue to a crawl when boarding a flight.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:44 PM   #31
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How do You put your Best Buy/Ralphs/Gamestop cards on Passbook?
I guess the op use http://www.passsource.com/selectPublicTemplate.php
To create passes

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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:49 PM   #32
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Even though it isn't advertised as such. I think it is safe to say that Passbook is more or less in a beta-like state. I'm sure as more companies adopt the technology, it will become the norm and everybody will be whipping out there smartphones for all of their coupons/passes. But for now, it seems like more of a novelty, considering some of the awkward looks you get for having the employees scan your iPhone.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:51 PM   #33
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Ive used it for starbucks a lot but that is about it... But i can see myself using it A LOT with my yearly dose of gift cards to restaurants i get for Christmas every year. Half the time i never use them because i leave them at home all the time.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:52 PM   #34
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The title says it all. Just curios to know. I've not used it in real-life even once. Do you use it?
The only thing I use it for is Starbucks.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 04:41 PM   #35
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Used it today for the first time at Starbucks. Not a time saver though since it didn't pop up on my lockscreen even though I have the location saved as a favorite.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:16 PM   #36
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Just because you might not use an app doesn't make it useless.
Some people might actually use them.
So please, keep those juvenile comments to yourself. You're making yourself look....less.

My wife uses Walgreens all the time. I use Starbucks occasionally.
Its great to have it if I need it.

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Its better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:24 PM   #37
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But does Lufthansa even have flights all over the planet, I mean they are famous for speak german on all of their flights lol...but unlikely that's not a booking point to me, since I don't speak german haha.
Is American Airlines Passbook ready? anybody has a clue?
Don't know about American (not flying with them until after they get out of bankruptcy and are a stable company for at least six months), but United is passbook enabled and it works well.

EDIT: Apparently American supports it too.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:25 PM   #38
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Not used it yet as matter of fact I haven't even open the app. But I must say just reading about it sure sound interesting/promising
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:26 PM   #39
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I guess apple should just place a starbucks logo on the passbook app based on everyones comments.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:29 PM   #40
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I use it for Walgreens
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:40 PM   #41
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That would be a great use for lots is people. Something people could use more than airplane tickets.
It would be awesome... especially if it came up in notification centre as you entered the train station, and again when you arrived at your destination if it has a ticket barrier.

It'd save me fumbling round with tickets and my student rail card too!
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:45 PM   #42
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it drains your battery when you set up location services with it and the starbucks app. I guess it needs to check your location periodically to see if you are near the store. All that just to have it show up on your lock screen.

Easier to just open the app.

It did come in handy once to store some theme park tickets, but htat is about it.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:00 PM   #43
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I use it sometimes, very helpful for me
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:44 PM   #44
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just because you might not use an app doesn't make it useless.
Some people might actually use them.
So please, keep those juvenile comments to yourself. You're making yourself look....less.

My wife uses walgreens all the time. I use starbucks occasionally.
Its great to have it if i need it.

an old saying:
Its better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it.
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I guess apple should just place a starbucks logo on the passbook app based on everyones comments.
Thats basically all it's good for.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:03 PM   #45
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I still don't even get what the hell it is or how it even works. No matter where I look I can't get a clear explanation. How the heck do I use it?
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:04 PM   #46
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My fiancée and I use it for Starbucks. We have one account and we can both sign in from our phones.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:14 PM   #47
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Nope, nothing I use is available with it.

I did flight recently with Delta and used their app for my boarding pass and was very disappointed to see that it wasn't a "Passbook" app.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:23 PM   #48
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I use it all the time at Starbucks and Walgreens.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:27 PM   #49
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I open it every week and wonder, "when will I ever use this thing?"
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:30 PM   #50
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Just because you might not use an app doesn't make it useless.
Some people might actually use them.
So please, keep those juvenile comments to yourself. You're making yourself look....less.

My wife uses Walgreens all the time. I use Starbucks occasionally.
Its great to have it if I need it.

An old saying:
Its better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it.
What are you talking about? I have yet to see any juvenile responses. I have not used it, no need to use it, at this point is't a gimmick like others have said.
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