Do you use passbook?

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  1. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Its on my phone I see it every day (I refuse to move the default app location) but I have no way to use it. Does anyone use or even think to use it?
     
  2. sammy-boy macrumors regular

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    I don't use it either, it's tucked away on the last home screen. Don't think there's any company in the UK that utilises it?
     
  3. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    Starbucks. That's the only place I've used it over here.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I've used it for Starbucks, and if I were still traveling for work like I had been about 8 months ago, I'd be using it for that as well.
     
  5. cynics macrumors G3

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    Never. I don't go to any of the places enough to invest time to learn how to use it.

    I travel a lot but after years of being irritated in line behind someone fighting to have their phone scanned at the gate I swore I'd never do that. Lol. Plus I always have a pass and my phone is generally tucked away on me with my headphones on. Seems like a hassle.

    For me personally it's a solution looking for a problem. I'd like to hear how others use it though.
     
  6. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    I use it sometimes, for airline tickets and a few stores, it has my Starbucks GC and reward cards for Sephora and Walgreens, plus my Target Cartwheel barcode. A lot of times I forget about it though.
     
  7. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    best thing for airline tickets. not sure if train tickets work but will try soon.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Never used it. Neither my wife or daughter use it.
     
  9. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I just started using this week for Starbucks. I go to a busy Starbucks on my way to work and this is the easier way to pay. They have these special scanners that I just wave my phone over and it's done. I noticed a lot of people using they phones which I appreciate because the long lines actually move very quickly.

    I am a bit disappointed that there aren't more apps for it (and also that you have to download a separate app too). I don't fly or go to the movies much so my options are limited even though I like the convenience and would use it more.
     
  10. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Movie and airline tickets. I'd use it for more things if I had them.
     
  11. hismikeness macrumors regular

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    I've used it for airline tickets as well as movie tickets.

    I bought movie tickets off fandango while stuck in traffic. The plane tickets, my wife and I traveled with her 85-year old grandmother, so I had all three boarding passes on passbook and my wife took care of grandma the whole time.

    Both were convenient enough.
     
  12. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Yeap same here and fadango and american express other than that I wish there were more placed that would take passbook so I can leave my wallet with all my cc at home. Oh and I used it once with UNITED it was a very cool experience.
     
  13. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    I started messing with it more after I saw that you can add gift cards to Passbook including Apple Gift cards. Daily I use Starbucks, Kroger, and Coupons.com. Occasionally the airline and movie tickets.

    If you want to add any gift cards, you can use Gyft App. This app allows you to add gift cards to Passbook. You can also buy and send gift cards.

    http://www.gyft.com
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3LVDk7UBvc


    I like the convenience of Passbook. Normally I search for apps on my iPhone like I do on my Mac (using Spotlight). Passbook is quicker because with the regular app you have to click on the part that you don't want to use first.
     
  14. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Not a coffee drinker, so the passbook app is just sitting there in a folder with other stock IOS apps which I don't use. :p
     
  15. CrzyP macrumors regular

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    I love passbook. I use it for Walgreens rewards, American Airlines tickets, Target Coupons, and Starbucks.
     
  16. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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    Passbook is huge for airline
    Boarding
    Passes.
     
  17. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    i tried using it and wouldn't understand, is it a standalone app at all? because it prompted me to download other apps, which didn't make sense to me at all.
     
  18. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    LOL you are missing some good stuff with the Starbucks app. I'm not a huge coffee drinker but Starbucks is one of my favorite apps.
     
  19. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Yeah, but my stomach is very sensitive to coffee. One small cup, and I can look forward to an upset stomach and migraines for the rest of the day. :(

    So it's really more that I can't take any coffee at all.
     
  20. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    Ah gotcha. They have tea and a nasty smoothie lol. And food. The Starbucks app has a bunch of freebies. I got a lot of free music and apps from my Starbucks app. Its a good way to find new music.
     
  21. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    I don't use it. I used it once to try it out shortly after launch. It was for a store loyalty card and it didn't work. After that, I never opened it again until iOS 7 dropped. Still haven't used it again. It sits on my one home screen to make my phone look semi-stock.
     
  22. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    Neither am I. I get hot chocolate and herbal teas. :)
     
  23. easy-peasy macrumors regular

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    I haven't.

    In it's current state I can't see any reason I would use passbook.
     
  24. DCIFRTHS macrumors 6502a

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    I like the app, and I wish more retailers would make use of it. The one caveat is that I won't use it in a place where I have to hand my phone to the cashier. I don't want hand lotions, grease and God knows what else smeared on my phone.

    One time, at a movie, the guy ripping tickets actually went to grab the phone out of my hand to scan it. I wouldn't let him take it. The scanner he was using was wireless - and all he had to do was point he damn thing at the phone - which he wound up doing.

    I have seen signs in Dunkin Donuts (behind the register) stating that the employee should NEVER touch the customer's phone. They are smart because it shields them from people blaming them for damaging the phone - either cosmetically or electrically (dropping it, or liquid damage).

    Starbucks also has it right by placing the scanners where the customer can pass it over the reader themselves.
     
  25. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    I use it on a regular basis though not daily. I have Starbucks card and several loyalty cards that lighten my wallet.
     

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