Paying for Starbucks with your iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AlvinNguyen, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. AlvinNguyen macrumors 6502a

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    I've been doing this for a year and every time people look at me like I'm crazy. Just trying to push everything towards integrating the phone and the wallet. I think until Apple adds NFC most retailers aren't going to follow suit. I'm ready for it!
     
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    how does that work?
    PS i would look at you weirdly to. People will not use there phones as money for a while..
     
  3. normwood macrumors 6502a

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    I've used the Starbucks iPhone apps lots of times and think it is great. I too would like to see more options to "pay with my iPhone".

    Feels a little weird....and cool at the same time.

    Steve
     
  4. KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

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    They won't take it at the drive thru for me. A Liability issue they said.
     
  5. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't trust them taking my phone and scanning it.
     
  6. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Fair enough. Too much hassle for them in case of damage to your phone.
     
  7. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I love this app.
    It's neat how easy it is to stock it up with funds from Paypal. Careful though. It is near effortless to accidentally scan twice thus taking out double what your coffee cost.
     
  8. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    People will start using their phones as money in 1-2 years.
     
  9. peapody macrumors 68040

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    Will have to give this a try. I know there is another app somewhere that holds all your cards for different grocery stores too.
     
  10. SoloStyle macrumors regular

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    Just found it yesterday, it's called CardStar.
     
  11. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    I use Key Ring. Loads up your coupons too. Love it. Especially since we had tons of those damn key ring things that I refused to carry. I even keep my hotel reward cars on there.
     
  12. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    My wife has been paying at Starbucks with her iPhone for almost a year now. They all seem to be used to it.

    But it only seems to be Starbucks where this is "normal," as far as I can tell.
     
  13. outz macrumors 6502

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    yeah, won't be long. i know some japanese are already doing it. my cc co sent me a small rfid sticker thing for my phone. i promptly burned it tho.
     
  14. chestvrg macrumors 65816

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    I love my Starbucks app. I have a balance of like $11 :)
     

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  15. rosemary1 macrumors regular

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    I second Key Ring; it's one of my most essential apps. I was so happy to throw all those cards away!
     
  16. RabbitLuvr macrumors 6502

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    I haven't tried the pay-with-card option yet, I like flashing around my Starbucks Hawaii card too much. :) I love the app for loading my card and keeping track of my balance and stars, though.

    Will check out Key Ring and CardStar apps, though, I hate carrying around all those store cards. I like a minimal keyring (just my car fob and two house keys on it), and the cards bulk up my wallet so much.

    I thought I read awhile back (when iP4 came out, I think) that some Japanese have resisted getting iPhones solely based on the fact that it didn't support more pay-with-card options, as many of them already use their phones to pay for things.
     
  17. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    I use Starbucks all the time. Nice to just load up the card with $25 or so and hit the road. I expense most everything for work anyway so all I do is use my phone, take a photo of the receipt and away I go. Once I get through with the day, I just upload the pics to our expense system website and viola, money is back to my checking acct.

    Even Chase is advertising depositing checks this way and paying bills and even your friends with a smartphone. It's coming fast and I bet by next Christmas, it will be mainstream.
     
  18. SavMBP15 macrumors 6502

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    USAA Federal Savings Bank has been allowing its members to take pictures of their checks for deposit for at least 2 years now in their IOS app. Literally from snapping the picture of the front and back of the check to the money being in your account is less than a minute.
     
  19. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    I saw someone do it once... the girl next to him was very impressed, not sure why (some blonde). Anyways, I like the concept but I hate having to re-fill my card every time to do it. If it were directly linked to my bank account, I wouldn't mind.
     
  20. RabbitLuvr macrumors 6502

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    I just dump a set amount on my SBX card each payday. Takes about 90 seconds, if the connection is slow.
     
  21. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    I like the concept of impressing a blonde through the simple act of geek-hood and paying for coffee with my phone :D Just don't tell my wife :eek:
     
  22. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone : Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    People still turn heads when I TAP my wallet (PayPass Mastercard) instead of swipe at places with a PayPass reader.
     
  23. ron808 macrumors regular

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    I love my Starbucks card though being at Starbucks is frowned upon on where I'm from.

    It is easy and convenient to use.

    I wish credit card companies can follow suit.
     
  24. Mrs.Geek macrumors newbie

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    The drive thru I've used it at has a scanner that reaches out the window. I just hold my phone up for them.
     
  25. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Ahh paranoia due to mass hysteria or misinformation.
     

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