But it will need one big company to subsidize the equipment to local shops, maybe a big bank can do that. Having expensive end user equipment is always a limitation for technology adoption (think BluRay, 3D TV goggles, etc).
Not all things that glitters are gold. If you loose your card, in a minute, you can call the bank and disable it. If you loose your phone, you are putting yourself into serious emotional disturbances before you can have access to phone. Whereas, the technology awareness is at alarming rate in the west. Anyone must have empty your account before you get another phone to deactivate it. I will be skeptical before I even try to use google wallet. I do not blame you for your opinion on this matter also.
@Jaden, It is not that I want to resist change but carrying wallet with credit card will be difficult to eliminate. We have tendency to misplace phones or forget to charge it at times. You may be without your cell phone and you need to purchase something. But as for the wallet, as long as you know that your driver's license has to be with you at all times that you get into your car, you can hardly forget your credit cards or check cards. I agree that google wallet is great when someone is keeping your personal information on the server that can be crashed and filtered...... it is more risky than to take ownership of your information to certain degree.
Mr. Roques, as per NFC manufacturers buy or not. I think, it needs publicity as well market packaging approach.
Take cloud computing for an instance - in its earlier stages, panic and fear about its models, CEOs and top businesses' executives were having headache about its fitting into business scenarios and adoption. Today, cloud computing looks like best approach to most businesses of all levels in achieving IT infrastructure's cost reduction.
@tirlapur, yes, losing your cell phone would cause a big disturbance, but the same would happen if you lost your purse or wallet. Any credit cards you were carrying would be subject to unlawful charges. This brings me back to the security issues I brought up. If the data is encrypted and their needs to security checks on your phone to use it, then it's going to be safer. Might work for some people, but I need to see extensive use and safety precautions before I would go down that route.
I think the idea is great and would work well for some people that don't like to carry around too much other than a cell phone.
@jbond, Although I agree with you that this works well for people who dont want to carry around too much other than a cellphone. But what will happen if you loose your cellphone ? All you crucial data will be compromised, so I feel its better if we diversify our crucial data rather than having it inside cellphone.
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