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Starbucks Now Accepts Payments Via Mobile Phone

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Yet another reason to make sure you don't lose those iPhones!

In a totally futurrific move by Starbucks, the coffee company is now accepting payments via mobile phones throughout the U.S.

It works like this: there will be scanners at checkout, which will sync up with credit card/paypal-linked apps that are compatible with iPhones, Blackberrys, and the iPod touch.

According to testing reports from Starbucks, this new payment option is the fastest way for customers to pay for their no-foam low-fat grande caramel macchiatos coffee.

Pretty crazy stuff! Now, when are they going to introduce those video waiters from Back to the Future Part II???

Will U pay for coffee with your mobile phone?

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10 comments to “Starbucks Now Accepts Payments Via Mobile Phone”



  1. 1

    This isn't new- if you have the iPod/iPhone app, you could pay with the app at Starbucks that are inside Target stores.



  2. 2

    YAAAWN, THIS IS NOTHING NEW. YOU CAN GO INTO APPLE STORES AND EMPLOYEES WALK AROUND WITH SPECIAL IPHONES THAT TAKE CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS AND PAY FOR PURCHASES RIGHT THERE W/O GOING UP TO CASHIERS. AND…??



  3. 3

    When r u going next gen mobile, bb?
    It isn't just another way to 'get Perez'; it's a way to spread the brand.



  4. 4

    Starbucks is gross. It's so fucking overpriced and for what?



  5. 5

    I'll get my Starbucks any way I can.



  6. 6

    Yep, Target's been on this. All you have to do is upload a giftcard to your phone. Then use it for payment. The cashier scans a barcode on your phone. Yawn.



  7. 7

    By the time you find your phone, go to the app and scan it, you could have just as easily taken out your debit card and handed it to the cashier.

  8. mic94 says – reply to this


    8

    They been doing this for the longest tie in Japan :P



  9. 9

    It's pretty much the beginning of the end for cashiers. Thanks for ruining even more careers, technology.



  10. 10

    My store has had these scanners for months now and I don't work in a Target store. You are so behind on your news.

    Next you are going to tell us about the Trenta size which by the way my store has had for the last year.