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Digital Credit Card Tested

June 10, 2007

“Mobile payment and product search technology has been touted by vendors and futurists for years but is only now becoming a reality in the U.S.Two recent announcements show movement on the technology. Cellular South in Jackson, Miss., joined USA Technologies in Malvern, Pa., this week to announce a two-city consumer trial of WirelessWallet, a service that will let consumers make purchases and payments from a cell phone.

The trial involves 75 customers who will test the concept at 50 retail locations in Memphis and Jackson, according to a statement from the Cellular South. They will use handsets from Kyocera Wireless Corp. that will act as a digital credit card. A customer will be able to tap a phone against a Near Field Communication-enabled wireless reader.”