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My phone had NFC, so I decided to give it a try. I've never had any problems with it, and have found it convenient from time to time when I don't have to pull out my wallet and could just use the phone to pay.
But if it went away tomorrow though, it's not something I'd miss, or long for. Some people may find it convenient that it gathers all transactions and displays it in one place, etc. But I know where my money is exactly going; so, I don't need Google to (know it as well, or) display it for me.
Smooth? Yes. Ground-breaking, or even essential? Certainly not.
If you do use it though, keep NFC turned off at all times for obvious reasons except for when you're paying.
No and I'm not planning to do so. I don't like when the big corporations directly tap into my bank account. It has something to do with trust. More important, I don't want to lose the touch to my money that I have available. The best system for me to prevent overspending, is to walk up to the ATM and get the money in my hand and into the wallet. Of course I use credit cards but already there I find it difficult to keep the overview sometimes.
Apple Pay. Works well, never had any issues. I'm sure Apple is collecting all of my data, but I trust they won't share with anyone else. Apple is known to not "play well with others".
Actually, not a lot of places take any mobile payment system near where I live (small city, Midwest USA); standard credit cards are big here. Now, with the chip system (instead of swiping), checking out takes about 6-8 times as long as before! Progress.
I have iPhone 7; it is easier than that. It truly consists of click home button twice to wake phone and put in "wallet" mode, hold iPhone by the reader keeping thumb on home button until it beeps (less than a second). That's it. It works fabulously; incredibly quick; I love it! It just isn't accepted enough places. More continue to accept it, but mobile payments are slow to being adopted here.
Are you sure it's Internet fault? Young idiots did stupid stuff like this way before personal computers entered the households. Urban myths, games of daring and similar stuff always happened, it simply wasn't "news material".
From people smoking plastic to inhaling old style household products (the ones without any kind of CE approval) to jumping down from the first or second floor, parkouring across balconies, climbing over high voltage lines, playing "dodge the train at the last second", stealing from farmers (who often shot them with salt), shooting each other with slingshots, using alcohol bottles as flamethrowers, playing in abandoned and crumbling buildings... And I'm listing only things that my parents did from age 6 to 14, when Internet wasn't even a thing in my country.
How about the idiots that test bulletproof vests by having their friends shoot them?
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
Yeah, I know what you mean - but the internet lets one idiot feed a stupid idea to people all over the world in a few minutes. So instead of a couple of dozen morons eating washing liquid in a city, you get a couple of million even stupider people doing it world wide.
Now, if we had a chemical that rendered you sterile and we got eating that out as a meme ...
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