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Re: [newtech-1] Whatever happened to micropayments?

From: EddieN
Sent on: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 2:12 PM
Micropayments in the US might be relatively dead in the water, but in other countries it is picking up steam, even though it might not be either formally known as such. Example: in Finland it is possible to pay for a Coke at a vending machine by sending an SMS message to the vending machine. The cost of the drink is added to your wireless phone bill. Nice, fast, and secure. Similar schemes are available in parts of west Africa, though not as sophisticated as the one I just referenced .

On 8/22/07, Nick B. <[address removed]> wrote:
Every time I have to yank out my wallet in a public place just to buy a few
hours of wifi, or look at a donation button on a site, I ask myself:

"Whatever happened to micropayments?"

A problem still not solved, an vein still not tapped, despite years of
effort. What's the deal??

- Nick

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