French retailers test mobile wallet

Several French retail stores are testing the possibility of introducing payments by mobile phone.  These stores include Auchan, Carrefour, Fnac and Kinepolis, among others.  In a first phase, running till the spring of 2009, several possible ideas are considered during brains tormings and test ateliers.  Next up will be the transfer into technical applications and experimenting. 
The stores are not only thinking of using the mobile phone for handling payments, but also for fidelity credits, coupons and other transactions.  Basically everything should run through the mobile phone because the SIM card will contain everything that we now carry in our wallet.  This way, the mobile will be the central element in the client relationship. 

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    • Alex
    • January 25th, 2009

    but if you lose the phone you lose the wallet,,, two very important things lost at once. that would be very annoying

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