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Consumer Gadgets: 50 Ways to Have Fun and Simplify Your Life with Today’s Technology…and Tomorrow’s by Nicholas D. Evans

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Chapter 34. Shopping with Your Mobile Phone: Digital Wallets

If you’ve ever tried buying something by using your mobile phone, the hardest part is any form of data entry other than simply making a selection from a set of menu choices or perhaps keying in a few numbers. Any kind of text entry with alphabetical characters is typically tedious because of the 10-digit numeric keypad, which is the only input means on many phones unless you purchase an attachable keyboard. For this reason, many people avoid trying to make purchases using their phones and wait until they are online with a desktop computer or laptop. For time-sensitive purchases such as tickets, or for purchases of services that are delivered directly to the phone, however, there needs ...

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