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Could smartphones replace the Oyster card?

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Posted on April 22, 2014 by Charlotte Harrison

People travelling on the London Underground could soon pay for their journey using their smartphone instead of an Oyster card. According to recombu.com, Transport for London (TFL) and phone networks such as EE and Vodafone are teaming up to trial the new scheme. Just like an Oyster card, users will be able to simply tap…

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Secure SMS tech could see bank PINs sent via text

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Posted on April 17, 2014 by David Howells

New encryption technology could make text messages so secure that new bank card PINs could be sent as an SMS, theregister.co.uk reports. Serbian company Infobip has created the Secure Smart Messaging Service (SSMS), which has already passed the rigorous PCI DSS standards for that payment card industry. The system works by encrypting everything from the…

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Majority of Brits open to in-flight texting

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Posted on April 17, 2014 by Richard Towey

More than half of Brits would take advantage of being able to send text messages on flights if the option were available, reports breakingtravelnews.com. Mobile phone owners are currently required to have their devices either switched off or in ‘airplane mode’ to allay the risk of their signals interfering with the technology on board. Very…

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Retailers hope to gain more customer insight with mobile payments

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Posted on April 07, 2014 by Charlotte Harrison

A number of retailers are hoping to learn more about their customers, by encouraging them to pay for items with their mobile phones. According to businessinsider.com, Tesco and French retailers Auchan are two of the companies investing in digital wallet apps. In order to persuade customers to use their mobiles instead of their cash or…

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EU roaming charges to be dropped

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Posted on April 03, 2014 by Charlotte Harrison

Brits will no longer receive excessive charges when using their mobile phone in the EU, confirmed by an announcement from the European Parliament. Bbc.co.uk reports that from December 15 2015, consumers will pay the same amount to use their mobile phone in the EU as they do in the UK. In the past, Brits have…

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