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Starbucks Expanding Pay-By-Phone To All Stores

submitted on January 19, 2011 by orangearrows in "Stores / Merchants", last updated on January 21, 2011 by YanBz
SEATTLE -- Starbucks Corp. customers with certain mobile devices can now buy their coffee with the wave of their smart phone.

The company had tested the mobile payment service in some markets and announced Wednesday that it was rolling it out to all 6,800 company-run stores and more than 1,000 Starbucks ( SBUX - news - people ) in U.S. Target ( TGT - news - people ) stores.


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  • 97479
    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 19, 2011
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    I understand more retailers will accept pay by phone also.
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    Posted by honesta on January 20, 2011
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    I guess you would need an NFC chip for this?
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      Posted by orangearrows on January 20, 2011
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      Nope- you just download the Starbucks app to your phone. Then upload your GC to the app - and use the app to pay.

      You would need to reload the GC on the app to be able to pay.
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    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on January 20, 2011
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    I'd like to be able to pay by Paypal!
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    Posted by 2kidsnuts on January 20, 2011
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    Pretty soon we won't need to have cash for anything!
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 20, 2011
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    Mr Green I never carry cash!
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 21, 2011
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    I saw someone use their phone yesterday to pay, it was weird but it worked!

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