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Card-based Macro-payment for Mobile Phones.

Garner, Philip and Edwards, Reuben and Coulton, Paul (2006) Card-based Macro-payment for Mobile Phones. In: Mobile Business, 2006. ICMB '06. International Conference on. IEEE. ISBN 978-0-7695-2595-2

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Abstract

Most new entrants into the mobile commerce marketplace are faced with a paradox; how can we attract users without merchants, and how can we attract merchants without customers? Without a huge investment in marketing to build consumer recognition, starting a new m-commerce service is risky. In this paper we analyse how successful companies on the Web have managed to create successful payment services by utilising the brand recognition and ubiquity of the popular card networks. Attempts to marry credit cards and mobile phones are not new - encrypted phone wallet systems have been bundled with devices for a number of years. However, use of these wallet systems remains limited as the public failed to embrace shopping via WAP, frustrated by slow speeds and poor user interfaces. With mobile terminals more suited for browsing, and higher speeds from mobile data becoming the norm, we present a system to enable remote macropurchases using existing credit card technology.

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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
ID Code: 22917
Deposited By: Dr Paul Coulton
Deposited On: 07 Jan 2009 09:37
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 01:21
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/22917

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