Getting a kroket with your mobile phone



The Rabobank together with junk food chain Febo are making it possible for people to buy food using a mobile phone. It is a beta test.

As of Monday, 17 December hungry Rabobank clients who meet certain conditions can dig in to some Febo junk food on the Leidsestraat in Amsterdam by paying with their mobile phone. Some three to four Febo restaurants will be equipped to deal with mobile phone payments soon.

There’s a few catches: only hungry Rabo Mobiel clients can use this wireless payment service. And they also need to have a phone that supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which are apparently not easy to come by. Of course, the Rabobank says it plans to do something about that.

And then I wonder about payment problems, extra fees and all that. If anyone can actually do this, please share your experience with us!

(Link: webwereld)


  1. hm, Rabobank wants to do something about the (non-)availability of mobile phones that support NFC? I wonder how they plan to do that. Co-operate with e.g. Vodaphone? Start their own mobile network?

    Comment by Eric — December 13, 2007 @ 12:12 pm

  2. I know it sounds like a huge empty promise.

    Getting a fancier phone to buy junk food downtown Amsterdam is pretty useless. Of course, if you could pay other things, we could get rid of those annoying chipcards.

    Comment by Orangemaster — December 13, 2007 @ 12:17 pm

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