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!