Contactless bank cards
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Wed Nov 17 16:15:50 GMT 2010
In article <3601464F-220D-4D16-978E-79A3A7027C7D at batten.eu.org>, Ian
Batten <igb at batten.eu.org> writes
>On 17 Nov 2010, at 15:28, Jon Ribbens wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 02:28:12PM +0000, Roland Perry wrote:
>>> We clearly live in parallel universes, because I've never seen a
>>> merchant do that (other than for a cordless terminal). And I always take
>>> a close interest in what's going on with C&P transactions.
>> You must indeed truly be living in a parallel dimension if your world
>> does not contain stand-alone PDQ machines.
>Indeed. I paid for a prescription (phone doctor about infected finger
>at 9, appointment at 0915, at pharmacist by 0930, home by 0945 ---
>that's the NHS we need!) this morning at the machine was standalone.
Do you mean "cordless"? I've covered those.
> I'm not quite sure where Roland shops, but he must never visit
>anything other than airport duty frees and large multiples...
I've seen cordless units in eateries, I've never seen one elsewhere.
Is a "stand-alone" unit something different?
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