Paying by cell phone for goods has finally arrived on a mass scale at Philips Arena in Atlanta (albeit at one location). Customers of Cingular and Chase Bank using their Nokia 3220 mobile phones equipped with Philips’ (the arena is sponsored by Philips too, brilliant) NFC semiconductor chips will be able to purchase hot dogs, beers, and more at over 150 concession stands by simply placing their cell phone near a secure terminal.

How many people get wrongly charged, or purchase goods for people in front or in back of them is another story.

Story via PhoneScoop

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."