Friday, August 27th, 2010

There has been a great push to have cellphones/smartphones do more and more.  A recent invention is a cellphone credit card reader that gives any cellphone the ability to be used to do credit card transactions.  Is this something that will catch on?  Does it seem like a good idea?  Why or why not? (You must write 5 sentences or you will get ZERO CREDIT)

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  1. tre saurer
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 08:22:01

    I dont think so. People are allways getting their phones stollen. So obveusly its not a good idea. Because what if your phone/credit card reader was stollen, someone could commit credit card frod. So no i dont think this invention will catch on.

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  2. Kayla Shelburne
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 08:22:15

    Yes. It might catch on because people want a quicker way to do credit card transactions than going to the bank. No I don’t think this is a good idea because I wouldn’t trust a smart phone because It’s just a cell phone. Cell phones do mess up sometimes. Also I would really go to the bank and do all that stuff because that is the safest way to do it. You will be able to know that your transaction went through.

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  3. -Yohana Elliott;;*
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 08:24:04

    no i dont think it will catch on because i know it will be exspenisive and not alot of people are going to be willing to pay alot of mopney for a phone that has a credit card slider on it when they have them at the stores and you can just go to the bank and do it. and plus who wants to deal with all of that on a cell phone what if something gets stuck in the slid part ? you payed all that money for something to only get broke

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  4. dylan hall
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 08:24:10

    i think itll catch on pretty fast because that way nobody will have to leave their house and go to the atm. they can just do it from their phone. i think it seems like a goood idea. now nobody will ever have to leave their house for credit card transactions.

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  5. kara 1st period
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 08:24:19

    omg there is so many new inventions now. With all these inventions were gonna foreal be like walii the movie.Yes it is a good idea cuz u dont have to go to stores and stuff to see it. I think all it is doing is making things easyer who doesnt want that but its making people worst. Its ok to make a few inventions but not all these but i would use a few but not ones thats r just a little easyer like this cause i could just go to the gas station and swipe my card

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  6. jimmy mefford
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 08:24:57

    yes i think that this will catch on. because it will give everyone the abilty and the service to check there credite cards.and with people doing all this new stuff with cell phone who knows what we got in store down the feauture

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  7. David Romero
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 08:25:49

    I think this might catch on because some people don’t want to waste their time on driving all the way to the store to pay their cell phone bill. I really think is a good idea to have this kind of phone because it takes time to get to where you need to get and pay your phone. This kind of phone might be bought by lots of people because no person wants to walk or drive to the store. On the other side this might be a bad idea because if your phone get’s lost somebody else might pick it up and they can look up your credit card number. I think this will go little by little on getting very popular.

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  8. brittany morgan
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 08:26:00

    i would weather do the credit card because it faster and easier. And yes cell phones can cause a whole lot of problems but cell phones can mess up with anything so it really don’t matter. And yes it may not be the safest way but it better going to the bank and doing all that stuff.

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  9. {*♥Sierra Valentine♥*}
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 08:26:11

    No, because anybody can steal a card and then if they have the phone they can run up the bill and take out money or even steal your identity. This should have never been invented, well this is my personal opinion. I mean it is a nice phone but i just don’t think people would abuse it.

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  10. nautica
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 08:26:31

    i think that this would be something to catch on to and it do seem like a good idea because it will be easier and cause it will have better stuff on it and it’s cool and new so people will be interested in it

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  11. taya barber ☺☻♥
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 08:26:42

    I don’t personally think it’s a good idea. I don’t really know why i don’t. It will probably catch on though. I think it will because it would be an easy way to by something at like a yard-sale on credit card, in the off chance the will happen. Also, it might not because of the sound and the way it looks. Nobody wants a noisy, ugly cellphone.

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  12. Aaron king
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 08:28:19

    Yes it might catch on because people want a quicker way to do credit card transactions than going to the bank. No I don’t think this is a good idea because I wouldn’t trust a smart phone because It’s just a cell phone. Cell phones do mess up that often… 🙂

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  13. Deion Sanders
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 08:29:17

    I think that if you use that kind of phone that it chuld be in good use.And if you forget your crdit card you can just use it on your phone.

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  14. Amani Marshman
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 08:30:29

    No because, i think it is very stupid. Why are they starting to use credit cards in the phone. I think it no point in trying to make new phones they just want people to waist money. But for me I would not get that because it is ugly. That’s what i think

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  15. Devon fields
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 08:31:38

    Yes because who would want to go all the way to the bank just to make a transaction and now it is quicker to use this aprivapay so I think it will catch on

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  16. Kaylinn Roby
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 08:32:54

    I think that the phones with the credit card reader is an ok idea. I think its an ok idea because people can just scan there credit cards right there on there phone & if they don’t have time to run to the bank then they can just scan it on there phones. But i also think its a bad idea because its just a cell phone. Cell phones can make errors and mess up at anytime and all the time. Some people might enjoy this, but others won’t.

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  17. Ezait
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 08:36:58

    No because it well cost a lot of money and people don’t got so much money to keep buying new phones plus all you got to do is go to the bank. i think it ain’t a good idea because i wouldn’t trust a phone they all ways make masts and sometime have problem. plus having to much stuff on one little cell phone is to much.

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  18. (>^_^)> Taylor Carswell (>^_^)>
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 09:00:52

    Well, it could be both a good idea and a bad idea.
    It could be a good idea because of the fact that it makes online shopping a lot easier.
    By you being able to use your credit card on your phone you could buy anything by using your phone.
    The reason why it’s a bad idea…
    First off: It’s the end of the month and you are going to pay your credit card bill, you didn’t get it. You wonder why. It’s because the bill has been sent to another person. What if the person doesn’t pay the bill? You credit card becomes INVALID. Then you try to buy something with it. It says point blank: INVALID.
    Second:….Er….You could go to jail for not paying?

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  19. kirsten shearer
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:02:29

    i think its a good idea because they have i phones and cellphones. you know they could both be a bad idea-and a good idea.

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  20. Jonathan Daivs
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:03:32

    It is a good idea because it takes forever to use a credit card form on a computer or cell phone. This would make it easier to pay online mobile for bills, clothes, or anything else you want to order. It will catch on for awhile because of the help of paying right there. It may be going out of style soon if someone made a new way to pay. Yet, this will be on for awhile.

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  21. Catherine Geary
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:03:43

    Yes I think that is something that will catch on.
    Yes and no at the same time.
    Because you don’t have to go to a bank to check certain things you can just check your cell phone.
    But then again no because if somebody has that phone and you lose your credit card someone else can check what you ave on there.
    I would not want that cell phone.

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  22. alexis jarboe
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:04:04

    i think that this is very different and it will probably catch on but i think its a bad idea because what if something went wrong and its went to a stranger they’ll know your credit card info. that’s something were they could steal your identity and all kinds of stuff!!!!

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  23. Elizabeth Redmon
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:04:28

    I dont think it will catch on because at the end of the mounth you will have 2 bills to pay. 1 is the credit card bill and the other is the phone bill. 2nd it will cost alot of money. 3rd it will take up too much room. Those are my reasons

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  24. Ju$tice chadwell
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:06:15

    I think it will catch on with most adults. I think this because some adults are so busy with other things and can’t get to doing their credit card transactions. Which with this new technology added to phones it will save them time on the go. Then it will be easier to do it and still be able to finish all the task they need to do. It will really helpful and I do think it will catch on.

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  25. nickolas darnell
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:06:45

    i think this will be something that will catch on because instead of going to a bank and wasting gas it would be good to just use your smartphone (if you have one) to make a transaction or credit card deposit. i think this will be good idea because people would be buying the credit card reader for lots of stuff and may prevent alot of bank robberies or identity theft.

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  26. Juan Fuentes
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:07:18

    its a good idea. i think it works better for people that work in offices. thats good technology. i think that a lot of people will buy it. but the problem is that you need certain types of phone.

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  27. TEAIRA SWAZYA
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:07:32

    think it will catch on because people might not want to pay or go pay their bill.an it seem like a good idea for the cellphones

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  28. samuel
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:08:09

    it do seem like a good idea to have a new cellpone. it seems like a good idea to have new cellphone every time because who won’ts to have a old phone not me. so that why its good to have a new high teck phone. i thing that its a good idea to have good and new phones. so that importan.

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  29. john minton
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:09:10

    I think it might catch on because the servers at a restraint don’t like working late going threw how much people paid. and i think you’ll find all adult on it
    but the ones how don’t have the money

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  30. AUTUMNBROWN#1DIVA
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:09:29

    i don’t know if it will catch on a lot but it will catch on. I’ve never heard of a cell phone that has a credit card on it.plus it will caused to much and plus the bill will cause even more.people wont be able to pay that much.plus what if something happens to the phone that would be a lot of money wasted.

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  31. Mariah Segevan
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:09:29

    I think its a okay idea. People that are handy capt or can’t walk can use it on their phone. But then again i don’t think it would sale, because of the high prices. But what if your cell phone gets stolen? Could they get to your personal credit card information? Is it safe? No one really knows till they get it.

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  32. Johnathon wood
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:10:20

    I think even though it’s probobly illegal that it would catch on mostly for teenagers that always break the rules for some easy cash. also adults and preteens would also try it some kids would try taking all of the banks money and that would be years of prison. that is my answer by adios ect………………………………

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  33. shyanne
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:11:59

    yes it will catch on. and no i don’t think it is a good idea. because people will wont to use it when ever they needs it. and it is a coo phone . so yeah it will be fun to have it will be the new old

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  34. brianna bristoe
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:13:12

    yes because a lot of people have phones. and a lot of people like to get the new phones to look cool or whatever. yes because it will not take up most space in there pocket. and it saves a lot of energy to because you dont have to go to the bank.

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  35. Jaython Elliott 3rd
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:21:00

    Yes it will catch on. It will because not many people like paying with cash or checks. people like using cards. It seems like a great idea. It great because not many people have cash.

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  36. levi
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:25:23

    I think it a good idea because people might not have the transportation to go to like the bank to see how much they have on there credit card or something when they can just do it off there phone.

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  37. beckham
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:27:52

    i think its a good idea! i think that because if someone is on the internet on thier phone trying to buy something, and they have to use there credit card, well instead of having to use the credit card when the item gets there they can use it right then and there. I just think that it’d be really really cool! Also, when the years get to like 1300’s that kind of phone would probably be very rare!

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  38. JESSE HILLMAN
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:33:26

    I think it might catch one because people don’t like writing on paper. and i think that it will be good for people with disabilities.

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  39. Savannah Diehl
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:18:21

    yeh i tthink that it will catch on because people can do all that credit card stuff without goinqq to tha bank and i think that it will be alot easier

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  40. Alexa Stewart :)
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:19:11

    I think that its a good idea and will catch on because, with it being able to do all that people won’t have to do as much work. I also think that if it does become popular, it will cost more and more for a phone.. Sense it is doing more and more i think that it will be more popular.

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  41. George Morris
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:20:28

    i think that it will catch on.I think that it would also stay in style because there is nothin like a credit card cell phone.i think every body would use and would keep it. it might go out of style a little while later. but i think people would still use it

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  42. kara allen 5th Period
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:21:21

    idk if it will catch on becuase so people could like it but i dont i dont really see the point becuase you cant get money off of it and stuff you could just go to an atm and be able to do whatever. i think its stupid….

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  43. Jessie♥ Hernandez
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:21:29

    Yea it will catch on

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  44. yesenia rascon
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:22:13

    it could and could not catch on. one reason it would not is because some older people do not know how to use cellphones so they probably would not know how to use this. it could be good because it looks quick and easy.

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  45. sean cole
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:22:33

    yes, i think it will catch on because with this you wont have to go to the bank to make a transaction, you just have to use your cell phone. this is very convenient for people and that is one reason why it might catch on. i wouldn’t use it though cause if someone gets your phone, they can go into your account. also phones can get lost easily so there will be people who don’t trust it. it will probably be something a lot of people use in the future and it might be a big hit.

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  46. Cretia Mays
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:22:55

    I think it would be cool because people could go shopping on their phone. It would also be good for people who cant leave the house because disabilities could get stuff with out having to ask other people. it could also be dangerous because your giving your credit card number to people you never met in person to know there face. and some people can take more money than you told them to take.

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  47. GABRiELA PARGA
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:23:27

    um no hunny its not a good idea. becaues sumone can totally and easily like take ur fone and like look through credit card dealy things

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  48. Hannan Haji 5th pd
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:23:41

    Yes I do think this is something that will catch on pretty fast because then it will be easier to use your credit card any way and people wont have to waste time and drive all way to the ATM. Instead they can just use their smart phone and use their credit cards. I also think that people will use their credit cards more since they can use it from their phone

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  49. William Fogle
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:24:03

    I think it is pointless. Why use a phone to pay for things. It’s just another stupid thing in technology. Smart phones don’t need to do everything. It’s just another device to make you spend money.

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  50. kyle hatler
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:24:26

    i think it sounds like a good idea. i think it will catch on. its a good idea because you don’t have to go buy one. you can get minutes from your phone.
    my aunt would like it.

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  51. CaItLyN
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:25:34

    I don’t like touch screen phones at all because i always drop my phone! but also it wouldn’t be good because it is easy for someone to come up an swipe there card in your phone an then there’s will go to your phone an it would save. well i just think it is just a bad idea,because anything could happen it somebody got a hold of your phone

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  52. devin t. 5th
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:26:33

    I don’t know i mean it seems like it would be quicker, but I don’t see the reason why you need it. Why wouldn’t go to an atm instead of going and getting a phone that has an atm in it. Also if someone stole your phone your money would be gone along with your phone. I personally just think there to make some extra cash if you ask me. But thats just me.

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  53. maddison barber
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:28:26

    i think it is ganna catch on. because it is not as much work as going to an ATM . you can just use it on your phone so i think it will become popular .

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  54. @ndre@ V@rg@s
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:28:28

    Well i put it this way are people crazy these days i can understand 3-d TV’s and all but that not really a good idea. The reason i say this is because people even though it will go to your credit card balance people can still long on to your account if u save it on the phone.

    IT IS CRAZY!!!!!!!!!

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  55. !$ Mary Linehan !$
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:28:50

    in my opinion no i don’t think it will catch on. because i don’t think that anyone should have ever made smart phones. to me it is just another destracton. if i were president i would band smart phones from the country. i am not saying this is the right thing anyone should do, it is just my opinion.

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  56. Derek Emerson
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:32:40

    I think it would be good. People can use their credit card without worrying about people stealing it. You can do stuff with it at home too without leaving the house. Sometimes people don’t want to leave the house. It would be cool to have a phone like that.

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  57. Stephanie Gilbert
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:39:11

    I think that this is a very bad idea. I think that there is no point to something of this nature. personally in my opinion, i think that this is another scam to try and get you to spend money on things you do not need. If you have the device, you are more than likely going to make transactions, just because you can. When you have the technology, you are being sucked into the world of techno geeks, and trust me, it gets hard to escape.爱

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  58. Chloe(:
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:41:10

    I think that it will catch on eventually. But, it seems like, to me, that it would be hard to trust. Because you don know id that app or how ever you use it will work properly.

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  59. lee
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:46:25

    I think that its a good idea. if it dose get popular phones will probably cost more. it would be easy just to use a creadit card instead o goin to the bank. every time

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  60. Breanna Hardy
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 13:22:03

    Theres a good possiablity that the card slide can actually catch on because if someones out and about and they need to pay a bill but dont have enough time to get to that place so they can just use there phones but i also think thats its just a waste of money and really doesnt need to be made .Yeah it can be helpful but some-way its a waste of money .

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  61. aaron terrell
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 08:53:01

    THAT IS SO AUSOME I WANT ONE. Isay a smart phone is wat maybe 200. Then the credit card peice 40 240 pretty cool. so i need to save up the money and get one. I wonder ho makes smart phone.

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