Geoffrey Morrison
4 minute read
8 Mar 2020
12:07 pm

A case for paying with your phone

Geoffrey Morrison

Contactless payment systems are easier. Whether using your phone or a credit card, the technology is also a more secure way to pay for purchases.

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Thanks to “contactless” payment systems, there’s a revolutionary change going on in how credit cards are used. While mildly convenient for purchases in the United States, the technology is a huge improvement for overseas travellers. What is contactless technology and why is it good for travel? Read on. Keep that wallet hidden, or better yet, in your room safe Instead of swiping your credit card, or inserting its chip to complete the payment process, contactless technology lets you make a purchase by placing or hovering your card or phone near a payment terminal, aka the credit card machine. While some...