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Old 04-26-2016, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Someone mentioned leaving the key fob in the vehicle? That's not possible in my vehicle unless you are stone deaf. If a door opens and the fob is in the car - within a few seconds the car emits a loud and annoying sound.
That's pretty cool. I need that.

With a keyless car using a fob, of course you cannot lock your fob inside. The fob being inside will allow anyone to unlock the car with the door handles.
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Old 04-26-2016, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge
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I would not trade in my keys and wallet for my smartphone. I don't pay for things with my phone now. Cash is king. Hackers are too clever.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:29 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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If you could trade in your keys and wallet for you cell phone would you?

What I mean is imagine if you could unlock your car with your phone, pay digitally, and even show basic ID using your cell phone. Would you want that? Or would the fear of losing your phone and everything be too overwhelming? Money has already seemed to go digital by large in most large cities. However if we could go outside with only our phone and be secure, would you do it?

Do you think that we could ever make our phones secure enough to try? Just a thought.

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my fone(nfc-key) is out of power and my charger is inside ?

i was at a hotel once that had an nfc logo on their key cards. i programmed their card onto my tablet. using the card was more practical.

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Old 04-27-2016, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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If you could trade in your keys and wallet for you cell phone would you?

What I mean is imagine if you could unlock your car with your phone, pay digitally, and even show basic ID using your cell phone. Would you want that? Or would the fear of losing your phone and everything be too overwhelming? Money has already seemed to go digital by large in most large cities. However if we could go outside with only our phone and be secure, would you do it?

Do you think that we could ever make our phones secure enough to try? Just a thought.

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No!
In fact, not just "no", but HELL NO!
My cell phone is exactly that: A telephone. A simple little flip-phone, not a smart phone.
It does not, and will never, have such capabilities as required by the OP.
Security? I find it amazing that everybody hasn't figured out that electronic security does not really exist!
Just look at the Apple/law enforcement flap. Finally, somebody stepped up and unlocked the phone for the Feds. Face it folks, if a man (or woman) can design and/or program a security system, somewhere out there is a woman (or man) who can defeat it!
"Security" is an illusion. It is really unobtainable in our world!
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Old 04-27-2016, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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If you could trade in your keys and wallet for you cell phone would you?
Put all of my eggs in one basket?

No.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:10 AM
 
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But ... , when the owed amount ends up with some small number of cents, my wife pays that amount with coins.
That seems to goof up the person behind the counter often.
If you want to see a deer in the headlights if the total is $7.20 hand them a ten, 2 ones and 20 cents.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:16 AM
 
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Chuck the crap about "most people" preferring cards, too, because you've apparently never been to Wegmans (I don't charge things thar gone when the bill arrives), where the line is held up when customers ......
Business's need to charge the cardholders for those transactions, as it is now we all pay those transaction fees whether you use a card or cash. Charge them for the expense they are causing and see how fast they switch to cash.
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:08 PM
 
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No, there isn't a company I would trust to keep that data secure.
Which data, specifically?
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Would I? I actually did!

It was a mess canceling all my credits cards and getting a new copy of my driver's license!
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:46 PM
 
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Money has already seemed to go digital by large in most large cities.
A lot of people say that, but in reality the amount of cash circulated by the US government keeps going up at astounding rates. According to Bureau of Labor and Statistics a $1 in 1940 is worth $17 today. So one might think the amount of cash in circulation (per person) would be a little lower than 17x as much because more transactions are done electronically.

In reality cash in circulation has been increasing by massive leaps and is way more than 17x as much. There was a brief stability in the 1950's when credit cards first started to become popular.

US cash in circulation per person
1940 $44
1950 $163
1960 $166
1970 $266
1980 $572
1990 $1,092
2000 $2,285
2010 $3,500
2015 $4,400

Sweden is very fascinating to me, as they seem to be the one country in the world who is actively trying to massively reduce the amount of cash in circulation and encourage people to try to go to all electronic purchases. They have nearly eliminated all banknotes worth more than US$60. They had a banknotes they make invalid in 1991 that was worth over US$1600, and they still have a very limited number of banknotes worth $120 but they have reduced the number of those in circulation by over 94% since their peak.

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