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Subject: Re: UKNM: Paying via the phone bill...
From: James Bruce
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 16:50:14 GMT

Sounds like an excellent idea but what about the security implications of
GSM, roaming and vending machines. How does the phone operator validate the
purchase. I suppose with land lines and phone billing you have a registered
delivery address to anchor into. But with GSM and vending machines how do
you / can you tell that the purchase was made by the authentic phone user?

James Bruce
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WebWeaver Media Construction Ltd.
Tel: 0171 379 5950
Fax: 0171 240 9096

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Phelan <seanatmultimap [dot] com>
To: uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com <uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com>
Date: 15 February 1999 13:50
Subject: UKNM: Paying via the phone bill...

At 4:16 pm +0000 12/2/99, Leslie Bunder wrote:

>Mmmm. I quite like the idea of paying for things via the phonebill.

In Finland, you can pay for a number of travel-related things via your
GSM bill. There are soft drinks machines, car washes, parking places
etc. that have a phone number on them rather than a slot for coins.

For the drinks machine, for example, you call the number on the machine
from your GSM, a can pops out and your phone bill is charged for it.

A couple of environmental factors come in to play:

- everybody (and that is Everybody) has a GSM phone; and

- it is usually FAR too cold to be digging around for loose change.

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