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Smartphones aren't tiny PCs, but that's how we use them in the West

Charles 9 Silver badge

Re: unique

"1) take card from wallet

2) tap card"

You mean:

1) Take card from wallet.

2) Tap card, but pad refuses to read. Try again, doesn't work.

3) Say sod this and swipe, only to remember it's a Chip card.

4) Try to insert the Chip, but it's broken.

5) Call the whole thing off.


1) Take card from wallet.

2) Tap card, but find out the NFC reader's turned off.

Plus, consider many people don't like to carry their wallets around (for fear of identity theft) or have no way to (because their clothes have no pockets) but they still have ways to carry their phone (like on a clip).

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