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bartman

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Have it on your watch/phone and it alerts you as soon as any payment is taken. No cards to steal, no cash to swipe and it can’t be access without your code yet still contactless. Win/win.
Won't you need 4g if you are using your phone ? At half time at the ground getting data connectivity is difficult to say the least
 

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down here in the south no one really uses cash, its all card, all public transport and pretty much any where you go.

I genuinely cant remember the last time I carried cash on me, its brave of BDTBL to go cashless as there will be a few that just prefer cash payment when buying a pint or a pie
 

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My Dad's fucking terrified that he's going to get double charged or something. He won't even entertain contactless.

What's safer? Having a plastic card in your wallet where, worst case scenario, someone with a portable card robbing device can potentially steal a maximum of £30 from you, which you'd more than likely be able to claim back and which never actually happens anyway, or having £100 cash in your pocket?
My mrs lost her card a couple of weeks back and whoever found it decided to spend a whopping 8 euro on a McDonalds. She rang the bank and they gave it back. Couldn’t believe it. Imagine ringing them up saying you lost 20 quid cash on the bus and them sending it out to you.
 

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About bloody time. I never carry cash normally and end up having to withdraw cash every match day if I want a pint at the ground.

A much quicker and easier system for everyone.
Completely agree.
 

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Won't you need 4g if you are using your phone ? At half time at the ground getting data connectivity is difficult to say the least
No mate. It’s the vendor who needs the connection to the network. Your card is on your phone/watch and it uses near-field communication (NFC) to communicate with devices that are a couple of centimetres away. So once it’s setup you’re good, you don’t need WiFi, data, or anything else. 👍
 
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I can’t believe that, in 2019, there are people without a contactless debit card.

Are they the same people who keep a shoebox of cash under the bed?
I didn't get a contactless card until last year when my old card reached its expiry date. I've still not used it for contactless payment. I don't have my card on my phone as i'm wary of any viruses or a simple case of losing my phone. I'm stuck in my ways of using cash i guess. I only just used cashback for the first time ever a few weeks ago though so maybe i'm a bit behind the rest!
 

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Very rarely buy anything in the ground anyway unless I'm taking my step-son and he'll want something to drink or a chocolate bar.

Has Man Friday gone cashless yet? Hopefully when that happens you'll be able to get served without having to wait 25 minutes.
 

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I didn't get a contactless card until last year when my old card reached its expiry date. I've still not used it for contactless payment. I don't have my card on my phone as i'm wary of any viruses or a simple case of losing my phone. I'm stuck in my ways of using cash i guess. I only just used cashback for the first time ever a few weeks ago though so maybe i'm a bit behind the rest!
Apple Pay is safer than carrying around cash or a debit card, would urge anyone to try it. I often don’t even go out with a wallet now and just use my phone.
 

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down here in the south no one really uses cash, its all card, all public transport and pretty much any where you go.

I genuinely cant remember the last time I carried cash on me, its brave of BDTBL to go cashless as there will be a few that just prefer cash payment when buying a pint or a pie
I carry a bit for emergencies but rarely pay cash. Why would I give some shop assistant a fiver or whatever and wait whilst they counted the change out when I can just touch the reader with my card? And why would I leave my card at home, when I’m probably as likely to get burgled as lose my wallet with my card in it?

My mum doesn’t like contactless but she can’t explain why. I’ve told her that if someone was going to rob her, they could stand behind her as she puts her PIN in then lift her card. And if they’re using a card reader it makes no difference. But she just goes ‘oh but I don’t like it’. It’s like banging your head against the wall.
 

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