The portable phone certainly has come a long way since its initial inception. Typically they are now called smartphones and there is a good reason for that. Pretty much with a good, clear wireless internet service, you can do almost anything on a smartphone and the applications have only continued to improve in recent years. Sure, the phones still perform their basic function in allowing voice to voice communication, but they also allow for so much more like browsing the internet, booking flights, calling a cab and even letting you play your favorite video games while on the move.
However, recently there has been a new application championed for the smartphone that actually allows users to pay for things using their smartphone. We aren’t talking about ordering things with your smartphone which has been a staple in the devices functionality since day one, we are talking about the ability to swipe, tap, or move the phone near any cash register and pay for your coffee, book, clothing or whatever just as easily as you would if you just handed the cashier your debit card. While the technology is still in its infancy, it looks like the smartphone is about to get a whole lot smarter.