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Starbucks Now Lets You Pay Using Your BlackBerry in the US

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We told you back in October that Starbucks was testing out a way for users to pay for their overpriced coffee addiction using their BlackBerry. They have just expanded this trial to the whole US including almost 7 thousand company owned stores. The new payment system allows you to pay using their BlackBerry along with their iPhone and iPod Touch app. It works using a 2D barcode scanner over NFC since most devices do not have NFC until next gen BlackBerrys come out. :)

From their initial limited trial Starbucks learned that this mobile payment option was faster for customers to pay and lets you pay when you don’t have your wallet. You can learn more about the BlackBerry app by going to this link though Starbucks recommends downloading it by texting GO to 70845. Let us know if you find a more direct link!

via Mashable

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  1. Why no love for the 9700?

  2. Seems to be available only for a few select models. People with 9650 can’t seem to use it either.

    I can’t even access the site for some reason, I get a “page not found” error.

  3. Can’t anyone post the OTA link? I hate any idiots who think I should txt them just to get an OTA link.

  4. This one should work from your phone:

  5. No go for Torch 9800 either bah!

  6. I tried using this at a Target Starbucks a couple months ago and we couldn’t get it to work. The lady working at the counter said it wasn’t very reliable. I hope they fixed this and also works if your brightness is at 30.

  7. Love this idea.

  8. Can’t wait to see what it looks like on OS6…

  9. Here. Been running on os6 on 9650 for about 2 weeks. Works fine.

  10. I have it on my Tour and have tried it twice. Both times their scanner could not read the barcode from the Tour’s screen and the barrista had to enter the card number by hand. So, faster than just handing them the physical card? Not in my experience.

  11. Sounds like there are some kinks to iron out with this.

    That’ll be the advantage of NFC, no relying on an optical scanner to scan a barcode. Just set your phone close to the machine and it’ll register automatically.

  12. I keep getting “network unavailable” when I try to use the app after the first run. Usually a battery pull will let it work the first time, but once I close the app and try to use it again, I get the error again. This is on a 9630.

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