The LG "White" Card will give you mobile payment capabilities without requiring a smartphone?
posted by Alan F. / Jan 29, 2016, 12:32 PM
The LG "White" Card resembles a credit card, except that it features a small LCD display showing the user which of his credit cards is being used for a transaction. There are connector pins on the side of the card for charging it, and small arrows that help the user run through his credit cards so that he can decide which one to use for a specific transaction. The arrows also help lock the card so that others can't use it.
LG reportedly has already agreed to terms with several Korean payment providers, which means that the card will probably launch first in LG's backyard before coming to the U.S. That is the same path that Samsung followed with Samsung Pay, and dovetails with the speculation from last October.
LG is holding an event on February 21st, the day before MWC kicks off in Barcelona. We now expect to hear about the LG "White" Card in addition to the LG G5.
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Isn't the point of mobile payments to not have a card at all?...Let's see how this works
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 12:46 PM 5
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Yes but on the other hand, people dont necessarily want everything tied to that one device. This card is a good alternative to allow you convenience without having it centralized to your phone.
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 3:41 PM 0
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What? How is this will help get rid the credit in my wallet, carry another device.
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 12:48 PM 3
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well it would be able to be used without taking it out of your wallet physically. instead of taking out your phone and touching the card reader thing you can just tap your wallet and itll work.... that was my concept of this idea before reading LG might already be ahead of me
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 1:27 PM 0
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its the best because it works with many modes. slide, tap, ATM, barcodes, magnet etc. it needs more authentic login from phone. safer. work with much more company because it works on their own server, no additional tax or free. works with every phone without additional hardware. not to pretentious on public eyes, safer for your phone from danger damage on public pay like breaking, falling, etc. it works with gift card, loyalty, royalty, id card, visa, etc
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 3:51 PM 0
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I only use 2 card in real life (didnt count paypal, payoneer, google walled card, etc since I barely use them, lol), and I guess its thinner than "white card" and didnt require battery.. will be better if they make something like, membership card compiler, lol
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 6:42 PM 0
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"sir that will be $100" "sure, no problem. I'll just pay with my credit card..." (looks at card; realizes the battery ran out) "oops"
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 10:48 PM 1
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At least lg is trying sth new ... if they offered similar one to android sam apl pay, they have no chance
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 11:12 PM 0
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If I already managed to leave my cards at home using Samsung Pay.. what are the odds of me changing to LG if I have to carry a card AGAIN? It's ONE card against ZERO cards I carry nowadays. Just doesn't sounds like a natural step forward as much as a step backwards.
posted on Feb 02, 2016, 8:57 AM 0
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