Bonnington spent a month using her smartphone as her wallet (see above photo). Technically, she used her smartphones (an iPhone 5 and a Samsung Galaxy Nexus). "(I) left my real wallet at home. No cards, no cash. I’ve ordered everything from my Halloween costume to sushi to plane tickets — throughout the Bay Area and even for a vacation in Hawaii – using purely mobile means."
Christopher Mims of Quartz News today wrote about how "everyone from Google to every major carrier in the U.S." has been hyping up mobile payment, tap to pay, Pay with Square, etc. etc. for over a year now. It's become an arms race to get consumers using their particular technology, or NFC phone, or app so it can become THE industry standard for mobile payment. And yet consumers aren't using any of them, really.
John Cox of Network World reported today that two new studies from Forrester say mainstream adoption of NFC contactless payment is still "nearly a decade in the future, and rosy predictions to the contrary ignore the complex hardware and software infrastructures, standardization, business models, and consumer education that are needed."