A little while ago I was listening to the finance radio show Marketplace on NPR, when they featured a story about several new programs allowing consumers to use smart phones to pay for everyday purchases like coffee and gas.

Because many people have increasingly began using smart phones for a myriad of things such as banking, accessing social media networks, keeping track of budgets, paying bills, and shopping, many in the technology field think it’s just a matter of time before our phones will replace our wallets, cash, and credit cards.

Recently, Google announced it will allow customers on the Andriod platform to use their phones to make payments, and insiders expect Apple, Microsoft, and Nokia to follow suit.

But with hackers still able to steal our information online, are digital wallets really poised to replace traditional methods of paying for things?

Although I’m pretty quick to embrace technology, using my phone to pay for everything seems a bit scary to me.

But what about you Clutchettes and Gents? Would you ditch your wallet, cash, and credit cards and use your cell phone to pay for things instead?

Let’s talk about it!

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  • Jamilah Lemieux

    Nope! I used the Starbucks app to pay for a drink and found a glitch that let to me being overcharged. I’m not comfortable being that digital yet. Perhaps when the technology is a bit older.