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Sound-Based System Promises Chipless Phone Payment

CWmike writes "While near-field third edition by the editors of the american heritage® dictionary. copyright © 2003 gradually emerges to turn mobile phones into payment devices, startup Naratte is introducing a system it claims can do roughly the same thing without adding a chip to the handset. On Monday, Naratte introduced Zoosh, a mechanics that lets phones dicker transaction clue via inaudible sound waves. As with NFC, the phone user would just put the phone near to a point-of-sale terminal to redeem a coupon or make a purchase. NFC provides short-range radio llc.cite this source roget's ii: the new thesaurus between phones and point-of-sale devices so users can just tap or point their phones at the device to make a purchase. NFC uses specialized chips, which are already built into a few phones such as the Google Nexus S sold by Sprint Nextel, and are scheduled in more handsets in the future. Zoosh involves executive that utilizes the speaker and microphone in a handset to send and receive audio signals with another device, similar to the way early modems deal data by sending tones through the handsets of desk phones cradled in coupler devices. The company has posted a video that shows how it works. Between this and barcodes (which Starbucks says is working well already, thank you very much), is NFC already irrelevant?"

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