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I was in Lima for 2 weeks on business (teaching a class for IBM). I stayed at the Crillon (then a top hotel) -- they did not take AMEX ...There've been a few changes of government in Peru since then -- so it could have changedIn 1977 I spent a couple of weeks in Paris, then Sindelfingen -- with a weekend outside of Geneva ...AMEX acceptance was really hit or miss -- Not accepted at where I stayed:   L'Auberge;   or where I played: The Casino de Divonnes les Bains.
Here's the thing!Some big retailers have already signed up!Some big banks have already signed up!Apple customers have money to spend!November 28th is the start of Black Friday Maddness -- the biggest shopping period in the US!By Black Friday, the iPhone 6 will have been on sale in the US for 11 weeks!I suspect that between 20-30 Million (2+ million per week) US customers will have access to Pay through iPhone 6 by Black Friday.For a given retailer to get on board, within...
2) e.g. YOU MUST BE A LOT OF FUN GOING THROUGH AIRPORT SECURITY
Admittedly, it's been a while -- but the last time I traveled to Europe, AMEX was a poor choice ... Many places had little signs saying "AMEX Not Accepted".I lived in Saratoga, CA (south of Cupertino) and we banked at Barclays. Whenever I planned a trip abroad they would provide currency for each country (at exchange rates -- no extra charge) and offered many of the services you mentioned.We also used Barclays bank for the merchant account at our Computer stores --...
For online Pay payments -- I suspect a coming enhancement will be the ability for Apple Pay on the iPhone to securely Hand Off the Pay pseudo-cc# and one-time security code to a Safari browser running on Yosemite. For other browsers or platforms, the iPhone could just display the Pay pseudo-cc# and one-time security code on the iPhone for the user to key in -- less convenient, but more secure!
That's an interesting conundrum! Ideally, you'd carry your iPhone 5S (for later use with Apple Watch) or 6 in your front pants pocket. A svelte wallet containing ID, a few bills and 1 or 2 credit cards in your back pocket.Question 1:   if you carry only 1 or 2 credit cards (likely, US only for now) -- which credit cards would they be?Question 2:   What's the best credit credit card?Answer 2:   The best credit card is the one you never have with you! ™   PayP.S. ...
The Big Question that should be on everybody's mind: Will you be able to use Apple Pay when you go to the A & P ...
Ha!You might change your mind if you had an experience like this:When I first went to work for IBM in 1964 -- it was in Las Vegas, Nevada.There were slot machines everywhere -- restaurants, stores, coffee shops, supermarkets, carwashes, gas stations ...When you bought anything they'd give you change in silver dollars instead of bills.It was a real PITA, because you'd have to make a trip to the bank to exchange the silver dollar for bills, or conveniently (for the...
Ahh ... Bo Derek ...She certainly pushed all the right buttons!
Your comments about Sears are interesting ...The credit card I use most is Discover -- minimum 2% cashback on everything, pay balance every month, no charges or fees, 1 month float, releif in case of incorrect/invalid charges ...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discover_CardApple Pay is not currently supported by Discover -- though others have posted that they are making noises as if they will support it.I certainly hope they do!
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