Abstract

When addressing the issue of m-payments, it is difficult to come up with a proper definition. The term remains as opaque as ever. As a consequence, “m-payments” refers to very different types of payments that only have in common that the mobile phone is used somewhere in the payment process. The mobile phone is used as:
  • a plastic body,

  • an identifier (using the SIM),

  • a communication channel,

  • a computer and

  • a payment terminal.

Mobile phones are used for payments in the mobile Internet, they are used for proximity payments at the POS and they are used for P2P payments.

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