Monday, 7 April 2014

"Mobile Money is the Future" - Find Out More...

Currently, our world is booming in technological advances. Advances that the human race could only have dreamed of 50 years ago - are now in our front rooms, our offices, and our hands. Smart phones are without a doubt one of the most popular pieces of technology at the moment, and the majority of us can’t manage a day without our phones, keeping us constantly connected.

The new contactless payment system which has been rolled out around the UK, allow users to pay for any item under the value of £20. However complaints have been raised with numerous banks that some users are having money taken out of their bank, without their permission, which has caused some controversy over the system. Major banks have responded saying that cases like this are ‘extremely rare.’

However much controversy previous systems have been raising, it seems to be working as similar payment methods are being rolled out across the board. The new system named “PayM” will soon be available for 9 out of 10 current accounts, meaning that users can send contacts on their smart phone money via this method. This new payment system which will be appearing on mobiles will be linked to your online banking, thus preventing the risk of unauthorised money being taken. Hopefully this extra security feature will keep payments safer than before.

Rob Skinner of Paypal UK said “mobile money is the future” and judging by the rapid way that mobile culture is spreading, we would have to be inclined to agree.

O2 Mobile Recycling Reaches 1 Million

02 are one the largest network providers in the UK, providing their service to millions of members up and down the country. As one of the top network providers, having a commitment to a greener future is a commendable action, and 02 are certainly fulfilling that requirement. Having just (this weekend!) reached their 1 million mobile phones recycled target; many other network providers are looking into how they can also take a greener look on their business.

02’s recycle scheme which has now been active since 2009 has now saved 42,000 tonnes of C02. This means that it has only taken less than 5 years to save that amount. To put that statistic in to perspective for you, the same amount of c02 would be produced by 7000 homes in a twelve month period. This is a staggering amount of emissions saved, and it’s great to see proactive steps being taken by someone as large as 02.

According to 02, this hasn’t just been beneficial to the environment. The 02 scheme has also helped to provide funding for various projects up and down the UK, as part of its Think Big Youth program. The funding has gone to projects such as anti-violence campaigns, activity clubs and STEM outreach funding, this has helped so many different people up and down the country.

It’s amazing to see such a big operator giving back in these sorts of ways, and we can only hope that the providers in the UK take note of the great work 02 is putting back into our communities.

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