I'm on holiday and ignoring nearly everything … almost everything … but not quite.
Just found a couple more links about mobile money that are really interesting so couldn't help but post them.
First, Fast Company has just produced a really good review of all things to do with mobile money:
"Mobile payments system Boku just announced that it will work with a bevy of social networks and gaming sites. But competitor Zong, was recently chosen to pilot Facebook's virtual currency, called Credits. Both sites will face considerable opposition from Obopay, a seasoned startup that recently earned the backing of mobile phone giant Nokia for its Nokia Money payment system. Mobile payments are convenient, fast and easy–but which service should you use?"
Well worth a view.
The other that caught my eye was the launch of Virgin Mobile's Zoompass in Canada:
Virgin Mobile Canada and EnStream LP announced that Virgin Mobile customers can now Zoom each other cash with Zoompass(TM), a groundbreaking new mobile money transfer and payment service. Zoompass is a fast and easy way to send and receive money securely with a mobile phone.
Being on hols in a remote place with only a mobile and blackberry to keep in touch means that these things are proving to be of great value.
After all, how else am I going to pay that utility bill I left on the doormat that day I left?