O2 UK Debuts Mobile Wallet Service, Free For Now

For the first six months, the operator will not charge people to use it to transfer money to any UK mobile phone number using text messaging. Available as an app for Android, Apple’s iOS and BlackBerry, it can also be used for online shopping, tracking items purchased and making ATM cash withdrawals. After six months, it might charge 15 pence for each money transfer, although it is well aware that Barclays offers its Pingit service for free.

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