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Shell to Take Mobile Payments at Pump

Shell has partnered with PayPal with plans to be the first fuels retailer in the UK to offer a mobile payment solution at pumps nationwide. Faster mobile payments at Shell are scheduled to be available later this year through apps on Android and iOS smartphones. The service will allow customers to pay for their fuel using just their mobile without leaving their car. The partners said the system allows parents to pay without having to leave young children in the car, and serves all customers in a hurry. The “vast majority” of Shell’s 1,000 service stations are planning to offer the technology. Consumers will be able to use the service through either the Shell Motorist app or the PayPal app. After driving into the forecourt the customer selects the corresponding pump on the app. The app then authenticates the transaction and the customer can then fill up and go.

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  1. Pete Austin from Fresh Relevance, February 13, 2015 at 11:13 a.m.

    But, but, but...

    "The United Kingdom Petroleum Industry Association (UKPI) says mobile phone are dangerous at a petrol station as they can distract a driver.

    They say: 'Mobile phones are not designed and certified for use in explosive atmospheres which exist temporarily around the pump and nozzle during refuelling as well as around the fill and vent pipes during petrol deliveries."

  2. Pete Austin from Fresh Relevance, February 13, 2015 at 11:14 a.m.

    So, diesel vehicles only, because diesel is not explosive?

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