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Apps turn smartphones into payment devices at some area stores

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Paying with plastic could be a thing of the past with more businesses now gravitating toward using systems which allow customers to pay with their smart phones.


The apps vary, but most work by uploading information and holding the device in front of a store’s credit card scanner after entering a personal identification number.

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Anna Burleson
Anna Burleson is the higher education reporter for The Grand Forks Herald. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of South Dakota's Mass Communication program and is originally from Watertown, S.D. Contact Burleson with story ideas or tips by either phone, email or Twitter, all of which are listed below. More examples of her work can be found at
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