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I'm ready for my Inc to be my one carry-all

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Steel36, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Steel36

    Steel36 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I realize that a phone can't do everything, but in this age, most of these things it can't are simply because they haven't been chased yet.

    1) Car Keys. Don't want to carry them anymore. I want to be able unlock my car and fire it up w/ my phone. Preferably this happens automatically when I walk up to it, but I'll settle for a manual button on the phone in the beginning.

    2) House Key. Same here. I don't enter through my door, I enter via my garage, so I want my garage to open when I get within 75 ft of it. automagically. but a button is ok at first.

    3) Payment. No wallet please. Just let me swipe the thing over your scanner, or interface w/ my paypale account or something.

    4) Cards. No thanks. Build them all into the phone so that I can swipe it.

    Anything else I'm forgetting? I don't mean anything crazy, just things that some infrastructure or programming could make happen.

  2. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Android Expert

    They actually have 2 of the 4 of those that I know about lol

    The Garage Door and Remote Car Start (seen them on commercials with an iphone not sure about android)

    but you're right why do I need to carry around keys, a wallett and phone ??
    It's obsurd , to think I use to carry around a phone, gps, mp3 player it's just madness
  3. MisterMixelpix

    MisterMixelpix Android Expert

    Boy you'd better hope your phone doesn't break or get lost. You'd be screeeeeeeeeeeewed.
  4. Steel36

    Steel36 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    True, but if all I have to keep track of would be one universal device, it should be much easier to keep track of.

    And yeah, you'd need failsafes like a key planted around the house somewhere in case the phone freaked out, but that's growing less likely w/ each update.
  5. Haelous

    Haelous Android Enthusiast

    I agree that this will be the next big thing for cell phones. This is something that should happen sooner rather than later. We're at the point where there are cars under $15,000 are completely keyless.

    For house key, I'm satisfied with push-button combo locks, but I'd really prefer cheaper systems that could be networked, and hence controlled via your phone or a computer.

    For the car, remote start is absolutely not what I'd want. I would want it to work just like the keyless on my car does now, except I don't need to have it in my pocket.

    You mean like you lose your keys and wallet?

    The key for my car costs $250 to replace and program if I lose it. Replacing credit card, debit card, driver's license, etc is very time consuming.

    If your phone did all this, it could just be remotely bricked and a new one could have data from a backup restored to it or these things could be replaced digitally with new IDs.
  6. MisterMixelpix

    MisterMixelpix Android Expert

    There are just certain things I don't feel comfortable entrusting to electronic devices right now.

    And I do find it funny that you guys are all up in arms over a whopping three things. Do you have wives or girlfriends? Try telling them how terrible it is that you have to carry that.
  7. Skipdawg

    Skipdawg Android Enthusiast

    Sounds good but all that in the phone and it would end up broken of lost day one I really need it. lol :cool:
  8. Smartphone

    Smartphone Well-Known Member

    There is also the ability to use your phone as your credit or debit card. Many tests over the past several years which link a sticker attached to your phone to a single card account. See one example here:

    Similar to Pay Pass at Mobile gas stations you then just have to tap you phone against the sensor or reader to process your payment. Contactless payments have been around for almost a decade now but the hardware at merchant locations needs to be standardized and implemented in order to really use our phones as a payment method.

    BTW, you can also accept cards on your phone if you are a merchant. There are many apps that will allow you to do this. There are also card swipers and portable printers that allow you to swipe and give receipts.
  9. TheGoatLantern

    TheGoatLantern Android Expert

    Am I the only geek to find it funny that a guy with a superman avvy and mister mixes pix are at odds? And I have to agree that there are certain thing I just cant trust to an electronic device, and there OS something reassuring about only losing one of the three when on a drunken tender that is oddly comforting...
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  10. Haelous

    Haelous Android Enthusiast

    I wouldn't consider this up in arms, but excitement over the possibilities of bleeding edge technology, and a yearning for expensive business security technology to become more available in the home.

    Traditional keys are only a backup for me. I haven't had one at any office I've worked at since I've graduated from college. All the doors have been keyless with magnetic fobs. I would love to have this easily available in my home instead of using a combo lock.
  11. waynester

    waynester Android Enthusiast

    Ive seen all 4 in various stages.
    some hotels in, fla i think, already let you check in, order open room door, etc.
    and paying with it by swiping, the Japanese have gone as far as restaurants and vending machines payed by phone
  12. waynester

    waynester Android Enthusiast

    As far as security, IMO not ready for prime time yet.

    Though when ready look at it different,
    lose wallet - start making calls to banks, CC companies , fill report out to companies that you lost access card and so on..

    lose phone - remote wipe or lock from nearest pc
  13. mrjinglesusa

    mrjinglesusa Android Enthusiast

    No way in hell would I want my phone to do all that. Look, I'm all for technology and am usually one of the first to get the "Next Big Thing", but I'm not about to carry around my credit card info, house key/garage door opener, car key, etc. on a phone that also has all my contacts (including my home address), email accounts, etc.

    You know how people hack computers? Think what they will be doing when they know people are walking around with phones with bluetooth and wireless access that have their banking information, credit card information, garage door opener frequency, car lock/start frequency, etc.

    No thanks.
  14. Steel36

    Steel36 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Come on, they get to carry purses.:) I'd be one bad boy scout if I got to carry a Bauer-esque man bag around.
  15. bogatyr

    bogatyr Newbie

    If I lose my car keys, I still have my wallet, my phone and my house keys. If I lose my wallet, I still have my phone, car keys and house keys. It would be a lot rougher on my day to lose one thing that did all of those functions than lose only one of those functions.

    And since my wallet, car keys, house keys, and phone are never all lumped together... no I won't lose them all at once.
  16. Steel36

    Steel36 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Fine. Tell you what, think of it this way: how about if your phone does all that I've suggested and you can still carry all those things as well? I won't make you leave them at home. Deal?
  17. chigins

    chigins Member

    I hear ya, I ain't sayin' nothing!:eek:
  18. professorjay

    professorjay Newbie

    She makes me carry half of her stuff! ;)

    I agree though I'm not comfortable having everything tied to a single point of failure either.
  19. necosino

    necosino Android Expert

    As for not carrying around money? I taped my debit card (i have 2) inside the back cover. My card has a chip in it, so when I go somewhere that has a swipe receiver (Like McDonalds, some gas stations, etc) I can just put my phone up to and people are like "Woah, what was that!?"
  20. mrcrusha829

    mrcrusha829 Newbie

    Just imagine..... you happen to be walking to your car late at night and some thug decides he is going to take your wallet (phone... whatever). You hear him running up behind you.... you take off.... your car in sight..... you get to it hoping your door will unlock......... OH NO!!!!..... my phone is locked up and I need to reboot...... BAM>>>>POW!!!! wallet (Phone) are taken and now you are stuck bruised and beaten with no way to get home or pay for a cab!!!....

    Just sayin

  21. Steel36

    Steel36 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    That's funny, but we all know that Android phones don't lock up! Of course, if it had been an iPhone you wouldn't be able to get a call out anyway.
  22. weizilla

    weizilla Newbie

    What if your phone runs out of power from using it as your wallet and keys all the time? Then you're locked out of your car and house with nothing.
  23. gs13

    gs13 Member

    A bit of an oldie in the Internet world, but would still love to see Droid do this: Pomegranate | NS08
  24. necosino

    necosino Android Expert

    I wonder if it would be possible to make a custom backing with a swivel for keys.. Kind of like how a Mercedes' key is inside, then you push a button in the corner and it flips out.. I just might have to play with this idea :)

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