16 May 2011, Monday, 17:13
author: Sergey Zakharov
On May 17 the weekly “Arguments and Facts Bashkortostan” announces the “round table” to the subject “Development of mobile payments in Russia. Will mobile payments be able to replace the traditional ones?”
The problems concerning safety of mobile payments, development of the mobile payments market in Russia and Bashkortostan will be under discussion. The matter also will be the tendencies in development of mobile commerce in the Republic, in the country and in the world; interaction of banks, payment systems and mobile operators; legislative provision of electronic and mobile commerce in Russia.
The “round table” will be held in the conference-hall of the news-agency “Bashinform” between 15 and 17 o’clock to the address: Ufa, Kirov Street, 45.
For the reference: mobile phone as an electronic wallet possesses certain advantages before bank cards and other payment instruments.
First, it allows paying for purchases and services 24 hours a day in any place, where the mobile networks are available. There is a possibility to pay for services of various organizations with the help of mobile phone, preserving the history of payments and repeating some payments every month.
Second, the mobile account is able to replace bank cards and virtual money in electronic payment systems, when shopping in internet.
Third, mobile phone replaces pay terminals in streets and in supermarkets.