DIY: Buy Starbucks Coffee With Your iPhone

Reported by Business Insider
Steve Kovach and William Wei | Jan. 19, 2011, 2:30 PM


Starbucks launched its iPhone mobile payment service at each of its almost 7,000 retail locations today. 

The app lets you load your Starbucks card credit to your iPhone to make payments from special scanners at each store. The app also tracks your spending and offers you rewards like free coffee, but you can always opt out of registering if you don’t want to provide your billing information.

Each register is equipped with a scanner and our barista seemed well-trained in what to do. She took our phone, scanned it, and our gift card balance instantly reflected the new purchase.

The Starbucks Mobile Card app is free in the App Store. Download it here.

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