Thursday, December 18, 2003

Webwereld reports launch of Tootz; mobile payment instrument by ING

This morning WebWereld reports the launch of Tootz, a mobile payment product by ING. Essentially this is a similar product as Rabo's Minitix: the user opens a separate account and puts some money on it (maximum of 100 euro) in order to pay for ringtones etc.

The payment protocol is interesting in the sense that within three minutes after a purchase, the user needs to phone the number 0800-8668968 (TOOTZNU) to confirm payment. The phone won't be answered by voice response mechanisms; just calling is enough to effect the actual payment.