Pay for Your Starbucks Addiction by Waving Your Cellphone

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Earlier today I guzzled down not one, but two of those gigantic new Starbucks Trenta cups full of iced tea. Had I waited a bit, I could've paid for those drinks by waving my cellphone.

Up until recently, Starbucks mobile payments—payments done using the BlackBerry or iOS Starbucks apps—could only be done in select locations. Now Starbucks is offering this particular payment option in all US company-operated stores.


Basically all you'll do load up your Starbucks Card, download an app, and let your favorite barista scan a barcode generated by that app when paying for something.

You can download the BlackBerry version of the app here and the iPhone version here. Android lovers appear to be out of luck for now.