Look mum, no phone: Optus goes wearable with cardless payments

Optus wants to be a telco, a bank and a wearable tech brand all in one.

CNET March 10, 2016

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Look mum, no phone: Optus goes wearable with cardless payments
Optus wants to be a telco, a bank and a wearable tech brand all in one. Its new mobile payments wristband lets you shop without your wallet, and even without your phone. READ MORE »
Claire Reilly
Senior Writer / Sydney

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