How to Pay for Dinner with Your Phone

Mobile PaymentsI’m nowhere near as smart as my smart phone. So tips like these are invaluable to me. Hope they will be to you!

Mobile payment transactions are predicted to reach $1.3 trillion per year by 2017, and the restaurant industry appears ripe to scarf down a hefty chunk of that money flying around electronically.

But while news about the mobile payments space has intensified lately — Square’s deal with Starbucks, Discover’s nod to Google Wallet and Dunkin’ Donuts’s new gifting/payment app — pay-by-phone services have yet to hit mainstream status as many consumers are still confused about their options.

To help clear confusion, here are five ways you may start paying for your next dinner with your phone.

Thanks to Mashable’s Entertainment Reporter, Brian Anthony Hernandez, for this timely piece.

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