Visa customers linked to ATMs via WAP

Nearly $3.1 million has been withdrawn from automatic teller machines (ATMs) at Olympic Park during this period.

Bruce Mansfield, Visa's country manager Australia, said the company had installed 22 branded ATMs within the Olympic Park precinct to cope with the expected demand. These ATMs are currently being refilled at the expected rate of once a day.

"We have been promoting the Olympics for years and have a system in place that deals exclusively with transactions from the Olympic period. It is a complete stand-alone system with the latest Windows NT platform on all ATMs."

To assist Olympic visitors, Visa, in conjunction with Telstra, last week launched a wireless application protocol (WAP) ATM locator service for use during the Games and beyond.

Users throughout Australia with WAP-enabled mobile phones connected to Telstra MobileNet WebMode will be able to locate their closest ATM. To utilise the service, users enter either a postcode or city and street information. They are then provided with the location and details of the nearest ATMs.

"I don't know if we will begin talks with other networks to carry this service; we only have a relationship with Telstra at the moment," Mansfield said.

Concerning the taxi industry's dispute with Visa and the subsequent banning of Visa cards, Mansfield said he didn't think overseas visitors would be confused by the inability to use one of their cards to pay for a taxi trip.

"Most consumers don't use a credit card to pay for a taxi, they use cash anyway," he said.

"We have been having an ongoing dialogue with the taxi industry about the situation, but it is our policy that we don't allow merchants to implement a surcharge on transactions."

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Comments

Comments are now closed.

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Shopping.com

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?