SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— As mobile payment options such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet are trying to make credit cards a thing of the past, is carrying around a physical wallet a bit antiquated at this point?
Many legal documents, such as proof of car insurance can now be contained within a smart phone.READ MORE: KPIX Reporters Remember Slain Security Guard Kevin Nishita; 'Just the Kindest Man'
Soon, Iowa residents will have the option to have their driver’s license on their phone as well.
Roger Entner, a telecom analyst from Recon Analytics, says mobile payments is not a trend that’s happening overnight.
“We’re changing the behavior of consumers,” he said. “I would compare it with how many people are using a watch.”
Entner said the convenience of not having to print out paper tickets helps the momentum of this type of technology.READ MORE: UPDATE: News Crew Security Guard Shot in Oakland Dies From Injuries; Photo of Suspect Vehicle Released