Time-starved customers should find that they can get out of a Sav-on or Osco store faster in the near future, as satellite links speed their third-party or credit card verification
, and as point-of-sale scanning systems reduce the delays at the front end.
Another basic procedure that doesn't seem to be happening correctly is credit card verification
Sites such as Ricardo.de and Ebay.de do not require credit card verification
to join, leaving them open to misuse.
- Runs on multiple platforms - User authentication - Group account partitioning and management - Customizable, unique subscriber ID generation - Flexible billing periods and plans - Account provisioning on server and gateway - Support for multiple services and service packages - Secure remote access, account inquiry, and modification - Online credit card verification
- Real-time rating engine - Support for multiple currencies - Multiple services, single bill - Group Account billing summary - Miscellaneous charges and credits - Time of Day discounts - Tariff tables - Free use periods - Configurable tax parameters
AT&T's Go Phone, also prepackaged to be sold off the shelf, is activated through an 800 number and requires credit card verification
at the point of sale to open an account.