Picture the scene. You're quietly minding your own business, walking along the street, when you see a sign that makes you lækkersulten. [Great Dane-ish Expressions - To 'have a case of the munchies'] I wanna flæskestegssandwich (roast pork sandwich) and I want it NOW!
But, hey, the pølsevogn (sausage wagon) doesn't take cards. I don't have any cash on me (remember, the Danes pay for everything with their trusty Dankort). And there isn't a cash dispenser in sight... Waaaaaaaaaaah!
But hold on a mo'! All is not lost! There's also a sign that says "Mobilpay" together with a telephone number! Yep, I can play for my flæskestegsandwich (and a cold chocolate milk, Cocio, to go with it, should I so desire...) by simply opening the app on my telephone and transferring the money straight to the sausage seller. No fees or fuss for either of us. Très smart, non? :)
I've also used Mobilepay when transferring money to my kids' pocket money accounts. For paying our dues to the school slush fund. When out having lunch with friends: I pay the whole bill, we divided it up ourselves and they send me their share by phone, straight to my account.
Not to mention buying things when out and about at markets and summer festivals (here's my sweetie friend, Tina, owner of the Pink Flamingo shop in Hellerup at a charity fundraiser).
Just download the app, get your account sent up and keep a look out for a sign that says "Mobilepay" or "Mobilpay". And remember not to spend all your money in the one shop! :P
Have a marvelous money, money, Monday!