Starbucks Mobile Payment Comes to NYC and Long Island

If you own a iPhone or blackberry, you no longer have to take out your wallet, just simply swipe your mobile device over the barcode scanner and walk away with your favorite Starbucks beverage in select Long Island Starbucks. According to the list, most of Long Island's participating Starbucks are located in Suffolk County. Starbucks Mobile Payment simultaneously launched in New York City with many of the participating stores located throughout Manhattan.

The mobile payment test launched in 2009 in Seattle and Silicon Valley in a handful of Starbucks stores.  It recently made its way to New York City and Long Island.  You must download the Starbucks Card mobile app for iPhone, iPod Touch and Blackberry in order to use the mobile payment feature.

The application allows you to check your Starbucks card balance, add money to your account and make purchases. You must have a Starbucks card to use this feature; which, may be purchased at any Starbucks store.  Enter your Starbucks card number in your mobile device and you’re ready for mobile payment at any participating Starbucks.

A list of participating Long Island Starbucks is available on the company’s website. So far there are three stores in Medford; Stop & Shop on Patchogue Yaphank Road and the Target stores located at 2975 Horseblock Road and 2717 Route 112.  For more stores check out the company website. The complete list of participating stores in New York City is also available on the company website.