You can bank on banks using Java ME tech
Banks are starting to explore the use of USSD which is the Unstructured Supplementary Services Data protocol that will enable a faster way to have your Java ME tech-enabled cell phone talk to your bank services. What could your cell phone possibly want to say to your bank account? Ooh, I don't know... Maybe something like: "Give me MORE MONEY!" :-)
[URL="http://www.mobile-financial.com/node/2473/Use-of-USSD-technology-in-Mobile-Banking"]Java ME talks to banks[/URL]
Here's a quote: USSD applications can be implemented using a wide variety of mobile application [B]platforms such as J2ME[/B], WAP, SIM Toolkit, CAMAL, or simply using USSD commands. More secure than standard SMS messages since USSD interactions can be stored locally within a secured SIM application, or on the server side. That's great. Next thing we know, our TV remotes will be talking to our credit card accounts. I wonder what that conversation will be like...