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Dear Vijayan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automated_teller_machine‎
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Message_Service‎
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email‎
http://www.atmmarketplace.com/showcases.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_network_operator
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_service_provider


1. Are sending / receiving SMS and sending / receiving Emails could be useful functions / features integrated in Automated teller machines ?.

2. Technically for the above functions/features to work, will the following changes mentioned below to be incorporated in the ATM device ?

a. ATM Keypad to be changed , similar to a Cell Phone Device keypad accepting numbers, characters (upper,lower case), special characters, symbols for sending / receiving SMS and Emails.

b. ATM processors (electronic circuits hardware) integration/modification dedicated for carrying out those above functions.

c. ATM software menu changes for implementing those functions/features.


3. The 4 digit pin number can also be replaced now by adding a strong alphanumeric password of 6-8 characters by ATM debit card holder. Could this be a useful function ?.

4. The ATM manufacturers collaborating with Mobile Network Operators and Internet Service Providers to achieve the above functionality could be useful in this context ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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> Are sending / receiving SMS and sending / receiving Emails could be useful functions / features integrated in Automated teller machines ?.

I don't think so. I would tend to think that SMS is useful because it can be sent from a hand-held device while being on the move. As I see it, the requirements of physical cash (as drawn from an ATM) is decreasing by the day. People already shop using cards; the day is not far off when we can pay for most things by just transferring funds from our mobile devices.    


> The 4 digit pin number can also be replaced now by adding a strong alphanumeric password of 6-8 characters by ATM debit card holder. Could this be a useful function ?.

Yes. But this just requires a software change - letter mapping (as in a telephone keypad).

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