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10/04/06
Great Use of the Web
Filed under: Computers & Internet
Posted by: Tim @ 12:17 pm

Every company pretty much has a web site these days.  Some are fairly useless, and some are quite wonderful.  It is very refreshing to encounter a business’ web site that lets you do what you need to do.

Sharon and I recently ordered the Speedpass for our keychains to quickly buy gas from any Exxon-Mobil gas station.  When I sent in the original Speedpass account application, I attached a certain credit card to the Speedpass units and set it to ask whether I want a receipt when I get gas.  The other day I wanted to switch from a credit card to a debit card and always get a receipt.  Within minutes I had found the Speedpass web site, registered for a login, changed the credit card to our debit card, and changed the preference to always give us a receipt.  I bought gas at an Exxon-Mobil a day or two later and the preferences were already in effect.  Now this is exactly the type of functionality I like to see from a web site.  Let me do what I want to do!

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