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Payfone Announced as a Consumer Protection Finalist in the 2018 Edison Awards

February 5, 2018
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We’re proud to announce that we’ve been named as a finalist in Consumer Protection category in the 2018 Edison Awards! Often described as “the Oscars of Innovation,” the Edison Awards, named after Thomas Alva Edison, recognizes and honors the world’s most groundbreaking innovations. Past winners include Apple, Intuit, 3M, Amazon, Motorola, Dyson, Nissan, and Lenovo.

Payfone is being recognized for our Instant Authentication for Mobile solution, which challenges the historical trade-off between security and effortlessness. Most forms of digital authentication make the user experience harder and slower (think annoying one-time text passcodes and easy-to-forget secret questions). Instant Authentication for Mobile disrupts this way of thinking by verifying consumers in a safe, secure way that is also fast and easy for the user. Learn more about Instant Authentication for Mobile here.

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All Edison Awards nominations were reviewed by the Edison Awards Steering Committee and the final ballot was sent to an independent judging panel comprised of more than 3,000 professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education. Gold, silver and bronze award winners will be announced at the 31st Annual Edison Awards on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in New York City. Marillyn A. Hewson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation, will be honored that night in the same ceremony as the 2018 Edison Achievement Award Winner.

Established in 1987, the Edison Awards recognizes and honors the world’s best innovations and innovators. The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. For more information about the Edison Awards, please visit