Cellphone Banking

Cellphone Banking

Cash is king, especially when that cash is in hand. Create some well-priced fun with nothing but your cellphone and a cash note.

Guide lines
Ready, Steady, Go!

Prepare the illusion in three simple steps on your cellphone:

  1. Take a photo of a black surface (or place camera flat on a surface and it will come out black), creating a black image that resembles a switched off phone.
  2. A photo of a cash note on a black background.
  3. Another black photo frame.

To go in that order in your camera roll gallery.

Lend me your ears

Place the actual cash note out of sight, under the phone image, in the same configuration as how you’ve photographed it.


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Seal the Deal and Reveal

When you have their attention, hover you hand over the first black frame image and subtly slide the cash note image onto the screen.


Money, whenever you want it…

This should get a small smile, but then pull out the final reveal.

Slide the money image off the screen onto the next black screen. As you do, slide the actual cash note into view from under the phone – as if you’ve slid it from the image into the real world.

Some extra lines you can try

  • It’s like a modern version of the ATM.
  • You got change for a 20?
  • You can always bank on this for a smile.
Alternative ending

Prepare more than a one note reveal in your camera roll. Once you’re proficient with revealing the single cash note, try to reveal two or three in a row.

Anticipated responses and retorts

Is that what they mean by a mobile wallet?

It is the new virtual ATM machine.

What else you got stashed in your phone?

Credit cards, driver’s license, gym membership … you name it.

Can you organize us a slice of pizza?

Sure, just give me the number and we will call and ask them to deliver.
Good follow ups
When & where
When to use it
  • When you want to capture imaginations.
  • When you want to have people wanting more.
  • When you want to have some fun with your mobile phone.
Where to use it
  • the office canteen
  • informal meetings
  • customer visits
  • cocktail parties
  • socializing at the pub
Getting ready
Items required
  • A mobile phone
  • Make sure you have all the required photos on your phone in the right sequence.
Training required
  • Practice this a couple of times to get the feel of it and get comfortable with the story patter.
Watch out (potential unexpected effects)
  • Don’t flash all your cash.

type type

Do It Yourself (DIY)

material material

your mobile phone

size size

your phone is in your pocket, always

durability durability

don’t drop your phone

source source

the ether

time to impact time to impact

pretty much there and then

size of audience size of audience

one-on-one or a small group

possible health risk possible health risk

don’t go flashing too much cash

reusable how many times you can use it

many times

training needed training needed

practice this a few times on your own and you will be all set

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