06/08/2012 03:29 PMPosted by EradicateXPeople saying the mobile authenticator is free, not really free when you have that hidden fee of buying a smart phone.
Man, nobody is going to go buy a smartphone for the purpose of having a mobile authenticator. With that said, you can't possibly believe that the mobile authenticator has a hidden fee of buying a smartphone when the users of the product already have a smartphone.
If you can't afford the few dollars it costs to buy an authenticator then you can use the same app from the smartphone on your computer by using the method many people have already described in this thread. Well, that is unless you think this method has an imbedded cost of buying a computer.
If you can't use any of the genuinely free methods for any reason, and you plan to be an RMAH consumer, you probably don't have the resources to buy anything from the auction house if you can't afford the authenticator. If you plan on being an RMAH producer, then you should be happy as this process will only help regulate the economy as it makes life hard for the botters to sell their goods inside the safety of the Blizzard auction house. Think of it as a small investment for a larger return.