I recently realized that there's a lot of things you can do in a Portuguese ATM that you usually can't do in other countries.
In Portugal, I use an ATM to:
* widthraw money (duh)
* buy concert/shows tickets
* pay fines (not that I ever got one)
* buy train tickets
* pay my water/electricity/gas bills
* pay university fees
* pay the highway toll
* and a lot of other stuff
And the cool thing about it is that most of these things I can do from home (or, rather, I could, if I had internet access, which I still haven't).
I thought of posting this here after hearing a guy in a conference say that Portugal was the most advanced country in Europe when it comes to electronic money