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Google Wallet goes live with major retailers: pay with your phone, get a discount

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Google Wallet goes live with major retailers: pay with your phone, get a discount
Google Wallet has finally gone live with major retailers and experimenting with it you can get sweet deals with discounts of around 10% to 15% for select goods at merchants such as Macy’s, OfficeMax, Toys“R”Us, Foot Locker, American Eagle Outfitters, the Container Store, Guess and Jamba Juice.

In addition to buying goods with Google Wallet, you can also redeem coupons and earn reward points.

It’s pretty simple to use it - you just tap your phone to the cashier’s desk where everything has been enabled to support NFC. For that tap, though, you’d need an NFC-enabled handset like the Nexus S.

Google Wallet goes live with major retailers: pay with your phone, get a discount
Google Wallet goes live with major retailers: pay with your phone, get a discount
Google Wallet is still in its early stages with the biggest hurdle ahead of it being merchant support. 

Chevron, D’Agostino, Faber News Now, Gristedes Supermarkets and Pinkberry are among the stores to get equipped with NFC-capable terminals, so it’s a good start, but the Wallet is far from mass adoption. Would you be willing to try mobile payments on your device?


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posted on 18 Oct 2011, 06:39 3

1. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


i'd definitely try it, especially if there are savings involved.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 06:50 1

2. android_hitman (Posts: 647; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


i would try it to if i would live in US :)

yet another way to make corporations richer than they are :))

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 07:00 1

3. remixfa (Posts: 14049; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


to save a buck i might try it. Pretty smart of them.. i wouldnt have tried it otherwise.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 07:19

4. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


I think some of the reactions were a little exaggerated but this is indeed a step in the right direction. I cant wait to pick up a non-verizon prime.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 08:02

5. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


How's the security features on this?

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 16:12

11. Ivan6479 (Posts: 244; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Well with apps like "wheres my droid" one can remotely wipe the phones sd card and the phones entire data if it really came down to you not being able to get it back, but this wonderful app also lets you locate your phone using its gps and if you happen to lose it around the house and the ringer is turned off you can also send a keyword to the phone via text which will make it ring/vibrate on its loudest setting. Oh and this is a password protected app that can't be removed without entering a password. Not a bad app, but if you do want to have to ability to wipe the phones data and SD card then you will have to go with the pro version, which is $3.99 otherwise it is free for the other functions. :)

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 08:13

6. evo-ninja (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 May 2011)


I don't pay my phone bill now, if I use it as a wallet it's over

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 08:18

7. Jake16 (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Nov 2009)


Yea what happens when you lose your phone?

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 08:33

8. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I would hope anyone who has their phone configured to function as their credit card would put a pass code on it.

Otherwise you deserve to get robbed.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:34

9. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


ill definitly try it out ! now i just need the phone that has nfc

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 20:59

10. JGuinan007 (Posts: 634; Member since: 19 May 2011)


I want it bad but I have an Inspire4g and it won't work with it. Wawa has NFC in all its stores and I want to use it there.

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