Mobile powerhouses join the Mobile Payments Committee
1. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 817; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Does anyone use their mobile for payments?
Does it work out? Is NFC even useful?
I'm just wondering... haven't really seen anyone in a store use it.
2. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2573; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I've used both LevelUp and Google Wallet for mobile payments, and both work quite well. Google Wallet has the edge because NFC works better than an on-screen barcode, but both were pretty quick and easy.
7. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 817; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I wish Google would make a "standard" that all new phones should have NFC... but then again Android is open...
Does LevelUp require a phone with NFC?
5. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
I use Google Wallet, it really is great. Its faster than pulling your wallet out, taking card, swiping, signing, returning card to wallet, wallet back in pocket.
I made it seem like such a long step but thats what Google Wallet makes it seem like.
Not to mention, the cashier is always mesmerized after you do it. I like messing with them and acting like I just hacked their register ;)
3. tlsmithsr (Posts: 76; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)
I've uses Google wallet a lot .. gas stations.. McDonald's .. retail stores and I'm not in a major city. The pay pass are almost everywhere you just have to keep your eye open for the chance to use it.
4. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 227; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
I love using Google Wallet, but the only places in my area with NFC are McDonald's and Burger King. It's awesome to show off, people look at you like you're a time traveler from the distant future.