Google Wallet goes live with major retailers: pay with your phone, get a discount
posted by Victor H. / Oct 18, 2011, 6:32 AM
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.
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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How's the security features on this?
posted on Oct 18, 2011, 8:02 AM 0
Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 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 Oct 23, 2011, 4:12 PM 0
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Yea what happens when you lose your phone?
posted on Oct 18, 2011, 8:18 AM 0
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