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Google Wallet signs Amex, Discover and Visa

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Google Wallet signs Amex, Discover and Visa
The other day when we reported about Google's launch of its Google Wallet tap to pay app, one of the comments we kept hearing was that the service wouldn't get anywhere with only one credit card (Citi MasterCard) signed up. That isn't a concern anymore as American Express, Discover and Visa have joined the team. Terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

Now Google has to work on the other problem, which is that the service is only available on the Google Nexus S 4G, sold by Sprint. The app requires an Android model running 2.3.4 and with NFC enabled. Owners of the Sprint device have received the Google Wallet update in an OTA update that was disseminated yesterday so all that is required for owners of that phone to use the service is to register their credit card with Google Wallet (and as of right now, only the Citi MasterCard will work although today's signing obviously indicates that more cards will soon be accepted), and find a retailer with the PayPass machine that will allow them to tap to pay for their purchase. As we reported, Google will give a $10 credit to those who set up the service before the end of the year.

source: BeaconEquity

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posted on 20 Sep 2011, 20:45

1. Krishaun27 (unregistered)

Does my HTC Sensation have NFC?

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 21:56

2. joey18 (Posts: 593; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)

Everthing nice whahappen when u phone got stolen

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 01:04 3

3. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

Probably the same thing when you get your regular wallet that has all of your ID, cards and money stolen. You report them stolen. I'm sure all of these companies have taken stolen phones into consideration and have a process in place to protect users of Google wallet. I would expect nothing less.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 08:46

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

plus if someone tries to use it will have the failed attempt and a GPS location of the device

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 10:48 1

7. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)

@joey18, you have some good questions. LMWAO!!!!!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 02:57 1

4. Linguistisch (unregistered)

They teach you grammar?

This is far better than a wallet. For one I don't have to carry both with me (unless I need cash or an ID which I rarely use either), and two, when my wallet is stolen I have no idea what happened to it and what's going to be become of everything in it. When my phone is stolen, I can track it on GPS, instantly cancel/lock it over a phone or internet connection, and can see what has been used (that's if they figured out the pin to use it).

Good stuff. Like Stuntman said, they have it taken into consideration.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 10:49

8. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)

Perhaps they will make atms with this tap technology. That would be sweet.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 05:23

5. nadine thomas (unregistered)

Tap,pay and save with Google Wallet. But is it secure? Where can you use it?

Nadine Thomas
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posted on 21 Sep 2011, 12:38

9. thenoodge (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)

i used it at 7-11 this morning i know mcdonalds and wawa are also available there is a app that tells you where around you accepts it

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 13:01 1

10. Laron (unregistered)

Newer Android devices have it, I believe Galaxy S II devices have NFC technology, but that doesn't matter if the only phone capable of using it is the Nexus S. When this takes off it will be an instant success.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 02:10

12. tony (unregistered)

Just got the update and the free 10 dollar loaded I'll be testing it once I get to McDonalds this morning

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