Google Wallet signs Amex, Discover and Visa

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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11 Comments

1. Krishaun27 unregistered

Does my HTC Sensation have NFC?

2. joey18

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

Everthing nice whahappen when u phone got stolen

3. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

7. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

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

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.

8. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

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

5. nadine thomas unregistered

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

9. thenoodge

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 01, 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

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.

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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