Google Wallet to be accepted at more than 7,000 Subway stores by April
MasterCard announced today that by next April, customers of Subway will be able to use their phone and Google Wallet to make a payment at approximately 7,600 Subway locations. When the technology is up and running, all you will need to purchase a sandwich will be your NFC enabled smartphone and Google Wallet. The application allows you to store on your phone, digital versions of your credit cards, gift cards and loyalty cards. Customers with Google Wallet can tap their phone on a special PayPass reader to make a payment. Currently, the only device that the application is available on in the States is the Google Nexus S 4G from Sprint.
Some Subway stores in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York have already received the NFC reader and others will have it before the end of 2011. Sometime next year, support for Subway cards and promotions will be added. No doubt we will see a commercial where Jared heads into a Subway location, paying for a foot-long with his Google Nexus S 4G.