Google Wallet to be accepted at more than 7,000 Subway stores by April

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.

source: MasterCard

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10 Comments

1. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

im still a little bit iffy about security issues with google wallet.. what if your phone gets stolen?

2. cupcake

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

Definitely you would want a lock code and remote wipe.

5. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

If someone finds my phone Ill let them buy all the subway they want as long as they return it after lol.

7. DarkOdyssey

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

In addition to having a PIN to protect your Google wallet, you'd do the same thing as when you lost your real wallet: report your cards stolen and have new ones issued.

3. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

amazing... goooo Gooooooooogle

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

islaves will be swiping their iphone 4s in front of the scanner and wondering why it hasn't taken payment and then realise that apple hasn't changed everything again again till some time next year with this added as the big new feature of the iphone 4ss

6. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

anyway they have already spent all their money buying the 4s

8. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

When NFC and 4G (for that matter) become more developed, of course Apple will adopt it. I thought you guys would figure out the pattern by now... ?

9. Ben Marvin unregistered

But I thought Apple was revolutionary and leading the business, not following behind and doing something after someone else adopts it first. Oh nevermind, they are.

10. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

apple will never catch up with mean green..

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