Microsoft Wallet 2.0 will bring Tap to Pay to Windows 10 Mobile with Anniversary update
posted by Milen Y. / Jun 13, 2016, 6:33 AM
New cards can either be added manually, by filling in a form, or by scanning them through the app. Once added, each card is verified via an SMS code to complete the process.
The new feature is expected to be available in the U.S. only at launch, although Microsoft has not publicly commented on this. Currently, payments with Wallet 2.0 are officially supported by the following merchants, but you might also get lucky at other venues where NFC payments are supported:
- Ace Hardware
- AMC Theater
- American Eagle Outfitters
- Barnes & Nobile
- Best Buy
- Big Lots
- Champ Sports
- CVS Pharmacy
- Eddie Bauer
- Finish Line
- Fred Meyer
- iPic Theaters
- Office Depot
- O'Reilly Auto Parts
- Panera Bread
- Pro Sports Club
- Red Robin
- Regal Cinemas
- Rite Aid
- Sports Authority
- Stop and Shop
- The Body Shop
- Toys (& Babies) R Us
via: Windows Central
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And people day that WM is dead........
posted on Jun 13, 2016, 7:04 AM 0
I mean.... this isn't exactly a ground breaking feature that will get people flocking to WM. It's still just as dead as it was before.
posted on Jun 13, 2016, 7:12 AM 0
Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016
I've seen many articles about Windows phone being dead. And the funny part is if it was dead the first time you wrote the article why are you writing another article that it's dead? Is Windows Mobile a zombie? Windows mobile isn't dead. But I do agree windows phone is dead. Windows mobile is a very generic term that encompasses all types of devices not just phones. And the future of devices seems to point to providing more computing like environment with your "phone". But really a phone is a computer that has the ability to use cellular and make phone calls. It always has been. It was just limited by input/output. And more companies are seeing that transforming that device you carry with you to do more is the next step. Microsoft has always had that vision. They are just slow unfortunately. At this point they don't see windows mobile as being ready yet so they pulled away. They don't really want to be a phone producer. They want to produce the software that phones run. And they create their own reference devices for OEMs. So they needed to get rid of their phone business because that's not what they do. Being in the phone business is too much work. They have to deal with things they just have no experience in, like carriers etc.. So they hope that when Windows mobile is ready and they provide their 2017 reference device more oems will take advantage of the software and create their own solutions. I'm glad they pulled away because honestly it's not ready. I use it and enjoy it, probably my favourite OS, but it's still not the most stable and feature rich os they envision.
posted on Jun 13, 2016, 11:59 AM 1
Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016
They pulled away from the Nokia/lumia name. They don't want to be associated with it, nor a phone provider that deals with carriers and all that. They dumped the majority of their user base by not providing windows 10 mobile to pretty much most of the phones in the wild. They stopped producing devices so that the market share dwindles so they can open it up for OEMs in the future. Even the 950/950xl were reference phones for fans. They didn't even do any advertising, they didn't put it on the largest carrier in the US. They simply made it available to people who wanted to experience the first iteration of what the future will hold. The surface line is also a reference design line. They sell them at premium prices but they expect OEMs to copy them and make some innovations and provide cheaper alternatives to consumers. They are popular no doubt, but they keep the prices high as to not upset OEMs. The Surface "phone" will be the same thing really.
posted on Jun 13, 2016, 3:29 PM 0
Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013
Took a little but always good to have the news. I don't think it is available just yet unless there was an update my phone missed. It was an internal build only given to a reviewer, per your own link.
posted on Jun 13, 2016, 7:07 AM 0
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