Microsoft Wallet 2.0 will bring Tap to Pay to Windows 10 Mobile with Anniversary update

Microsoft Wallet 2.0 will bring Tap to Pay to Windows 10 Mobile with Anniversary update
Microsoft is bringing its Wallet 2.0 app and NFC Tap to Pay with its Anniversary Windows 10 update, scheduled for sometime this summer. Tap to Pay works only in the U.S right now and is made available to select participants in the fast ring of Microsoft's Insider program. Wallet 2.0 works with either credit or debit cards, or with loyalty or membership cards. When the app is launched for the first time, any cards linked with the user's Microsoft account will be imported for Tap to Pay.

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:

  • AAA
  • AARP
  • Ace Hardware
  • AMC Theater
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Barnes & Nobile
  • Best Buy
  • BevMo!
  • Big Lots
  • Bloomingdales
  • Cabela's
  • Champ Sports
  • Chico's
  • Craftsman
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • DSW
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Finish Line
  • Fred Meyer
  • GameStop
  • GNC
  • IKE
  • iPic Theaters
  • JCPenney
  • Lowes
  • Office Depot
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts
  • Panera Bread
  • Petco
  • Petsmart
  • Pro Sports Club
  • QFC
  • Red Robin
  • Regal Cinemas
  • REI
  • Rite Aid
  • Safeway
  • Sports Authority
  • Staples
  • Stop and Shop
  • The Body Shop
  • Toys (& Babies) R Us
  • Ulta
  • Walgreens
  • YMCA

via: Windows Central

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9 Comments

1. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

And people day that WM is dead........

3. Nopers unregistered

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.

4. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

WM will grow i am positive! Now Apple is coying MS, Siri will added to OSX. Motorola introduced a dock for Android phone to use as a pc.

5. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

business users need it. Get the IT using it again, get them excited again, it will trickle down because they recommend it.

6. krystian

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.

7. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Microsoft never pulled away, don't know where you getting your info

8. krystian

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.

2. elitewolverine

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.

9. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

A Toyota Hybrid driver will generate more revenue for gas companies than this will for Microsoft.

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