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Mobile powerhouses join the Mobile Payments Committee

0. phoneArena posted on 09 Aug 2012, 19:39

Mobile payments are something of a mess right now, but it looks like the big names in the field are finally joining together to try to sort things out. Today, all four major US carriers, plus other big-time players announced they were joining the Mobile Payments Committee...

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posted on 09 Aug 2012, 19:48 2

1. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Does anyone use their mobile for payments?
Does it work out? Is NFC even useful?
I'm just wondering... haven't really seen anyone in a store use it.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 20:04 3

2. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

I've used both LevelUp and Google Wallet for mobile payments, and both work quite well. Google Wallet has the edge because NFC works better than an on-screen barcode, but both were pretty quick and easy.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 15:08

7. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

I wish Google would make a "standard" that all new phones should have NFC... but then again Android is open...
Does LevelUp require a phone with NFC?

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 12:37

5. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)

I use Google Wallet, it really is great. Its faster than pulling your wallet out, taking card, swiping, signing, returning card to wallet, wallet back in pocket.

I made it seem like such a long step but thats what Google Wallet makes it seem like.

Not to mention, the cashier is always mesmerized after you do it. I like messing with them and acting like I just hacked their register ;)

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 15:09 1

8. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Very nice to know!

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 20:13 1

3. tlsmithsr (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)

I've uses Google wallet a lot .. gas stations.. McDonald's .. retail stores and I'm not in a major city. The pay pass are almost everywhere you just have to keep your eye open for the chance to use it.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 23:03 1

4. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

I love using Google Wallet, but the only places in my area with NFC are McDonald's and Burger King. It's awesome to show off, people look at you like you're a time traveler from the distant future.

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