Tuesday , July 25 2017

New version of Google Wallet coming, sign-ups open

As the NFC enthusiasts will be aware, Google Wallet isn’t officially supported in Australia, and with the recent demise of the Google Prepaid Card it’s become pretty much useless. That could all be set to change, though, as Google have just opened sign-ups for what looks like a major upgrade to the service.

The sign-up process is a simple one-click affair of selecting your device type, with the interesting inclusion of iOS and ‘Other’, which we can assume is Blackberry and/or Windows Mobile.

No indication from Google yet on Wallet’s availability in Australia, but the fact that Aussie users are able to sign up is a positive sign. We’ve got our fingers and toes crossed hoping that we’ll at least be able to use it at Maccas (be honest, that’s the first place that comes to mind when you picture yourself using your phone to make a payment).

We’ll be sure to post updates when the official news drops.

 
Source: Google.

Graham Bae  

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Dan Campbell
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Interesting that I was just able to enable this on my Galaxy Nexus (toro) where previously it wouldn’t show up at all. The app still says not available in your country/carrier but it’s getting there I guess. I think I’d use this a lot when it finally comes out!

Greg
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Greg

Hmmm,… On second thoughts now I’m worried. They’re offering iOS support? Sounds like NFC for Google Wallet is dead to me,…

Greg
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Greg

Not sure what the Maccas reference is about? Seems to be in most of the NFC posts. I pretty much pay everything via NFC with my credit card. All of the supermarkets have them and most other chain stores and any smaller places that have updated their EFTPOS in the last year or two.

I’d happily leave my credit-card at home instead of confusing the Myki reader by leaving it in my wallet.

Chris
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Chris

Haha Confusing Myki readers isnt hard. Just put your Myki card near it and watch it not work….

Krillin
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Krillin

Had a look at my Galaxy Note 2 and yep, its here =] Hopefully Australia gets rolling with services and useful things to do with Google Wallet and NFC in general

ipguy
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ipguy

I’ve got a note 2 , what do you mean “its here”?

Kryzzay
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Kryzzay

It’s about time us Aussies got some NFC love.

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