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.