Apple Pay vs Google Wallet

Discussion in 'Android News' started by pc747, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. Dusty

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    Here's what I encounter... It's not so much that NFC paying isn't "accepted" everywhere but the merchants that do have the systems in place have done such a half-arsed job of implementation. I can't tell you how many times I've tried to use the NFC option and the terminal wouldn't complete the sale. The phone and register terminal would acknowledge the NFC signal, and both the clerk and I would stand frozen for 20-30 seconds until the clerk would just look at me and say, "It's not doing anything." Even at a location where it works it isn't consistant. I use it at my nearby gas station's quick shop and sometimes it works... sometimes it doesn't.

    I'd bet a million dollars either the register isn't configured correctly or the clerk doesn't know what he/she is doing.

    Unless Apple has solved this portion of the problem the Apple pay experience won't be any more prevalent or hassle free.
     
  2. IIGood

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    I find it most interesting that Best Buy doesn't have it set up properly, at least not at the one closest to me. They've got the terminals for it, but it doesn't work. But the c-stores around here do have it all set up and functional.
     
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    *FIXED* Payments systems like this have been in Japan for almost ten years. ;)
     
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    I use Google Wallet, but I have the plastic card. I've never used it as an NFC payment device yet.
     
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    IF, and thats a big if, Google Wallet reemerges they will have Apple to thank. Apple, whether we choose to believe it or not, sets trends. Apple Pay will be excepted pretty much everywhere in 8 months (I predict).

    It really is just a matter of time before you will be able to do everything (not literally everything) with an iPhone/Apple Watch. Put it this way, there won't be much you can't do with them.
     
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    Thats the part that ticks me off. If google would press vzw for the same.. Idk... Respect? That is given to apple... Alot of android ideas would take off imho..
     
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    Companies and Apple users seem to think Apple is more secure then others. 99% of the Apple fans I speak to think Apple can't be hacked or get a virus. I can see this being why it will start to become more available again.
     
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    Yep.. Apple is really secure.. All these nude pics prove that.. :)
     
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    Say goodbye to Androids market share. Apparently all four major carriers are offering the iPhone 6 for free. W T H?? (Mr Storm, maybe you could make that tomorrow's top headline) Well, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon are all confirmed. AT&T is expected to soon follow suit and make an announcement.
    Freakin BlackBerry would make a comeback if THAT were the case! Unbelievable!
    I guess Apple realized there was no way the could EARN back their lost market share being that they didn't really release anything other than a larger iPhone, so they decided let's just give everyone a new iPhone 6 and we'll steal it back.

    tap'n on my S5
     
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    Where did you see that the iphone 6 was going to be free? I was looking at Verizon and Apple's websites before going to bed last night and neither of them had the 6 for free.
     
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    Here's the thing that appeals to me about Apple Pay (horrible name): Apple, unlike Google, will NOT know what you are spending money on.
    Now, I know you kids today don't give a rats a** about your prvacy, but that's always been an issue of mine and why I will not use Google Wallet.
    I don't care that Amazon knows what I buy FROM Amazon. I don't care that the grocery store knows what I buy FROM them. But I do have an issue with Google knowing where I spend ALL my money. That's just too much.
    Google certainly doesn't need to know how much wine I buy. :D
     
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