(sigh) another pay app smh

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  1. Ollie

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    Google Pay is independent of Google Wallet. I'm not sure why they didn't just fold the two into one app.

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    Yeah, they went the other way in taking one app and making it 2. One app is a glorified western union/pay pal app and another is the app for nfc pay.
     
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    It would seem easier just to maintain one app simply for security reasons. I guess it is job security for some folks at Google lol.

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    More bloatware. What's available today will become embedded tomorrow.

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    battle of the pay apps?
     
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    Who remembers having like 4 pay apps out there.then they all got shot down..Google swallowed a few...and now we're back to this?? AGAIN???? Where's the face palm emoji...??? It probably knocked itself unconscious and disappeared... Wow...
     
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    Yup. The big one I remember was Isis (later changed to Softcard or something) that was run by at least Vzw, if not other carriers. They blocked Wallet when it first came out from being used on Vzw because they wanted theirs to rule. I'm fairly certain that that's one that Google swallowed up.

    I'm all for choice and innovation, but there comes a point when the average user isn't going to care and will just ignore all of them. I'd be surprised to learn that people who aren't tech nerds like us here on the forum are using any of these mobile payment options. I'd assume Apple's has the most "Non-nerd" users, but even then, I would guess that only die-hard fanboys are REALLY using that service.

    I use Android Pay at Walgreens and that's about it in my area. McDonald's accepts it, but I try not to go IN to McDonald's when I eat there, so I end up paying with my card at the window. I believe Staples does too, but I don't go there often and ours is actually closing down after the first of the year.
     
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    Samsung pay works good on readers that are not nfc. Ill whip out the phone and the cashier would say it is not set up for it yet. As soon as that pops out his mouth my receipt is printing.

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    I'm waiting for all digipays to merge into one or two(apple pay and android pay sounds good). I'm not even bothering with this cluster @#&* right now.
     
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    what's the point?can't we just have one?
     
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    I have a Galaxy Note 4 on lollipop and Samsung pay isn't supported. . Very disappointing

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