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Verizon reportedly blocking access to Google Wallet on its Galaxy Nexus

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by Jung136, Dec 5, 2011.

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    This has been known for a while, they partnered up with ISIS, another NFC payment company a few months back. You'll still be able to flash a custom kernel to the Nexus if you really want Google wallet.
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    it voids the Google Wallet terms of service.. does that mean ISIS will make its way onto the Nexus?
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    It's not only Verizon doing this eventually AT&T and T mobile will block Google wallet as well per the ISIS partnership.

    Right now the only carrier supporting Google wallet will be sprint.
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    i went to radioshack today and saw a print ad for google wallet and the phone in the ad was the gnex..
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    This makes me so mad. this is wrong on so many levels. I don't care if its a feature I use frequently or not. limiting competition and consumer's choices is down right wrong.

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    The reason why they can do that is because you're still going to buy it. (That's not a literal you)

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    I don't understand your anger here... Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile have a contract with ISIS. Sprint has a contract with Google Wallet. So, just like Sprint users won't be able to use the ISIS software, Verizon, AT&T, ant T-Mobile users won't be able to use Google Wallet. This is not a Nexus issue, it's just the way it is.
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    +1

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    It's an anti-competitive business practice, and it's bad for consumers. ISIS does not have to offer a better product than Google Wallet (and vice-versa), because Google Wallet is not an option for most consumers (most people don't hack their phones). It discourages improvement in service. You get what we give you, because that's all you're allowed to have.
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    So you don't like it because it's not fair? That's life bro. You just gotta deal with some things.

    I can only get Brighthouse for TV service, Comcast, Uverse, FIOS, etc are not options. It's anti-competitive, and bad for consumers, but that's just the way it is...
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    Pretty sure having to use a card or cash like I've done my whole life won't make any difference in my phone purchase decision.

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    It is pretty ironic how a Google branded phone, featuring a "pure Google experience", is having it's own app blocked. Geezus...

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    This is exactly why we have the modding community. I'm going to hack and run the Google wallet app just out of principal. Screw you Verizon.
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    um who really cares about this and thinks that we are not going to be able to install the app ourselves? let them keep it off the phone to begin with there is no way they can block the app from the phone after the customer has it and knows what to do...
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    "That's life, bro" was Standard Oil's business slogan, I believe.
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    Very good!

    The only requirement for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing! If you've only got one cable provider, you can often thank your local politicians... you town likely has an "exclusive" contract with the cable company. One could go to the town meeting and try to change that. Our town now has THREE cable providers because people went to the meetings and did something about it. Isn't it amazing that if you don't do such things, our politicians (in the name of competition, safety, whatever) always manage to do things that benefit our corporate overlords? And the providers always say things like "... well if you DON'T give US exclusive rights, then it just isn't worth it for us to come into your town..."
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    I never said I was mad at google or samsung. I'm mad at verizon and other corporations like them that try to infringe on our rights. its not "just the way it is". its attitudes like that that are the reason we have these problems in the first place.

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    Case in point

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