- Oct 6, 2011
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This is some pretty exciting news. Today Google announced that it has teamed up with SoftCard to bring Google Wallet to phones on carriers like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. You will not longer have to do any hackery to get GW working on your device. I can remember when the first Nexus 7 came out and it came with a Google Wallet credit. I wasn't about to carry my Nexus 7 into McDonalds to pay for my meal, and was unable to obtain a working Google Wallet app on my Verizon phone without some crazy hacking. I had pretty much given up on NFC payments, and was not at all going to get invested in a Verizon only NFC payment system.
Apparently I can now give this a try again. Thanks to the new Google Wallet and SoftCard team up I should be able to load up my Google Wallet account and now use my current phone. Tap to Pay seems to be the next step in quick payment. One day young folks will look at me when I take out my debit card in the same way that they look at me when I pull out some cash.