Google starts NFC payments service in US

Tuesday 20 September 2011 | 09:01 CET | News
Google announced the commercial launch of its NFC mobile payments service. First unveiled for testing in May, Google Wallet is now rolling out as an over-the-air update to Nexus S 4G phones on the Sprint network in the US. The app allows users to make purchases with their Citi MasterCard and the Google Prepaid Card, which can be funded with any existing payment card. Google is offering a USD 10 free bonus to the Google Prepaid Card if customers set it up in Google Wallet before the end of the year. The company said it's also received access to the NFC specifications of Visa, Discover and

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: First Data / Google / MasterCard / Sprint / Visa
Countries: World
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