September 19th, 2011 1 Comment » | POSTED BY ROB
Google Wallet Launches
As we said at the time, it’s a pretty limited launch, only currently available to owners of the Nexus S phone on the Sprint network, with Mastercard as its first payment partner, although more partners, such as Visa, are beginning to come on board. Currently users can pay with a Citi Mastercard or with a Google Prepaid Card, funded from any other credit card.
Whilst the Citi Mastercard is likely to only be available in the US at the moment, interestingly, the Guardian are suggesting that Google Wallet could already be used internationally, including in Tesco, Boots and Burger King stores here in the UK, thanks to the prepaid card.
Naturally, as this is a new product from Google, there has been plenty written elsewhere, here’s some of the best posts:
- GigaOM: Google Wallet Hands-On Cool But Needs Work & Google Wallet Goes Live With NFC Payments
- SearchEngineLand: Google Wallet Now Live, But In Very Limited Availability
- Gizmodo: Google Wallet – The Future Of Money Is Here, Sorta
- NFCWorld: Google Wallet Is Live
Here’s a video of it in action:
And if you’re yet to see it, here’s a Seinfeld-inspired advert for Google Wallet. It’ll probably only make sense if you’re a fan of the show.
- Google Wallet (May 27, 2011)
- Google Wallet Upgraded; Adds More Credit Cards, Changes Security (August 1, 2012)
- Paypal Announces Its Own Wallet (November 3, 2011)
- Video: Google Wallet In Action (October 17, 2011)
- Verizon Blocks Google Wallet (December 6, 2011)