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How to and when to use NFC?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SFBayArea, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. SFBayArea

    SFBayArea Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Probably stupid question, but now that we have a solution on the Nexus Verizon to install Google Wallet, I was wondering how to use it?
    When I go to store what should I see at the register in order to use NFC? Do I need to open NFC app on my phone in order for this thing to work, and then bump phone on the "card reader" at the register?

    What are other uses of the NFC besides payment in the store?


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  2. Stigy

    Stigy Some say...

    For Google Wallet:

    Tap phone against card reader (should have PayPass symbol for compatibility). If you haven't used Wallet in a while it prompts you for your 4-digit PIN. You type it in and then bump the phone against the reader again. If you have used the app recently, you just bump the phone against the reader and it pays.

    No need for interaction before the initial bump though.

    Here are other uses for NFC as per other threads:

  3. SFBayArea

    SFBayArea Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So no need for me to open or have Google Wallet app open? NFC will recognize that I want to pay when I bump the phone on the register with the PayPass sign? Does it mean that phone can even be in locked sleep mode, or do I need to at least unlock the phone?
  4. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Android Expert

    I used it today. When I opened Google Wallet it had a tutorial at the very bottom. You do not have to have Google Wallet open. I did not come into physical contact with the machine (at McDonald's) but I had to tell the lady I was paying with credit.

    Worked like a charm. THANKS FOR BREAKFAST GOOGLE!
  5. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Android Expert

    oh, the phone does have to be 'awake' (According to the instructions)
  6. SFBayArea

    SFBayArea Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I think I got it. Thanks.

    What other NFC uses are there besides payment? Can NFC scan those cheap like AMEX cards? Any other uses?
  7. Check the two threads posted near the top.

    In Japan, they are used everywhere. Like if you walk into a store, they would have a tag on a sign that you tap to check in or open a webpage with their store information, etc.
  8. shaffilupagus

    shaffilupagus Newbie

    In Europe and other places abroad, you can't use a US credit card because it doesn't have a 'smartchip.' I wonder if NFC lets you circumvent this...
  9. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    You can also beam with it... but you need someone else with a Nexus to do it :eek:

    More info on Wallet can be found at wallet.google.com

  10. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 Android Expert

  11. SFBayArea

    SFBayArea Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Just went to the local Wholefood store and paid with my phone :). The register guy was looking at me like I am nuts trying to pay with my phone :).
  12. crackers8199

    crackers8199 Android Enthusiast

    I used wallet for the first time last night at McDonald's... but I had to actually open the app before the paypass thing would recognize it.

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