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Is the paypass at Walgreen's fake?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jova33, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. jova33

    jova33 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I went to two different Walgreen's and they have this blue transparent plastic thing with the paypass symbol above the area where you swipe your card, but no lights, wires, or ports on it.

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  2. val88

    val88 Android Enthusiast

    Yeah I notice that too. I asked them about it. The staff said the physical devices were installed but not yet activated.
  3. cammykool

    cammykool Android Expert

    Thats what I was told
  4. jova33

    jova33 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Me thinks they're straight up fake. Like they want to appear to be progressive and hip with technology. Because other paypass machines have a separate wire going to it. The one at Walgreen's doesn't even have a place for a separate wire.

    I took apart a calculator once, and the light sensor thing wasn't connected to anything. And I was like, why would they even include that on there? For looks?
  5. reverendkjr

    reverendkjr Newbie

    I'm reading on the Googlez that Walgreens has signed up for Wallet usage. Not everyone has it up and running yet, but it should be on its way. Definitely not fake.
  6. jova33

    jova33 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Well three Walgreen's in two different states, Oklahoma and Texas, and no joy?
  7. stridermt2k

    stridermt2k Android Enthusiast

    What it means (and all it means) is that the hardware is there, but they haven't rolled out corporate support for it at the store level yet.
    This stuff is new and different companies will surely handle it differently.

    I'm used to Walgreen's having good prices on stuff, I'm not used to them being tech savvy. ;)
  8. InTheRough

    InTheRough Member

    Same here in Kansas. I've been trying it for months. They finally put advertising over the scan area because people kept trying, asking about it.
  9. jova33

    jova33 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I asked an employee about it. He said when they first installed them they were turned on, but due to security concerns about the credit card tags, they disabled them all.
    But with the cell phone you have to put in your pin to charge it, so maybe when someone informs Walgreen's that paypass works with cell phones they'll turn them back on.
  10. CrackBaby

    CrackBaby Android Enthusiast

    Not fake, but not working, either. They don't know what they're doing and are slightly behind the curve.

    CVS works though!
  11. Eris1981

    Eris1981 Android Enthusiast

    Same ones are at my local Staples, only not hooked up.

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