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General Visa certifies NFC phones - Gnex not on list

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by drbugsmn, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. drbugsmn

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    I don't think "official support" is going to stop us from using it. It hasn't so far.
     
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    officially we shouldnt have google wallet yet either.
     
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    "Fish dude" at PetSmart, Best Buy Mobile Sales Ass
    Much too far from the waves
    So those of you using google wallet right now are able to use visas.
     
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    Right now, just Citi Master Card or the Google prepaid card that you recharge. I don't have a Citi, nor do I want one. But when the Visa thing goes live I'll attach my Visa to it.
     
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    I like the prepaid idea...get a card and prepay it for a few hundred dollers and use it at will...

    How's it working out for u?
     
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    Is thr google card taken at as many places as say a visa?
     
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    Says it needs to be on a secure SIM card, though. I don't think we'd be able to just install an apk like with Google Wallet.
     
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    It works anywhere where there is PayPass so you can use NFC. It's just like a prepaid credit card.
     
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    Not bad. The people at Sheetz (a gas station/sandwich chain in Pennsylvania) looked at me like I came down from another planet the first time I used it there. Honestly though, I don't see it saving me any time over pulling my CC out. But it's neat.

    I tried to use it at a Walgreens that has PayPass it it wouldn't work. Didn't even see it.
     
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    Honestly, I wouldn't put that much on it. I had an issue and had to call support- the guy said that since the Nexus wasn't officially supported, you won't get any help from them (and then refused to help me). He also said they'd had multiple people who had lost the money on their prepaid card through some kind of glitch (and some after rooting or switching phones), and weren't able to get it back. I've used it for small amounts, and it's cool, but without being officially backed by Google I'm not about to risk that money.
     
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    I'm jumping in with both feet... broke down and signed up for the Citi Mastercard just to tie it in on my GNex. I've used the prepaid a few times now and like the fluidity of the transaction, not to mention some of the promotional deals that have popped up in Wallet.
     
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