Nov 20 AT 2:56 PM Dima Aryeh 21 Comments

Google finally releases physical Wallet card, can now be ordered

Don't look for Google Wallet on the Epic 4G Touch.

The Google Wallet card was referenced in the Google Wallet APK a long time ago, getting us excited that Google has been working on a physical card that encapsulates all our cards through the Google Wallet account and app. We hadn’t heard anything for so long, we kind of forgot about it. But it’s finally back, and it’s available to order straight from Google!

The card can be used anywhere, just like a standard card can, without the need for NFC. It will automatically draw money from your Google Wallet balance, though it is unclear whether it will be able to draw money from the cards stored in your Wallet account. According to the earlier reference, you can select the card it will automatically use in the Wallet app, and we hope that is the case now. A card limited to your Wallet balance is not all that useful.

As someone who now uses Isis because Google Wallet doesn’t work on my AT&T phone, it’s exciting to see Google push an all-in-one card, especially a free one. I ordered one, and I suggest you do too. Keep in mind that it’s most likely US only, though. Hit the source link to go to the Wallet website, and on the left, hit “Wallet app and card.” There, you will be able to order one after verifying your identity, if you haven’t already. It should arrive in 10-12 days, then you can activate it! Are you guys as excited as I am to give it a try?

Via: Android Police

Source: Google Wallet

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • Clark Wimberly

    “A card limited to your Wallet balance is not all that useful.”

    I don’t need another damn Paypal.

    • SGB101

      I have my bank card linked to Wallet, so I it just takes it out my bank. I do the same with PP also, so I can’t see it being any different.

      This is good to move wallet some what, but if I have to carry the Google Wallet card to get access to my bank, why not just use the bank card?

      Being a geek I’d carry the Google card, but my wife and the rest of the ‘normal’ people will see it as an extra un needed layer, that adds nothing, and needs setting up.

      Add the factor that the news (UK/euro) is going it’s best to scare it’s shitizens in regard to Google, I can see this being a struggle. They should remove the name Google from it all together and firewall a company off, for the time being.

      What is Google’s rep like in the US? How does your press betray them?

    • Wanda Franco

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      • Andrew Joslin

        My thoughts exactly, you spamming piece-of-sh**!

    • P.

      Paypal doesn’t have a physical card that you can use at a real store. This is supposed to save space in your wallet.

      • Jordan C Smith

        Yes it does they have a “Paypal Debit Card” that draws from your PayPal balance and be used at an atm

  • jamal adam

    Just to let you know the source link to Google Wallet is broken.

  • EricB

    Need a Windows Phone client for this. :)

    • Dan Jones

      I don’t think you understand.

      You don’t need a Windows Phone client to use a physical card that goes in your wallet.

  • nportelli

    I don’t get it. I thought NFC cell phones were going to be the easy way to pay?

    • mattcoz

      Not very easy for those who don’t have NFC cell phones.

    • mattcoz

      Sounds like it is just your Wallet balance and not your linked cards.

      “The Google Wallet Card is a physical prepaid debit card that allows you to access your Wallet Balance in the real world, at ATMs, banks, and wherever MasterCard┬« Debit is accepted.”

      Oh well, I had hopes of this being a Coin competitor, but I guess not.

      • NasLAU

        When I first read this I thought “Damn! I wish I didn’t pre-order Coin.” I guess Coin is still the way to go.

  • Ricky

    If I have multiple cards linked to the Wallet card and I always have my phone with the app with me, me being a minimalist, can I carry this one card while switching the default payment to any of my cards such as my debit and credit cards?

    • Dan Jones

      No. It doesn’t pay from your default card. It pays from your Google Wallet balance. You have to add to your Google Wallet balance beforehand.

  • Banker

    I like using Google Wallet with my phone. I find it easy and convenient for the stores that accept it. I live in Atlanta and McDonald’s, Walgreen’s, and a few deli shops are the only places I can use the tap and pay. The card being linked to my Wallet balance is more trouble than linking to the default card on my account. I wouldn’t mind loading the card once a month for small purchases like lunches, but it still doesn’t truly give me the all in one card I want. Loading the Wallet balance will be hard for those who live paycheck to paycheck or the little flexible income.

  • Pravas

    I do not need it as of now.

  • donger

    Gonna sign up for one.

  • Dan Jones

    I can see one possible use for it. You could use it to control your spending. Decide how much you’re willing to spend during a week, and at the beginning of the week, add that amount to your Wallet balance.

    Only problem is that there’s a 2.9% fee to add to your Wallet from a credit card. If you add from your bank account, there’s no fee, but it takes two days. But if you added your weekly allowance on Friday night, it should be there by Monday morning (assuming that’s not two business days).

  • E-man

    Oh, the irony. :)

  • Swapnil

    How about coin?
    Earlier I had a concern about skimming of data, but now apparently the app tells you how many time your card was read. So you would eventually know if it was used somwhere else ! moreover now they are offering a morse code style pwd which you need to click after you select a card so that the waiter cannot cycle through other cards !

    Pre order one now !