Verizon is running a new promotion offering two gigabytes of free data for users of Android Pay. While 2GB doesn’t seem like much, and it’s only good for two billing cycles (and let’s be fair, it’ll likely be used up by then), it’s free!
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We recently reported about the likely death of the Google Wallet physical card. Strings of text were found in the latest APK that clearly said that support for the card would end on June 30, while sign ups and adding money to your balance from a ... Read More »
The physical Google Wallet Card was an awesome idea. It’s a regular card like your debit card, but it’s filled using the Google Wallet app. You can use it for purchases without fees, and if it’s out of money, you pull out your phone and refill it. I always kept it empty and in my ... Read More »
A crowded market is only going to get even more crowded as time goes on, and mobile payments aren’t looking any different. Companies that might not have considered mobile payments as a viable means to buy goods just a couple of years ago are turning things around in a big way, and now the number ... Read More »
Samsung Pay launched not long ago, supported by a few new Samsung phones and AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile here in the United States. Missing, of course was Verizon, which didn’t come as much of a surprise to most people.
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Samsung Pay is Samsung’s upcoming mobile payment system, an answer to Apple Pay and Android Pay, two services that are its biggest mobile competitors. However, we won’t be seeing the announced service anytime soon, as it’s been pushed back to the next high-end smartphone launch around September. This ... Read More »
Softcard was an interesting experiment formed by a few U.S. carriers to replace Google Wallet as the number one mobile payment system. Not that being number one helped Google, as it was the only one at the time. But with many deals and partnerships, Softcard was a decent service that would have been far better ... Read More »
Google Wallet is partnering with Softcard, the carrier-backed NFC payment system that has long hindered Google Wallet. Softcard was first introduced several years ago as Isis, an NFC mobile payment system that was supported by AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, all three of which blocked Google Wallet on their devices ... Read More »
We always said that the key to mobile payment adoption was for Apple to debut its own version. Of course, we were right. When Apple debut Apple Pay, more locations suddenly wanted to support NFC payments. One of those places is Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
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Instant messaging giant Snapchat has announced a new feature that allows users to send money to their friends directly through Snapchat. The feature — called Snapcash — is the result of a partnership between Snapchat and Square, the mobile payment leader. Inspired by Square Cash, which allows users to send money to others by simply ... Read More »