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September 21, 2011updated 04 Apr 2017 4:15pm

Google Wallet goes live

The wait is finally over: The first version of Google wallet has gone live in the US.

By Dursaff Ibrahim

The wait is finally over: The first version of Google wallet has gone live in the US.

Google wallet app enables consumers to tap and pay using their phone and near field communication (NFR).

The app is being released to all Sprint Nexus S4G phones through an over-the-air update.

Consumers with Citi MasterCard credit cards and Google Prepaid Card will be able to use their Nexus S4G to pay for items.

The launch comes just after Visa granted Google a license to use its NFC-based payment technology payWave.

Peter Ayliffe, CEO of Visa Europe said:

“Building Visa technology into Google Wallet gives our member banks a revolutionary way to meet their customers’ needs through the smart phone.”

Google has said Discover and American Express have also made available their NFC specifications to enable their cards to future versions of Google Wallet.

 

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