Poll: Do you use Google Wallet since Google expanded compatibility?

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Since Google added compatibility for all major credit cards to its Google Wallet mobile payment app – including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover – a bunch of people who had never used the service before decided to give it a second look. In fact, according to Google: “In the weeks since we released a new version of the Google Wallet app that supports all credit and debit cards, usage has more than doubled. Consumers have immediately grasped the benefit of being able to use any card when shopping in-store and online.”

More than doubling the number of people who use Google Wallet seems like quite an impressive feat – although admittedly, Google hasn’t released hard numbers. If only 1,000 people used the app before, adding 1,000 more isn’t that impressive. However, doubling from 1 million to 2 million is a bit more noteworthy.

In any case, this got me wondering how many of you decided to use the Google Wallet app after credit card compatibility was expanded. Participate in our poll below, and let us know!


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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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28 thoughts on “Poll: Do you use Google Wallet since Google expanded compatibility?

  • Avatar of Mark
    September 14, 2012 at 2:10 pm
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    I never use the app. I don’t like having all my cc info on my phone.

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  • Avatar of Luis Berrios
    September 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm
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    I just usedd it with the free money that google gave me.

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  • Avatar of Luis Berrios
    September 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm
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    Lol type fail.

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  • Avatar of MIcah Brown
    September 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm
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    There should be another option for the answer: “I would use it more if there were more places that supported NFC payments” – That’s me!

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    • Avatar of Marina
      September 14, 2012 at 3:22 pm
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      I agree completely. I tried it for the first time last weekend at CVS and it worked flawlessly. The downside is there are only a handful of merchants that offer the service. I also love the idea of having my “rewards” cards in the same place but sadly the majority of the ones I use regularly are not on the app.

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    • Avatar of bk w/bloody sauce
      September 17, 2012 at 5:28 am
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      ditto that, got it all setup and was in Walgreens and saw that their device is setup for that, tried to use it and the cashier stated that they disabled that feature right now? what? lol.

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  • Avatar of me
    September 14, 2012 at 3:21 pm
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    I still haven used the 10 free dollars.

    Ive been thinking about possibly getting a prepaid credit card to put money into and use that for google wallet for the just in case scenario.

    I cant see myself just using my credit cards for it.

    Even though there is a pattern lock on my screen and use the sprint protection app i see it as a big security risk.

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  • Avatar of Michael
    September 14, 2012 at 3:44 pm
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    I’ve tried it a few times since they opened it up to other cards, but it’s never worked. Out of 3 times at a local CVS, I’ve never been able to successfully complete a transaction. I’m not sure if it’s the store or what.

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  • Avatar of Tom Murphy
    September 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm
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    Google needs to enable all NFC phones that are rooted and running various ROMS (I. E. CM10) to be able to use this feature.

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  • Avatar of Abraham
    September 14, 2012 at 4:03 pm
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    I used my Google Wallet for the pre paid 10 dollars. Spend them at McDonalds before it expires. I still have to decide whether I want to it or not in my normal cards.

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  • Avatar of Damon
    September 14, 2012 at 6:54 pm
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    Walgreens and whole foods are the only places that have nfc near me

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  • Avatar of Cody J
    September 14, 2012 at 8:59 pm
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    If I could use it at more places than CVS then I would use it all the time!

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  • Avatar of Sam
    September 14, 2012 at 9:28 pm
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    I’m too worried about looking like a goofball when it fails to go through.

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  • Avatar of Stringfellow
    September 14, 2012 at 9:37 pm
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    Used free money on McD and CVS. Some McDs did not work, but the 2 that did the employees were amazed.

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  • Avatar of Paul E King
    September 14, 2012 at 11:32 pm
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    I would use it all the time if the places that have the NFC terminals actually worked.

    Been to two places reported working, they have the equipment, just not turned on yet. Finally got it working in a used bookstore of all places.

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  • Avatar of HawaiiD
    September 15, 2012 at 9:14 am
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    Wife been using since it started working again

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  • Avatar of brandon
    September 15, 2012 at 10:33 am
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    i use it whenever its available where im at. i mainly look to use it because it still gets the “wow how did he do that, he must be from the future” look

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  • Avatar of etiyi
    September 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm
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    Nope. I’ve never used it. Probably never will. What’s so hard about pulling out my credit card?

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  • Avatar of GLP
    September 16, 2012 at 7:46 pm
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    I find it more secure then using my card. When using my card I hardly get asked to show ID . Because cards in the states do not have a security chip it is easier for some to use your card. i like the fact that if you can’t unlock the phone in the first place how is someone gong to get to the ap which also requires a pin. If someone get’s your card the damage is done before youe can do any thing about it because most cashiers don’t ask for ID.Only had one incident where the reader did not work. Triied it at CVS,BP PetCo. No problem

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  • Avatar of GLP
    September 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm
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    typing on a ipad sucks

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  • Avatar of Paco Man
    September 17, 2012 at 12:08 am
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    I love using it at circle k and seeing people look at me like why didn’t that guy pay or what. Also if you download Master Cards pay pass locator it will show you according to your GPS location what stores support Google wallet and how to get there.

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  • Avatar of Cubsrule
    September 17, 2012 at 4:46 am
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    I can’t wait for it to be used at more places. I use it and it always works fine.

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  • Avatar of Dick Thorpe
    September 17, 2012 at 4:53 am
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    Won’t use it one mistake is 3 to many! They can make mistakes with other peoples money!
    May be extreme but it’s my hard work not theirs.

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  • Avatar of overclock
    September 17, 2012 at 8:25 am
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    I prefer to swipe my credit card. I’ve never used GW and never will. I don’t trust it one bit.

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  • Avatar of Feech
    September 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm
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    I used it but havent recently because I hate that it takes days to hit my bank account because its being processed as a CC payment. If somehow they could get it to hit like a debit card (24 hours later) it would be all good.

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  • Avatar of PC
    September 17, 2012 at 1:41 pm
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    I would use it if: 1. My phone wasn’t rooted, and 2. There are actually places that accept nfc payments.

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    • Avatar of PC
      September 17, 2012 at 1:42 pm
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      I meant tablet, not phone

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  • Avatar of Enoch
    September 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm
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    lol actually, i only used it after they sent me an email telling me if i didnt use it i would lose my free money haha

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