Sprint Mobile Wallet Offers Alternative For On-Device Purchases
Oct 27, 2010, 8:01 PM by Philip Berne
Sprint today announced Sprint Mobile Wallet, a new way to make payments for apps and services on a mobile device. The Mobile Wallet lets customers use existing Visa, MasterCard or Amazon Payments accounts, instead of using alternative services like Google Checkout or PayPal. Customers receive a PIN code and choose their method of payment at checkout. Payments are handled by CardinalCommerce. Sprint says the Mobile Wallet will allow payments within apps and on devices without the need for a separate app store.
Google Unfolds A Brand New Wallet App for Android
Google today released a fully redesigned Google Wallet application for Android devices. Google Wallet is not an app for making mobile payments at retail.
Amazon Makes Mobile Wallet App Available
Amazon recently released a mobile wallet application for Android-based smartphones. The app, which Amazon has labeled a beta, lets people store gift cards, loyalty cards, and membership cards, which can be scanned or typed directly into the app.
Microsoft Wallet Gains Tap-to-Pay Functionality
Microsoft today updated its Microsoft Wallet app and gave Lumia smartphone owners the ability to make mobile payments at supporting retailers. Windows Mobile has long included a Wallet app, but until today it was reserved for loyalty cards and other retail programs.
Google to Discontinue Wallet Debit Card
Google has begun informing owners of the Google Wallet Card that it will cease supporting the card come June 30. The Wallet Card was initially paired with the Google Wallet app for mobile payments, but Google transitioned its mobile payment service away from Google Wallet to Android Pay.