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CVS, Rite Aid Shut Out Apple Pay

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This, basically, sucks...

TDBearCT

Oct 27, 2014, 7:53 AM
I have been an avid proponent of NFC, and have been using it for years-- first with my Galaxy S3, then with my Nexus 4 and now with my Nexus 5.

There are multiple ecosystems supporting NFC-- Google Wallet, Softcard (the system formerly known as ISIS) and now Apple Pay. All supporting a common terminal structure that was multi-vendor.

Now MCX is creating a system that requires customers to load yet another proprietary app on their phones, as opposed to using a standards based system and a common terminal structure.

If there was a technical reason for abandoning NFC, I could understand. But to build out yet another proprietary system seems to only serve MCX, and not their client or consumers.
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Joshmo

Oct 27, 2014, 8:17 AM
simple enough...I just wont shop at those places.
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TDBearCT

Oct 27, 2014, 8:59 AM
Joshmo said:
simple enough...I just wont shop at those places.

Walgreens supports NFC payments, and there is one near my house and my office. Problem solved.

http://www.mastercard.us/cardholder-services/paypass ... »
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jinx7676

Oct 27, 2014, 9:22 AM
i may be late to the party, but i just found out google wallet is no longer blocked on AT&T provided you have a secure element SIM so i guess i'm going back to that. Superior to the others IMHO.
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Brad K

Oct 27, 2014, 9:37 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if MCX didn't go the non NFC route so that Apple users could use the app as well. I would guess they started designing the software well before the iPhone 6 launched and they knew for sure if it had NFC.
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