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Google Wallet Goes Live at More Retail Locations

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Oct 17, 2011, 2:33 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Google today announced that a larger selection of retail locations are now accepting its Google Wallet-based payment service. The service, which ties a phone-based near-field communications chip to a credit card account, has been up and running at Subway and Walgreens locations in New York City and San Francisco for about a month. Today they are joined by American Eagle Outfitters, The Container Store, Foot Locker, Guess, Jamba Juice, OfficeMax and Toys'R'Us retail locations. In addition to the retail expansion today also said that these stores can redeem coupons and/or earn rewards points at these locations. Some of the coupons will be available from within the Offers tab of the Wallet application. Google Wallet is currently only available to the Samsung Nexus S on Sprint's network.

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Oct 18, 2011, 12:21 AM

only on nexus S .. on Sprint

so basically only about 5000 people can access it and only 5 people know about it? /sarcasm

but seriously why only one device and one carrier? and of all the devices and carrier combinations, why that?
Im fairly sure Google has no desire to keep it only with Sprint and only with the Nexus but, before Google can get a manufacture to put something like that into the phone the have to know there will be a market for a product like that which is what go...
The Nexus S 4G has the NFC capability required to use this feature. I believe we will start seeing this feature expand to more devices in the very near feature, but even with the Nexus S being the only device to support it, the app has over 100k downl...
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