Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sprint is First Carrier to Offer Google Wallet

Sprint is the first carrier to offer Google Wallet, a new app/service that lets consumers pay using their smartphone. Sprint is initially supporting Google Wallet on the Nexus S 4G phone. The Google Wallet Android app stores virtual versions of a customer's credit cards, offers and loyalty cards right on the phone.

“Sprint is thrilled to be the first U.S. carrier to offer Google Wallet,�? said Fared Adib, vice president of Product at Sprint. “Nexus S 4G is the first to receive new versions of Android software, and today's upgrade puts the near-field communications, or NFC, chip in the phone to work so customers can have a secure virtual wallet on their phone. NFC capabilities on smartphones open the door to a new level of convenience and security.�?

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