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hertzsae

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50 Messages

Wed, Aug 1, 2012 7:38 PM

Request for Google Wallet

AT&T please allow google wallet to install on our phones. I have a Galaxy S2 i777 which I bought hoping that I'd be able to someday use the NFC chip. Google just made their wallet app awesome today. From my understanding AT&T is the only reason that I can't install it.

 

They call it death by a thousand paper cuts. This isn't the reason, but it's added to a list of many that I'll be shopping for new carriers when my contract is up if you don't start changing you policies.

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Teacher

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7 Messages

8 years ago

Yes, I would like to be able to use Google Wallet on my i777 as well.   Please enable it.

smooth4lyfe

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1.5K Messages

8 years ago

AGREED! We should have a choice since the AT&T supposed pay app is taking way too long. Make it available for the Galaxy S3

21stNow

Professor

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2.7K Messages

8 years ago

Add me to the chorus of those who wish to use Google Wallet on AT&T devices!

hertzsae

Scholar

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50 Messages

8 years ago


@smooth4lyfe wrote:

AGREED! We should have a choice since the AT&T supposed pay app is taking way too long. Make it available for the Galaxy S3


Even if AT&T's pay app ever comes out, we should still have a choice of which pay app to use. I pay AT&T to connect me to the internet and phone networks. That shouldn't force us to let them in our wallets as well.

smooth4lyfe

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1.5K Messages

8 years ago


@hertzsae wrote:

@smooth4lyfe wrote:

AGREED! We should have a choice since the AT&T supposed pay app is taking way too long. Make it available for the Galaxy S3


Even if AT&T's pay app ever comes out, we should still have a choice of which pay app to use. I pay AT&T to connect me to the internet and phone networks. That shouldn't force us to let them in our wallets as well.


Yes I agree!

notacyborg

Teacher

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17 Messages

8 years ago

To be honest what at&t is doing (and any of these carriers for that matter) in blocking Google Wallet is anticompetitive [Per Guidelines:  Keep it Relevant and Appropriate].

Teacher

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1 Message

8 years ago

Use of this feature shouldn't require warranty breaking hacks or running ROMs that support it.  Not all users are capable of figuring out how to do it, and it provides unnecessary headaches for those that do.

 

There is no legitimate reason to not allow Google Wallet to run on our devices.

Tutor

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3 Messages

8 years ago

Signed.  I cannot think of a single reason to block the app except anticompetitiveness since they are afraid that everyone will use GW instead of their own baby ISIS.

realized

Teacher

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21 Messages

8 years ago

Google wallet will never work on the sgs2,note,or skyrocket..

Google wallet requires a secure element which none of the phones have... It's a chip in the phone that Google wallet needs to work... If you get Google wallet installed, it won't work and will just give you an error..


Our only options are 1) upgrade to the s3. Root the phone and modify a few files.. 2)wait for isis or 3) wait for secured element Sims to be sold and hope somebody modifies Google wallet to use the sim.

Clayshooter

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115 Messages

8 years ago

The phone carriers should not be allowed to dictate what we can and can't use on our phones.

 

[Per Guidelines: Keep it Relevant and Appropriate]



hertzsae

Scholar

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50 Messages

8 years ago

I was under the impression


@realized wrote:
Google wallet will never work on the sgs2,note,or skyrocket..

Google wallet requires a secure element which none of the phones have... It's a chip in the phone that Google wallet needs to work... If you get Google wallet installed, it won't work and will just give you an error..


Our only options are 1) upgrade to the s3. Root the phone and modify a few files.. 2)wait for isis or 3) wait for secured element Sims to be sold and hope somebody modifies Google wallet to use the sim.


I was under the impression that the latest google wallet update moved the secure elements to the cloud. It could be that they still need the secure elements chip.

 

I would accept it if my phone is not compatible due to a real technical issue like that. That's a problem I can fix with a new phone. What I'm not fine with is the fact that the AT&T will not allow phones with the required hardware to run Google Wallet.

Tutor

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1 Message

8 years ago

I wannt google wallet! Will switch to sprint if att doesnt stop dictating
Trinition

Mentor

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32 Messages

8 years ago

I'll paraphrase what I learned on Xda-Developers: the new Google Wallet sotres a single, virtual credit card number in the secure element, and that card number is proxied to one of your real card numbers in the cloud.  It was a way for google Wallet to support multiple credit cards, but it still requires the secure element.

 

So, we're still stuck.  Doesn't at&t realize Google Wallet is one of the hopes I had when I bought this phone from them?!

hertzsae

Scholar

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50 Messages

8 years ago

Thanks for that info Trinition. I won't expect it to ever work on my S2 then. I've been a mostly happy customer for a long time.

 

Free tethering (I should not have to pay twice for my data) and google wallet are the two features that I will be looking for on my next phone. Let's hope that I don't have to switch carriers to achieve it.

21stNow

Professor

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2.7K Messages

8 years ago

Mobile Share will allow you to tether with the data that you already have.  As far as using Google Wallet on AT&T, you may be limited to the Galaxy Nexus for now.

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