Can we please have Google Wallet functionality?

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Can we please have Google Wallet functionality?

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i have a Galaxy SII Skyrocket. I upgraded to ICS recently, but Google Wallet will still not work because there is no secure element on my phone. I dont quite know how all this works but it seems this is now a problem only my carrier can resolve. I would really like to add something to my SD card or get a new SIM card that has a secure element so i can use this app. if this is something ATT will not ever do, i suppose i can wait until my contract expires and switch to Sprint. Does anyone know what ATT has planned for this?

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I bought my GS3, (with amazing customer service) leaving iPhone not even thinking that certain GOOGLE services would be blocked on an Android phone. I don't claim to understand why Google Wallet isn't allowed; I'm simply saying, it's a service offered, I own a phone with the technology, and AT&T isn't allowing me to use something I want.
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Add me to the list!!  Note 2 please!!

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The Note 2 and S3 CAN Support Google Wallet but AT&T, like Verizon want to create their own standard which competes with Google Wallet and is potentially a huge profit center.  Basically, they do not want to give up a piece of the pie.  I completely understand this but it is at the customer expense.  Please do not lock us into a technology or we will leave - rather make it great and give us choices.  I beleive that if enoguh people voice their concerns on this issue, we will be herd.

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AGREE!

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If you want to show your customers that it is as much about making them happy as meeting a bottom line you need to enable NFC purchasing.  I am giving serious thought to getting a new Nexus 4 for this kind of capability.

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I would also like to have Google Wallet, on my Samsung Galaxy SIII

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Yes ! Att stop being a bully and locking us from technology! Unlock google wallet and get your customer experience numbers up ! Because right now they are low
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Add my voice to the chorus:  This is rediculous. The phone has the capability, and a lot of us get Android phones to streamline Google functions, like Google Voice. That we can't use Google Wallet is just plain silly. I emailed Google about this, and they referenced this help article, which lists supported phones:

http://support.google.com/wallet/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1347934

There's not an AT&T phone among them!!! The hardware is no different. Google might want to make a option that would generate a UPC or QR code that can be scanned, like the Starbuck's app does, in order to get around AT&T's block-headed blocking of functionality.  Maybe AT&T is trying to create an exclusive market for a similar AT&T-owned credit service, but it defeats the point of centralizing functions with a smart phone. (Hey, AT&T: Ask Sony how well that business plan worked for them with the Beta!)

 

 

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I need google wallet too. I upgraded from Motorola Atrix and was shocked to discover that I can no longer use Google wallet. I have to believe that somebody from AT&T reads these forums and they would take an action. This is such a simple issue for them to fix.

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Just get a nexus and stop complaining. Att is going to support their own wallet version over goggle wallet
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I'll chime in here for the One X community... We would like Google Wallet functionality since Isis is not an option for most of us.

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You know you can try the AT&T iPhone or the AT&T windows phone both are a penny or maybe .99 cents if you have a two years contract and already have an AT&T contract with those savings for yourself. I want to try the wallet btw I've just seen it yesterday and didn't know they had one. Nonetheless I did ask them earlier this week did the have a Wallet so I can put money in it and have something there for my bills and purchases. So the advertisements out now on the ATT.NET website showing it as updated as brand new. I login with my email account by ATT also my hme phone account and my uverse internet wireless gateway account.
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Me too wanna be able use a smart phone like it should be.. Htc one x
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AT&T... Anyone... Where are we with Google Wallet and the HTC One X? Any news?

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The ability to use Google Wallet was one of the things I was looking forward to when switching from the iPhone to Android ... was very disappointed when I got me HTC One home, went to the Play Store and found that Wallet was not supported on my device.

 

Kind of makes having an NFC chip in your phone a bit less useful, and yes, I know there are plenty of other uses for NFC besides making payments with your phone. It would still be nice to have the option though.

 

C'mon AT&T give your users who are paying good money every month for your service the ability to fully utilize their phones and let us have access to Google Wallet.

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