07-16-2012 11:04 AM - edited 07-16-2012 11:05 AM
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?
10-03-2012 6:37 PM
10-29-2012 8:14 PM
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.
11-04-2012 6:12 PM
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.
12-30-2012 11:00 AM
01-02-2013 2:44 PM
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:
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!)
02-17-2013 12:13 PM
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.
02-17-2013 3:41 PM
03-09-2013 4:11 AM
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.
03-09-2013 11:14 AM
05-04-2013 2:06 PM
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.