Request for Google Wallet

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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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Professor

Re: Latest Google Wallet still requires Secure Element

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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Scholar

Re: Latest Google Wallet still requires Secure Element


21stNow wrote:

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.


Mobile share would also significantly raise my bill. $110/month for using slightly more than 1GB a month through a single phone does not sound like a good deal to me. If I pay for 2GB a month (non mobile share), then I should get to use that tethered or not.

 

Verizon customers are fortunate due to the fact that their carrier is beholden to extra rules that protect the customers:

http://gigaom.com/mobile/fcc-tells-verizon-you-cant-block-tethering-apps-verizon-settles-for-1-25m/

http://www.fcc.gov/document/verizon-wireless-pay-125-million-settle-investigation

 

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Professor

Re: Latest Google Wallet still requires Secure Element

Tethering is also included in the 5GB data plan that AT&T has now.

 

While VZW customers may be able to tether, I hardly consider us (since I have an account there, too) fortunate.

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Scholar

Re: Latest Google Wallet still requires Secure Element

Yes it is available on the 5GB plan, but that's also an extra $20/month ($240/yr or $480/contract length) that I don't need to spend for data that I'm already buying.

If we're not vocal, it's not going to change.
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Teacher

Re: Latest Google Wallet still requires Secure Element

Bought SGS3 to use Google Wallet but looks like is not allowed by AT&T. So lame...
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Re: Latest Google Wallet still requires Secure Element

I don't know about the GS3, but on I777 it's starting to look like a fundamental technical limitation of the phone.

 

To my knowledge, Google Wallet is not running on any I9100P device either.  The "P" is an I9100 variant with NFC added - the I777 is almost identical to the P except for the touchkeys and call audio configuration.

 

However I'm disappointed that AT&T has been outright removing NFC from their I777 releases even though it DOES have uses other than GW.

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Tutor

Re: Request for Google Wallet

YES YES YES!!!  I've never HEARD of such a thing.  Blocking an app... FORCING us to use your product.  Who knows?  I may like your product better!  But the least you can do is give me the friggin' choice!  This is America!  I thought we were better than that.  AT&T you can't fathom how irate I am with you right now.  I switced from the iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S3 and the ONLY reason I did so was to use the Google Wallet app with the NFC capablity.  IT'S A GOOGLE PHONE for Android's sake!!!  How are you going to block a Google Product?!  That's like someone buying an iPhone and you blocking the use of FaceTime... Oh... Wait... :^/ you did that too.  We need freedom of choice here AT&T!!!  If you don't fix this you better believe when my contract expires so will my LONG STANDING relationship with AT&T.  I've been a loyal customer for well over a decade... Sad that you are going to lose so many customers over this single issue.

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Scholar

Re: Request for Google Wallet


JacKalGQ wrote:

YES YES YES!!!  I've never HEARD of such a thing.  Blocking an app... FORCING us to use your product.  Who knows?  I may like your product better!  ...


Even worse is that Isis has been delayed, so they don't even have a product to force us to use.

 

http://gigaom.com/2012/09/13/isis-delays-launch-of-payment-system-no-date-announced/

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Add my voice to the call for Google wallet on supported devices. I bought my Galaxy S3 because one of the main features I wanted was Google Wallet. Come to find out the only way I can use it is to spend hours hacking my phone because AT&T wants more of my money. 

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Teacher

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I would really like Google Wallet. Why is it available for Verizon and Sprint but not AT&T? Please give me a time frame if and when this could happen. Thanks

 

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Teacher

Re: Request for Google Wallet

I so 100% agree with you. Totally insane.

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Teacher

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Agree with you on every level. At&t will lose customers just because on blocking? I really bought my samsung Galaxy S3 for the same reason.

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If you want ISIS to compete with Wallet - fine - but don't lock out users form having choices!

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Mentor

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Count me in too! I want Google Wallet on my new Galaxy Note 2

 

And please enable MultiView on that deveice too!

 

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