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Verizon: We are Not Blocking Google Wallet, Viewed Differently Than Other Apps

The Android world was furious last night when word broke that Google Wallet would not be available to the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus. The reasons for this move were not all that surprising with the ISIS NFC payment system from VZW, T-Mobile and AT&T on the way, but people still have the right to be frustrated.

Words like “block” that were used to describe the situation appear to have hit a nerve with VZW. In a statement released within the last few minutes, they want to make it clear that they do not “block” apps (except for tethering apps of course). They also want you to understand that Google Wallet is not like the rest of the apps in the world as it does not simply access the OS or basic hardware of your phone. Instead it needs to be securely integrated into a hardware element of your phone, something they are not comfortable with yet.

Full statement after the break.  

Recent reports that Verizon is blocking Google Wallet on our devices are false. Verizon does not block applications.

Google Wallet is different from other widely-available m-commerce services. Google Wallet does not simply access the operating system and basic hardware of our phones like thousands of other applications. Instead, in order to work as architected by Google, Google Wallet needs to be integrated into a new, secure and proprietary hardware element in our phones.

We are continuing our commercial discussions with Google on this issue.

So while they continue having “commercial” discussions with Google over Wallet, we should point out that Google pointed the finger directly at Verizon for this app being left out of the phone. That’s right, even earlier this morning a Google rep had this to say to CNET:

Verizon asked us not to include this functionality in the product

Whoever is to blame, I’d say we are a long way from seeing it officially supported. Politics. Fun.

Cheers Mark, Tekroo, Tyler and Mike!

  • Michael Dunigan

    Nice to see VZW actually provide a comment on something related to the Nexus. After all, they don’t currently have any Droids that have NFC chips right?  So, they basically have announced a response for a product that cannot run on any currently announced devices.   Seems to me that perhaps you should announce the phone first and then address the concern around this issue.

  • Travis

    Guarantee Apple creates their own payment system for iOS… there’s too much potential.

    • Anthony Vella

      And charges 3% for every purchase. Then wait, Verizon, AT&T and whoever will charge 5% ruining the entire idea Google has been trying to play out. When will you realize Google your better threatening to open your own wireless company, your too nice to Verizon especially. Steve Jobs would have burned Verizon’s Corporate Building by now…

  • GCurry

    Someone will be collecting payments from everyone in the world, via smartphones.   As such, they will get a cut.   Even 1% of all the money exchanges in the world, over time, is a LOT of money.

    The telcos and phone hardware vendors were miffed that Google beat them to some kind of solution, was going to take the whole 1% pie.   So they formed their own 1%ers group, without Google.

    The “commercial discussions” are now to decide how they’re going to split up the 1% PIE.

    It has nothing whatsoever to do with security or any other customer benefit.

  • Anonymous

    Who cares, you can’t even use it since the only merchant that accepts it is inside the Google campus…. Merchant fees are so excessive that market adoption will loooooooonnnnnngggggg coming…

    • http://twitter.com/clancy3434 shannon clancy

      so i guess the “now accepting google wallet” logos i see at duane reed and inside every NYC taxi cab was put there by some inconsiderate vandal… 

      • Anonymous

        Probably…. jk lol

  • http://twitter.com/clancy3434 shannon clancy

    i actually believe the anger that came to the forefront over the news that it would not be supported will actually get google wallet on the nexus quicker…

  • Stewie

    We never blocked it, we disallow its installation.

    Kinda like:

    Jha: VZ made us lock our phone down.

    Now THAT is one time we all can agree that that is not the case.

  • http://www.facebook.com/borisof007 Ryan Furlong

    Can Google just buy Verizon and have this issue resolved?

    • prsplayer210

      no because verizon is a publicly traded company

      • http://XDInd.com/ Adam

        Verizon Wireless is a privately owned company. with equal shares owned by Verizon Communications and Vodafone.

  • AJ

    Google needs to put there foot down and say “Enough of this bullshit on our Nexus!”

    • AJ

      P.S. I wanst even intrested in Google Wallet, but now I am going to use it just to spite Verizon.

  • Anonymous

    This just in…. Pissing match between Verizon and Google delay the Nexus until all issues can be resolved….

  • joejoe5709

    Meh. You guys act like this is the only use for NFC. There’s a hundred uses and plenty of avenues for creative developers to follow. I don’t think I’ll like using anything like Isis or Google Wallet anyway unless I get a discount at the register for using it. I’ll just keep my debit card on me, thanks. That said, the world (or at least the US) should decide on one (maybe two) major system(s) to use and stick with it. If there’s 20 different systems, this is will fail miserably.

  • Anonymous

    Look, Verizon was also not blocking GPS on Blackberries a few years ago. Oh, wait, it was.

    • J Dub

      Even farther back with blocking the ability to add photos and music onto the Razr. I had to hack mine just to put music and photos on there. Basic functionality that was blocked so you would use the VCast services (pay for them).

      • Anonymous

        An unrelated question (possibly related to functionality-blocking) is — why is Visual Voicemail a pay-service on Android phones($1.99 or $2.99 per month)? The iPhone has Visual Voicemail built-in to the system – I set up my boss’s iPhone for her, and I was stunned to see the built-in visual voicemail. Brilliant. And, available on iOS for quite a while now. The only reason I can imagine Google has not built in such a feature is in order to avoid ‘offending’ the carriers. And, yes, $2 is completely unreasonable in addition to the already high data and voice costs. Actually, I am ok with $30/month data. I’m not ok with the voice charges – those are what need to drop. Voice uses so very little bandwidth. If I could drop my Voice component, keep ONLY data…and use VOIP (successfully and dependably)…that would be my solution to ever increasing phone charges (and I’m sure there will be increases in the next year…Verizon is hungry for more return on investment due to the LTE build-out).

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1953314 Nathan Domier

          You can set up Google Voice to be your answering machine and thus your visual voice mail on your existing number, that’s how I have mine set up.  Just read the instructions on the Google voice page.

          • Anonymous

            Thank you, Nathan. I have to get a new Google Voice number first, I let my old one expire because I didn’t want to migrate my main number to Google. I will probably do this soon, though. It really does sound very useful.

  • Attila S

    I WISH THAT COMPANIES WILL START SELLING THE PHONES ALSO AS OME VERSION TOO.

    • DroidTrain

      If you just calm down and stop type yelling, you might make a coherent statment.

  • Anonymous

    Um…I don’t agree with VZW here.  This is not right.  Plain and simple.  All it needs is a NFC chip that the Gnex is supposed to have.

  • Jaime Ramirez

    we all know its verizon come on

  • Dominick DeVito

    Verizon. *oink oink*

    PIGS

    • Anonymous

      Thats what Im saying. Wanna rub d*cks together?

  • Keii Graham

    My Vanilla is tasting a little off.

    • EC8CH

      HA!

    • David Denton

      French Vanilla?

    • Anonymous

      It’s V-nilla.
      …like V-Cast, V-Crap…and other V-(Cr)apps.

      I agree with some of the other posters – I object to Verizon blocking a competing product from my phone, because although right now it’s a product which I won’t be using, in the future it could be a product which I want. And I am certain that I won’t use a product developed by the carriers to handle my money. Riiiight. Since the wireless industry has proven so trustworthy with private data. There will be people just waiting to pick-pocket your ISIS (or Google) Wallet. I won’t even use a banking app on my phone — the security really isn’t there yet. And, even though I wouldn’t be responsible ultimately if money were stolen due to a financial app/security hole — it would be a major pain in the rear; and possibly lead to years of increased data fraud/identity theft risk.

      • See through walls.

        Hahaha SECURITY. Get an IPHONE and u won’t have to worry about android malware stealing your money.

        • Anonymous

          I would have gotten an iPhone if an LTE model had been released this year, and if they’d increased the screen size. A 3.5″ screen is just too small for me; also I’ve found LTE to be really useful – when my home cable internet went offline due to system problems, I was able to use my current LTE phone via Hotspot to work on my computer at around 10Mbps. I use Verizon, and I’m not leaving the network. So, next year…if the iPhone 5 is an LTE model, and features at least a 4″ screen, I may migrate to iOS.
          Re malware – I’m not worried about malware per se on the Android platform; it looks like the major security risks are clueless users. I honestly doubt that any mobile OS is truly ‘safe.’ It’s just that as you increase the possibility of return on investment for criminals – ie, a nice new electronic wallet on a mobile OS, full of security holes left there either through sloppy Google coding, carrier manipulation and sloppy work, or manufacturer-introduced security flaws…that’s got to be seen as an invitation to the massive data-fraud criminal element worldwide. Just wait…it will happen.

        • Anonymous

          I would have gotten an iPhone if an LTE model had been released this year, and if they’d increased the screen size. A 3.5″ screen is just too small for me; also I’ve found LTE to be really useful – when my home cable internet went offline due to system problems, I was able to use my current LTE phone via Hotspot to work on my computer at around 10Mbps. I use Verizon, and I’m not leaving the network. So, next year…if the iPhone 5 is an LTE model, and features at least a 4″ screen, I may migrate to iOS.
          Re malware – I’m not worried about malware per se on the Android platform; it looks like the major security risks are clueless users. I honestly doubt that any mobile OS is truly ‘safe.’ It’s just that as you increase the possibility of return on investment for criminals – ie, a nice new electronic wallet on a mobile OS, full of security holes left there either through sloppy Google coding, carrier manipulation and sloppy work, or manufacturer-introduced security flaws…that’s got to be seen as an invitation to the massive data-fraud criminal element worldwide. Just wait…it will happen.

        • Anonymous

          I would have gotten an iPhone if an LTE model had been released this year, and if they’d increased the screen size. A 3.5″ screen is just too small for me; also I’ve found LTE to be really useful – when my home cable internet went offline due to system problems, I was able to use my current LTE phone via Hotspot to work on my computer at around 10Mbps. I use Verizon, and I’m not leaving the network. So, next year…if the iPhone 5 is an LTE model, and features at least a 4″ screen, I may migrate to iOS.
          Re malware – I’m not worried about malware per se on the Android platform; it looks like the major security risks are clueless users. I honestly doubt that any mobile OS is truly ‘safe.’ It’s just that as you increase the possibility of return on investment for criminals – ie, a nice new electronic wallet on a mobile OS, full of security holes left there either through sloppy Google coding, carrier manipulation and sloppy work, or manufacturer-introduced security flaws…that’s got to be seen as an invitation to the massive data-fraud criminal element worldwide. Just wait…it will happen.

        • Keii Graham

          I’ve seen my fair share of iPhone security issues pop up in recent months.

      • prsplayer210

        i disagree as a person who frequently misplaces his wallet but seem to never lose my phone i want google wal;let ive lost my wallet before and had thousand dollars or so charged to one of my creditcards which are just as dangerous. this nfc really is no new thing exxonmobil has used it for years with there speedpass and i love my speedpass nothing is more convinent i have my exxoncards in formation on my key ring. anyways its not like someone can steal your information buy standing near you when you use google wallet. due to hardware level encryption and security

  • Anonymous

    Looks like we’ll need CM9 afterall

  • EC8CH

    “commercial” discussions? 

    shouldn’t it be “security” discussions?

    That is unless VZW is just trying to siphon off some money for themselves from G-Wallet.

  • Anonymous

    Nobody will support mobile wallet until apple plugs the iphone with it….LOL

  • Anonymous

    90 percent of the top 200 retailers said they wont support mobile wallet for 2-4 years besides a small percentage of places. McDonalds, WalMart, Subway, CVS, Target, etc….

  • Haproot

    Wow VZW has their foot in their mouth.  “We do not block apps” UM yes.. VZW..  you do. 
    It really isn’t a big deal to me yet.  But VZW seems to really be acting a lot like @pple.

  • Anonymous

    “…secure and proprietary…”  I sense security through obscurity, Verizon.

  • http://twitter.com/mnguyea David Nguyen

    i think the point is that it is OPEN. If you don’t use or do it is your option too. Verizon just wants to make sure it can get as much money as it can and Google wallet may take away from their profit. So far the launch of Galaxy Nexus on Verizon has been a misstep after misstep. Sorry, Verizon guys…you had to be the bad apple to ruin it for all the rest of us. The phone probably would have been out by now.

  • EC8CH

    Verizon dragging their feet so that Google Wallet doesn’t get too big of a headstart over ISIS.

    I bet they allow official support eventually, but not until ISIS is closer to launch.

  • http://twitter.com/kashtrey Trebor Waihee

    I’m just hoping Isis launches soon. Not to use it, but because Verizon will be in little bit more of a pinch to deny something like Google Wallet when they have the same kind of technology. It will be anti competitive practices and potentially get them in some trouble.  Either that or wait til next year, when Apple comes up with their “me too” version of NFC payments and all of a sudden gets credit for revolutionizing mobile.

  • Anonymous

    I read this site everyday and have for the past year or two. Some posters are so shortsighted. Yes, it sucks that Google Wallet will not be on the Verizon Nexus. But, what is worse, not having Google Wallet, or not having a Nexus on Verizon at all?

    LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE.

    • J Dub

      I don’t consider it a true Nexus device if they have blocked or removed features. I mean NFC is built into the hardware on the Nexus. It’s a big part of Android going forward.

      • EC8CH

        unlock it, root it, flash it

        that’s what Nexus wants.

        • Roshan John

          but for us normals, who don’t know how to flash devices… were just beat st. 

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Giles/24615546 Justin Giles

            Then learn how to flash your device…there are forums all over the place that give step by step directions…use your OG as a Guinea Pig

      • Anonymous

        I agree that Android is making a big NFC push, but… it’s still there. The hardware is there in the device, it’s just not being utilized by a particular application (Google Wallet in this case).

        I typically root and flash, so it’s less of an issue to me than others. I’m just looking forward to a phone that has good hardware and can be rooted and flashed easily. Maybe it’s not a “full blown” Nexus when you walk out the door of the Verizon store, but it’s not going to be a chore to remedy that.

        Now, if they said something crazy like the bootloader is locked down… well, I would shit bricks then, but Google Wallet… meh.

        • Anonymous

          the problem some of us face with regard to flashing is the “may void your warranty” disclaimer — 
          My experience with Samsung and LTE:
          Bought brand new Droid Charge in late May. Phone died (Died!) in late August. Verizon rep made a swift diagnosis – they replaced my phone with a new Droid Charge Sept.1 (or thereabouts). Verizon handled the problem professionally and quickly – the journey from device failure to replacement device receipt was 2 days total. 

          I’m very easy on my devices…in fact, nothing has ever just ‘failed’ on me before. I’m not exaggerating. Really. So, I’m not at all confident that my Galaxy Nexus will last more than a few months before some crucial part of it fails, and the whole device needs to be replaced – like my Charge. As much as I’d like to root my phone, I’d be furious if I had to purchase one anew due to a voided warranty.

  • http://iamandroid.co/profile/rocktoonz Rocktoonz

    Leave it to Verizon to screw up a Google Experience phone.

  • Anonymous

    MORE LIKE VERIZON IS SO STUPID AND GREEDY!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!11 THEY WILL SAY ANYTHING THEY WANT YOU TO HEAR. I HATE VERIZON AND I HATE ALL OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. GGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!111!!!! im gay

  • Jim Mutter

    Verizon is correct that Google Wallet needs access to secure and proprietary elements in the phone.  That’s the SAME access that ISIS needs. 

    • Anonymous

      How do you know?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

    “Verizon does not block applications”

    WTF? Then why doesn’t wifi-tether work on my device?

    • 2Ceedz

      In a statement released within the last few minutes, they want to make it clear that they do not “block” apps (except for tethering apps of course).

  • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

    Sure, they’ll talk about Google Wallet not being on the G-Nex, but why won’t they talk about the G-Nex???

    • Anonymous

      First rule of the Galaxy Nexus is don’t talk about the Galaxy Nexus.

      • EC8CH

        Liked

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Giles/24615546 Justin Giles

        If in fighting to get this phone someone goes limb, taps-out, screams stop.

        The fight is over.

        If this is your first Nexus phone….

        you have to fight!

  • Eric

    Dear Verizon,

    You’re full of SH*T!!!!

  • Omar Ibrahim

    i call bs on verizon

  • Eric Kwan

    I’m not exactly enthused about consolidating all my payment information into my phone and wouldn’t use Google Wallet either way, but that’s still a crummy move on Verizon’s part to disallow it.

    • Anonymous

      Same feeling here. Basically what I read was this:

      “We don’t block applications. We technically aren’t lieing to you because Google wallet isn’t an application.”

      • http://twitter.com/deadly_v2 Jeff Stewart

        yes they do block applications *cough*easytether*/cough*

        • Roshan John

          waiit, i still use easytether. is that suppposed to be blocked? 

        • prsplayer210

          just grab pdanet

        • http://XDInd.com/ Adam

          there are tons of tethering apps on the market, they just don’t work because the way they try to connect doesn’t work on the network unless you have the feature on the account.

  • http://twitter.com/dren_martin Josh Martin

    but does the SGN include the NFC chip still on VZW? 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

       Yup.  There are many other uses for NFC other than mobile payments.

      • http://twitter.com/dren_martin Josh Martin

        Thanks! :) That’s all that matters to me lol.  I’m sure the dev community will figure out how to get Google Wallet working anyways haha

  • JD

    Hope someone sues Verizon under open access rules. Why is my phone’s functionality limited by my provider.

    They are a pipe not a security firm. What happens if my bank account gets hacked by a person using Verizon’s network; will they hold themselves responsible for that? NO! Then why are they claiming responsibility for this piece of security? Oh ya, they have a competing product.

    • kretz

      Yes, let’s sue everyone for everything they do. If you care so much, dont’ buy the phone – oh, there’s an idea…

      • EC8CH

        I justed sued you for horrible execution of internet sarcasm.

        • Jordan

          Im suing you for saying “justed”.

          • EC8CH

            HA.

            I’m suing you for your neglect of  apostrophes

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=522892603 Mo Tanks

            May I sue you for not ending your sentence in a period?

          • EC8CH

            periods are for pussies

          • Roshan John

            touche

          • Xfloggingkylex

            Sued for lack of a period.

          • EC8CH

            Sued for lack of an avatar.

          • Anonymous

            Sued because I like men.

          • Anonymous

            Hahaha! I just realized what was going on with your last few posts.  Funny shit dude, that is some dedication!

          • Roshan John

            i’ve been noticing too. perplexed at first but nice continuum 

      • Anonymous

        So you are okay with verizon blocking a competing product so they can make more money? I won’t use google wallet either way, but what they are doing isn’t right.

      • Anonymous

        It’s not about the phone. Verizon is resorting to anti-competitive practices that aren’t allowed under net neutrality law. What you are suggesting is inaction, which solves absolutely nothing. 

        • Anonymous

          Wrong they paid millions to corrupt politicians and buerocrats to make sure that wireless ISPs aren’t subject to the same rules as wired ISPs.

      • JD

        Just referring to the anti-competitive practices of Verizon. Verizon has proven over and over again that if you don’t regulate them (via lawsuits or government regulation) they will focus only on profits a the expense of customer choice.

        see also:
        http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=9425

    • Anonymous

      How can you sue a company for not offering a product?

  • Justin Everett

    Could we just install is once we get the phone? or does it work differently than that?

  • 2Ceedz

    So does this make the NFC chip in the GNex obsolete?!

    • Anonymous

      It appears that way. Im struggling to think why I still want this phone after one bad news after another. 

      • Your bro

        You upset bro?

        • Anonymous

          Is this meme suppose to be funny?

    • http://twitter.com/Craigboy Craig Boyte

      No you can still use beam and somewhere down the road you will be able to use some form of NFC payments

      • 2Ceedz

        ;)  Sah-weet, saw the ISIS NFC thing, and would be pointless to include it now if its gonna be obsolete in a few months/year.

        • 2Ceedz

          :(  OH dang, so the Nexus’ NFC chip is already pretty much obsolete?  ;(

          • Anonymous

            No root and install wallet

      • FortitudineVincimus

        “some form of payment”? yeah, some form that no provider supports, no phone maker supports, and no one uses as they all went with a different protocol.

        • Anonymous

          Agreed. 

    • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

      No, Android Beam is still usable. 

      • Anonymous

        Big deal…I dont know many people that will get the this phone or have the Nexus S. Save the trouble and have each person download the shitty bump app. 

      • 2Ceedz

        Ok, so that ‘beaming’ will be compatible with ISIS?  …. or is it just gonna be a ‘glorified’ bluetooth ‘beam’ for those of us who are going with the Nexus?

  • Bryan Williams

    If there was another decent viable option in my area, I’d leave Verizon in a heartbeat.  Especially since I get a 30% service discount on at&t and Sprint.

    Unfortunately I live in a somewhat rural area and have to deal with VZW’s bullshit if I want reliable service.

    • Sdny8

      You and about 5 million more of us. #verigreedy

  • Anonymous

    Google wallet would be great if it were an actual replacement for my wallet. I still have my driver license, paper money, other membership cards, etc.

    So until I can really leave my wallet at home every day, it doesn’t break my heart that Verizon won’t support it.

  • Anonymous

    Get off Verizon’ NUTS… They are NOT in the Google Wallet Camp They are in the ISIS camp Like Kellex has been saying OVER and OVER again… it’s not just an App. It’s a service that conflicts with the COMPETING service they are working on… jeez

    • Anonymous

      what about pay pal or google voice and other things that directly compete with payment systems and text messaging that they can charge you for?

    • Jimmy Everly

      Which is exactly why they CAN’T block access to the product.  That would be like saying Apple is blocking access to all M$ related websites on the foundation that they have a competing product. By law, Verizon is required to allow access to both services.  There’s obviously some loophole that allows them to do it anyway (claiming it’s a “security risk”), but that doesn’t mean it’s legitimate.  Verizon’s only right to block apps includes those that may circumvent security or allow unpaid use of paid features provided by them.  In other words, tethering apps.  Otherwise, they are not to block any apps.

      It’s truly amazing how many people have no idea that they live in a free country.

  • Derek Stiles

    Who needs stuff officially supported anymore?

  • Anonymous

    Google Wallet notwithstanding, as alluded to in the article, the statement “Verizon does not block applications.” is patently false.  There’s a reason the “this item is not available on your carrier” error exists.

  • Stephen

    Google should crack down on the carriers. If its a google experience phone, Verizon should have to comply with that. Whatever though, I would never use that stuff anyway since I carry a wallet….

  • Adam Wiggins

    Yeah, more likely that Verizon is uncomfortable with a potential revenue stream going untapped. 

    • Anonymous

      Ditto

    • Anonymous

      That’s realer than real deal holyfield.

  • Anonymous

    A safety concern, really Verizon? Stop bullshitting us. If you have the balls to block a feature, you should be able to step up and say the real reason.

    • 2Ceedz

      Yeah, just like locking the bootloader is a ‘security’ issue, my @ss… those of us who root/rom/and kernal are ”more secure” then regular VZW phones.  (With their tracking software installed)

      • Kevin

        What tracking software?

  • Anonymous

    I’d have more respect for VZW if they just came out said “We don’t give a rats ass what our customers want or think, you’ll get what we give you.” I could live with that, more so than their standard doublespeak. They don’t block apps, and I created the internet. 

    • http://www.sfneonline.org SFNE Online

      Actually, Al Gore created the internetz.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      If they admitted to blocking it, there would be a lawsuit on their desk with 18 lawyers attached by lunch.

      • Anonymous

        No doubt. Much of the mystery in every product is based on law suits or revenue generators. I was just dreaming of the land of truth in advertising but fully understand it would tear the very fabric of society as we know it. :)

      • Anonymous

        It would be interesting to determine the difference between the NFC implementations on the Nexus S 4G and the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. 

        I suspect that there is no difference and that VZW is blatantly giving the finger to all of it’s customers in the interest of expanding their monopoly.

  • Anonymous

    hmm, who to believe… Verizon? or Google?… hmm…

  • Anonymous

    ::shrug::

    I’ll be flashing it anyway, thanks to this shiny new dev-friendly phone ^.^

  • FortitudineVincimus

    “The Android world was furious last night”.. really? I read about it and promptly fell asleep. Not 1 single bit of angst over it. not 1 bit.

    • kretz

      “The Android world” isn’t just you. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/zshazz Chris Cain

      Because you’re the world.

      • Anonymous

        My world is a buff Puerto Rican nestled deep inside my firm bottom.

    • Anonymous

      This comment can either be explained by ignorance or pure stupidity (this includes astroturfers).

      Regardless of whether you want to use Google Wallet, allowing carriers to restrict the software you can run is dangerous. What if VZW came up with an app to compete against your favorite, I don’t know, mapping application. Then VZW blocks said app in favor of their own mapping app because the competing application is [insert excuse here… e.g. not battery friendly enough for their devices].

      Ignore this practice at your own peril. The carriers will do anything to extract maximum profit from the public. Read “The Master Switch” if you want a well written history of these practices.

      • Anonymous

        Disregard that. I suck co*ks.

      • Anonymous

        AstroTurfer = Soulless Zombie Sellout

      • prsplayer210

        yeah its censorship basically and unamerican telling me what is suitable for me to use and consume or enjoy is just wrong. whats next blocking of websites? they already took all the “good” apps from the market anyways