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Google Wallet Card is Official, Wallet Users Can Sign Up Now for Physical Cards

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A few months back, rumors of a physical Google Wallet card surfaced, suggesting that Google would give you a credit/debit card that could access your Google Wallet balance and be used for purchasing goods. We waited and waited, expecting it to show up at some point as a single card you could use in your wallet since Google Wallet the NFC mobile payment service had yet to take off. For whatever reason, it never did arrive – well, until this morning. One of our readers was prompted with an option to order one, which led us into digging a bit more to see if the service was really live. Turns out it is. We’ve already ordered ours.

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The Google Wallet Card allows you access your Wallet Balance in the real world at ATMs, banks, and wherever MasterCard Debit is accepted. The card lets you pay with whatever you have in your Wallet balance, so it doesn’t exactly replace all of your other cards like we had once envisioned. It’s essentially a lot like the American Express service called Serve. What you’ll have to do is load up cash into your Wallet app to make it available for use.

Here is how you can pay with your Google Wallet Card:

With the Google Wallet Card, you can now spend your Wallet Balance anywhere MasterCard® Debit is accepted in the US, online or in stores. Simply hand your card to the cashier like you would any credit or debit card.

If you select “debit” at the point of sale, you’ll have to enter your Wallet PIN when prompted for your card PIN. If you need to provide a zip code to complete your transaction, use the zip code associated with your Wallet’s home address.

The amount in your Wallet Balance is what you have available to spend, up to a limit of $5,000 per 24 hours. This limit doesn’t include cash withdrawals at ATMs or banks.

Once the card has been ordered, it should arrive within 10-12 days. You can order your Google Wallet Card here.

Via:  Google Wallet [more]

Cheers Brandon!

  • He Lies

    I just pulled one out of my ass and it’s great!

  • Rob Fetterhoff

    From Google’s own page. https://support.google.com/wallet/answer/3529119?hl=en&ref_topic=3210037

    Your Wallet Balance is the only funding source for the Wallet Card. It needs to be enough to cover your entire transaction amount, including estimated tips or surcharges, at the time of payment. Otherwise, you’ll need to add money to your Wallet Balance before you make your purchase.

  • rutgersjaffo

    So….like a week ago when I asked about Coin I was pretty much told that it’s ass and there is no reason for it. Google Wallet comes out with THE EXACT SAME THING and it’s somehow worthy of purchase. SMH…

  • ilovetechnology

    What I want is a single card that I can configure to indirectly link to other cards depending on where I’m using it. For example, I have a cashback rewards card that I would like to use at all grocery stores, gas stations, and restaurants. But I also have a Target card that I want to use at Target, a Gap card for Gap / Old Navy / Banana Republic, a Best Buy card for Best Buy…etc etc.

    Of course, I’d want all the rewards to work perfectly as well, otherwise there wouldn’t be much point to this imaginary card. And while I’m dreaming I’d like a built in fingerprint reader on the card itself that you have to touch prior to swiping. And no battery to charge to make all this happen.

  • Tony T.

    What the hey. I am already verified, but I’m still not seeing the offer to get the Google Wallet Card :(

  • The_Other_Ray

    how do you switch which card you want the wallet card to use from the wallet app on an android phone? I have 2 cards attached to my wallet account and I can’t find where to set one as the default.

  • DC_Guy

    Just pressure the other OEMs to hurry and get my Kit Kat update to my phone. I’m looking at you Samsung!

    But it seems this card won’t allow me to stop carrying my wallet so I wouldn’t get much use from it.

  • aBabyPenguin

    What happens if I use the card when my Wallet account has a balance of $0.00? Will the card not work, or will it pull from my bank account?

  • T.C.

    So they cap you at “up to a limit of $5,000 per 24 hours. This limit doesn’t include cash withdrawals at ATMs or banks”

    So does that mean I could transfer $5000 from my bank account to the Google Wallet Card, and then withdrawal that $5000 from an ATM in one day?

    Or if I had to use a credit card, the fee could run 2.9% of $5000, or $145 (compared to somewhere in the $400 range for a cash advance).

    Heading out to Vegas in a few weeks and have been debating on how I’ll handle my money. My bank debit cards cap me at $500/day, and I don’t want to be carrying $5000 cash on me. This might work.

  • FelixT

    Coin is a better idea, at least it consolidates all my cards into one. This only draws from the Wallet Balance so it’s not really that useful to me.

    • french toast ghost

      I just shared this below in reply to another comment, but a problem with coin is that because you can switch your payment option by pressing a button on the card, a person accepting the card could, on purpose or not, hit that button, charging a source that you did not intend to charge. If the Google Wallet Card ever does get the ability to charge different sources via the app, that would be much more secure than Coin.

      • FelixT

        Hm you have a point there.
        I hope the Google Wallet Card will have that ability soon.

    • Tim242

      And what are you going to do when they don’t accept that card?

    • Alan

      If you like Coin, you should take a look at Omne (www.myomne.com) …it does everything that Coin does, but is a lot more secure and will support EMV …and it will be available before mid-2014…

  • Clint Williams

    … and … ordered.

  • MikeCiggy

    If they would use this card like the card we saw recently called coin, except you could use the app to set which card it would use upon charges this would be excellent. I would be able to leave my real cards at home safe and use this card to make charges off those same cards, still allowing me to earn cash back.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Heck, if this worked that way, you could cut up your cards once you added them to it. Even safer than just leaving them at home.

      • MikeCiggy

        Or keep them in a safe? Lol.

        Little upset it’s not working as we hoped.

        • Franklin Ramsey

          I think we all are.

  • cwillen

    Here’s the one thing I would add to the discussion. The card is a MasterCard and likely will be the same MC# as the one your phone uses when it makes the transaction. So basically, there is just some red tape somewhere preventing them from being able let you charge one physical card with another physical card. I don’t know what that would be, but I’m assuming it’s there.

    My guess is that in the not too distant future, the card will charge whatever the default payment method you have set on your account. That’s not how it works right now, but there would be no requirement of sending new cards or anything else to that nature to make that a reality. All it would take is some logistics on the back end.

    Also, while it seems that Coin has worked out this situation, remember that these cards are ACTUALLY getting sent out right now. Coin is still in beta, with a release of next summer.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Well, actually these cards are issued by an actual bank if I am reading their FAQ correctly, so unless that Bank teamed up with all the different Credit Card Providers to allow transfers to take place on the back end, a new card would have to be issued to allow this to happen in the future.

      • cwillen

        You’re right, but the app works the same way. This is from the FAQ:

        What happens when I tap my phone to pay using a credit or debit card in the Google Wallet app?
        When you set up tap and pay functionality in the Google Wallet app, you will be issued a virtual prepaid MasterCard card, by its partner Bancorp. When you pay in-store by tapping your phone, Google Wallet passes the virtual card to the merchant for payment, and charges your selected credit or debit card for the purchase.

        So, unless the physical card is issued by someone else, I believe it’s the same card as the “virtual card,” but… you know… real.

        • Franklin Ramsey

          Sadly, not exactly. When a virtual card is issued it is like a physical card is being issued and then canceled once it is used. So each time they issue a virtual card in the example above it is issued with whatever policy is in place by agreements with the bank to create it. If those agreements were to change, they would have to re-issue the physical card. Sort of like how when your bank makes a change to your checking account and issues a new card to you.

          • cwillen

            Damn.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Yeah, Me too.

    • QtDL

      I like the idea of the Coin card but none of the major CC companies have been signed on board yet. Coin has just been in talks with the companies.

      • french toast ghost

        another problem with coin that was pointed out in a previous thread is that because you can switch your payment option by pressing a button on the card, a person accepting the card could, on purpose or not, hit that button, charging a source that you did not intend to charge. If the Google Wallet Card ever does get the ability to charge different sources via the app, that would be much more secure than Coin.

  • AbbyZFresh

    Needs driver’s license and SSN to verify?

    Forget it Google, you already have enough infromation about me.

    • Mitchman

      This is required by law for banking in the US. This isn’t Google being nosy or trying to get additional information out of you.

    • Tim242

      It is required of any card. Take off your tin foil hat.

  • Steve B

    This

  • Nikos Koufos

    Wow again i wish google would let me be old enough

  • Fresh360

    So much chaos in this comment section, thanx Googs.

  • Hawkye

    This is a pre-paid debit card not at all like the NFC Google Wallet app that will first use your balance then use a designated AMEX or MC. According to the Cardholder Agreement, “You may use your Card to purchase or lease goods or services in the United States and District of Columbia everywhere Debit MasterCard and STAR cards are accepted as long as you do not exceed the value available on your Card Account.”

  • crazysamz

    Btw guys googles making money on this:

    • rda990

      wow…this should get up to the top of the comments or be included in the post

    • eric1743

      Yeah if you want to transfer cash directly from your credit or debit card to a wallet balance they’ll hit you with the fee. But (assuming it functions like Tap and Pay does) if you just want to pay for your doughnut directly, no fee charge is involved.

  • chauncey962

    Why do I have to be 18 to have a Google Walltet Card, but I’ve had a debit card since I was 13?

    • FelixT

      You’re not much of use to the NSA if you’re just a little kid.
      Silly joke aside, I think it has something to do with the laws, since you can’t get a credit card if you’re under 18, so maybe the same thing applies to this.

  • Franklin Ramsey

    “The Google Wallet Card is a physical prepaid debit card that allows you to access your Wallet Balance in the real world, at ATMs, banks, and wherever MasterCard® Debit is accepted.”

    “You can add money directly from your bank account for free, or credit/debit card for a 2.9% fee:”

    So, for those wondering, it might actually pull from your credit card on file, for a 2.9% fee. At which point, is it really worth it?

    • Taylor Abrahamson

      Oh wow… Weird that they would charge a 2.9% fee to add money to it from a debit card, but yet we can use Google Wallet NFC and not have to pay a fee to pay for things.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Well, I guess they have to make their money somehow.

    • Hawkye

      I can add money to my Google Wallet via AMEX or Bank Account with zero fees. I think anything outside of an AMEX or MC will be charged the 2.9% fee.

  • crazysamz

    One nice benefit to this card, although it’s not like originally thought, is that if you have that google surveys app and are getting google play credit, you can use this card to get cash for those surveys (at least that’s what it seems like)

    Too bad it’s not like coin, which is what google originally showed a few months back. Looks like I’m preordering coin as well.

    • Steve B

      I don’t think so. Google Wallet and Play credit are separate. The cash earned from the surveys can ONLY be used in the play store.

  • panicswhenubered

    If this had a similar rewards program like my AMEX, I would be all over this.

  • Taylor Abrahamson

    Welp, now that I ordered it THEN read the instructions it appears that this isn’t what we thought it was. But it still could easily BECOME what we wanted with a simple software upgrade on googles end. Maybe they just wanted to get the cards out there then add the ability to choose your default card in the app if you don’t have a wallet prepaid balance. Eh?? ehhhh??? Optimism here.

  • rda990

    Google wants my Drivers License and SS Card to “verify” my identity. No thanks.

    • Steve B

      You sound pretty shady. What are you hiding? ;)

      • rda990

        haha nothing at all. Google is the one acting shady asking me for this stuff. Not even PayPal has asked.

        • Steve B

          Well, it’s understandable. This card is linked to your Google account and any associated bank accounts. They’re not just going to send this to anyone without prior verification.

    • Droidzilla

      I think it’s cute that Google pretends not to know this information about you.

    • John

      Definitely the most annoying thing about Google Wallet… and why I never will. Who in the hell wants to do this? I have a card linked to Wallet already and buy stuff all the time. I guess they don’t care about that one.

    • Mitchman

      This is required by law. This isn’t Google trying to get even more information from you intentionally.

      http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/rules/8000-1600.html#fdic8000fra1020.220

    • W.C. Gfields

      (Heh heh…one born every minute.) “Huh? Oh–didn’t see you there. Yeah, just send that info ‘n we’ll getcha set right up. Full security, anti virus, no backdoors, anonymous proof. GuaranGoogleTeed , my fren’, so ask no impertinent questions, sonnyboy. Thank you. Next!”

  • Eric Palmero

    Question: If I get a $50 google play card, load it into my account, can I use my google card to use that $50 anywhere?

    • Taylor Abrahamson

      Play cards are for the play store only. Google wallet wont let you add them. As far as I know.

  • Jeff Mowbray

    Kellex, I think there’s a lot of confusion with this thing. Can you consider doing a video?

    • Steve B

      They don’t have one yet. They know as much as we do right now, which is nothing really. Google is a little vague with their info right now.

  • Blue Sun

    I’m still fighting to get my Google Wallet debit balance refunded.

  • Luke Pellegrini

    Price of the card?

    • Derin Richardson

      Free.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      The price of the card is free, but there is a charge to transfer money to it from a bank account.

      • Steve B

        I believe bank account is free and credit card is a small fee. At least last time I did it.

  • samari711

    Does anyone know what Google’s policy on fraud liability/chargebacks is? one of the big selling points of credit cards is that the user is very rarely out cash when bad things happen.

  • Boblank84

    What I hope to use it for is for auto pay on bills. As of right now my expiration date expires every few years and I have to change the card on multiple auto pays. I hope this has no expiration and will remedy that.

  • Rob Schlegel

    I don’t see this being useful at all save for a few specific use cases…Seems like a crappy band aid to compensate for the fact that almost no one has a Wallet compatible tap and pay thing. The whole point of Wallet is that you dont need a physical card, right?

  • Taylor Abrahamson

    Ordered!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!

  • Trent Russell

    People have poor reading comprehension. This is NOTHING LIKE COIN.

    • eric1743

      If you have no credit in your wallet account then it draws from the card you have set up in your Wallet App. So you can effectively change which account is charged each time the card is used. It doesn’t have the “hey you left me at the restaurant” feature but it is very similar.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Actually it doesn’t state this on their website at all. It states that it only draws from the Wallet Balance and that additional money can be added to that balance from a bank account or money transfer. It states NOWHERE that it will pull from a credit card on account.

        • decidedtochangename

          Fees are currently being waved. So for now you can pick the card peer transaction for free.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Where are you getting that information? I’ve not seen that?

          • loopyduck

            If you go to wallet.google.com and click on the black arrow next to you Wallet Balance, it lets you choose your funding source. If you change it to a credit card, the first $250 that you add to Google Wallet is fee-free.

          • loopyduck

            Only for the first $250.

      • Trent Russell

        The wallet app currently has no concept of default and secondary payment methods, as far as i can tell.

        • grandautotheft5

          its there. go to wallet.google.com

        • eric1743

          In an app that doesn’t have “Tap and Pay” set up it doesn’t look like it’s there at the moment. On my nexus 7 it lets you choose default payment, and on the regular website it’s built in under Payment Methods -> credit cards. The app may need an update.

    • mec

      the previous iteration of the wallet card did, in fact, function similar to Coin. I kind of understand the confusion, but yes, the current iteration is nothing like it.

  • BiggiePhat

    I ordered this hoping it was like the upcoming coin card that consolidates all my cards into one. But apparently that is not the case. Good think I have a coin pre-ordered.

    • Steve B

      Damn, where did you see this?

    • Steve B

      Dammit, nevermind. I see it now.

      Freaking pre-paid Mastercard. What a waste of time.

  • evan brown

    My question is, how will you be able to change payment method on the card? I’m assuming pairing with wallet app?

    • Jeff718

      No no no, read the post. It’s for your Wallet balance (not your other credit/debit cards). So you put money on your Wallet card, then you pay with that.
      If you want to use other cards, use the phone app.

      • eric1743

        Except when your wallet balance runs out it automatically draws from whichever card you have lined up next. So if you carry a 0 balance like I assume almost everyone does, it just acts like the other card.

        • evan brown

          So its just acts as your default card then?

          • eric1743

            That has been my experience with all things google wallet.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            No, it doesn’t. Eric is attributing Google Wallet to the Google Wallet Card, but the website specifically lists their functions separate.

        • Franklin Ramsey

          Except for the fact that it doesn’t state this on their website and states it only pulls from the Wallet Balance and additional money can be added to that balance from a bank account or money transfer.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/doomstang Doomstang

    And, done!
    Your Google Wallet Card has been ordered. It should arrive at your address within 10-12 days.

  • eric1743

    And ordered! So this really pushed that new start up Coin out of the marketplace really quick. They aren’t identical but pretty close.

    • Steve B

      Yep. I thought this was dead, but I’m pleasantly surprised.

    • BiggiePhat

      Actually not close at all. This is a pre-paid card basically.

      • eric1743

        Except when the balance runs out it automatically goes to the card you have lined up next. So if you carry a zero balance it will just route to the next card.

        • Franklin Ramsey

          Where does it make mention of that? The wording on the site reads like a pre-paid card.

          • eric1743

            That’s the way any payment with google wallet works. For example when you use “Tap and Pay” NFC the transaction is done with a “virtual mastercard” it draws down your balance then rolls out to the default card. Here’s a receipt from an icecream cone I got a couple days ago. I had 1 cent in my wallet balance and then it went to my debit.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            I understand that is how Google Wallet works, but there is a separate section for the Google Wallet Card and how THAT works. It specifically states it draws from the Google Wallet Balance and additional money can be added from a verified Bank account or Money transfer. It also states it acts like a pre-paid card backed by an actual bank.

          • eric1743

            Where did you get that info? I’m looking at my wallet right now and can add funds from any enrolled card I have.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            From the FAQ section. I will admit I at first didn’t see the part about being able to add money to the Wallet balance from a credit card, but for a 2.9% fee. Still doesn’t indicate it will pull from a card, but that you can add funds to your balance from a card.

            https://support.google.com/wallet/answer/3529204?hl=en&ref_topic=3209987

            https://support.google.com/wallet/answer/3086986?hl=en&ref_topic=3209987

          • ddh819

            did you end up getting charged a fee on the amount transferred from your visa?

          • eric1743

            No the charge on the Visa (a debit card) is not subject to the 2.9% charge applied to balance transfers. It was just a regular charge.

        • Steve B

          I really hope you’re right, but I have a feeling you’re wrong on this. I guess we’ll all know in 10-12 days.

  • Larry Wei

    Could somebody explain to me why anybody would want this if they had a bank account?

    • Steve B

      You can consolidate every single card you own into one card.

      • Adam

        It doesn’t work exactly like that. It is basically a preloaded card that you load with another credit card.

        • mec

          in a former life, it was supposed to function like that. this is essentially a paypal card.

        • Steve B

          The way it was explained before was that it would mimic the Google Wallet app. You can load all of your cards into Google Wallet and then use the app to choose the current payment method.

          If this has changed, that sucks. That’s the functionality everyone wanted. If this is nothing more than a preloaded card then it’s useless.

          • mec

            yep

          • decidedtochangename

            Still might be true. If you keep a 0 balance and have your credit card as your default payment method does it use that to refill? If so then you could switch default methods on your phone.
            I’ll let you know once mine comes in 10-12 days.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            It states on their website that it draws from the Wallet Balance and additional funds can be added via verified bank account or money transfer.

          • decidedtochangename

            From the app I can add funds from any of my cards.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            I understand that, and in the FAQ, Google says they will charge any funds that are added via credit card.

          • decidedtochangename

            From the app they aren’t collecting fees right now. Currently free.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Well we don’t know if that has changed or not now, or will change if you add a card. You can’t say something will be free, when they state they charge for it.

          • decidedtochangename

            Very true. However it’s been free since wallet’s inception. I have to benefice that’s there out if wallet becomes very popular to keep them from losing too much money.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Or they are changing how it works because they are launching a new service?

          • CAC1031

            What is free is paying with a credit card through Google Wallet using tap and pay. That is because the merchant is paying the 2.9% to the CC company which will never waive those fees. To transfer money to your account to spend in a way the CC company has no control over–someone has to pay the 2.9% and it’s not going to be Google. There has always been this fee to load money to GW with a credit card.

          • Steve B

            No no no, I’ll let you know in 10-12 days.

          • Jared Carter

            Looks like a 2.9% fee to use a credit card linked to it….. Lame.

          • EC8CH

            I was excited when I thought it worked the way you originally described. Needless to say, not so excited about this anymore.

          • Steve B

            Me neither. Dammit Google, dammit.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            I think we all were.

      • Jeff718

        No. Stop it. Read again:

        “The Google Wallet Card is a physical prepaid debit card that allows you to access your Wallet Balance in the real world, at ATMs, banks, and wherever MasterCard® Debit is accepted.”

        This doesn’t put your credit/debit cards on the Wallet card. Just lets you use the Wallet balance (you put money on it, pre-paid style).

        • Fresh360

          I think Google needs to clarify how this actually works. I say that because if I have a $0.00 Wallet balance it will default to my selected card when i use ‘Tap 2 Pay’ so in theory the same thing should happen with the physical card. So if I have my BofA card as a back up and I use my Google Card and my wallet balance is $0.00 it should charge my BofA card.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            It does say on their website how it will work.

            The Google Wallet Card is a physical prepaid debit card that allows you to access your Wallet Balance in the real world, at ATMs, banks, and wherever MasterCard® Debit is accepted.

            It draws for your Wallet Balance. Not from credit cards attached to wallet.

          • Fresh360

            I promise you I am smarter than I am about to sound BUT shouldn’t your back up card/account be an extension of your wallet balance just as it is with ‘Tap 2 Pay’?

            Sometimes Google isn’t as diligent as it should be when doing FAQs for instance the big hub bub about Hangouts getting SMS but they never explicitly mentioned MMS so people lost their shyt about it…Hopefully this is one of those situations. I will find out in 10-12 days….

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Except that the Google Wallet Card is backed by an actual bank, and it states in the FAQ that it is a prepaid card.

            “The Google Wallet Card is a physical prepaid debit card that allows you to access your Wallet Balance in the real world, at ATMs, banks, and wherever MasterCard® Debit is accepted.”

          • Fresh360

            I guess reading is fundamental, AP put an email directly from El Goog and confirmed everything you said is correct…

          • Franklin Ramsey

            The thing I don’t understand is all these people asking for answers from google, but not doing a quick google search for the answer. But ah well.

          • Fresh360

            Hope is a powerful drug …

          • Fresh360

            Hope is a powerful drug…

    • CTT

      Because Google Wallet also works like PayPal where you can send money to others. So instead of sending your money from Google Wallet back to your bank account after someone sends you money, you can just use this card to use your Google Wallet balance. This way you don’t have to wait for the money to transfer from Wallet to your bank.

      • Jem

        “It’s my money and I want it now”…

        • CTT

          I thought it was “It’s my money and I need it now!”

          • Jem

            You’re right. In this case I don’t really *need* my money, just want it.

      • michael arazan

        But the other person has to have a Google account and a wallet set up too

    • Weber

      Transfer money easier, seperate bank account that won’t allow you to go over, use as a savings account that won’t cost you anything, etc

    • Anon

      And the card has “Google” on it ^_-

  • Steve B

    Sweet! Done.

  • rda990

    Does it have an NFC chip? If not it’ll be a bit pointless for me.

    • Steve B

      No, it’s a Google Wallet credit card. I assume they want you to use this where ever tap and pay isn’t available. I assume you’ll control which card is active with the app.

      • rda990

        Thanks. Really no point of this card then.

        • Conty

          only point is because it has”Google” on it and will match the other junk I have laying around lol, it will never get used but its free so meh lol

      • Conty

        I think this just uses the money from your Google wallet account. meaning you have to add the money on there first, like a pre-paid card. I don’t think it manages multiple cards by reading the faq.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    The reason I signed up for Google Wallet was so I didn’t have to use my physical cards…

    • JustinD2473

      Exactly…doesn’t this defeat the entire purpose?? Oh, no it doesn’t. The purpose is to make MORE money.

      • ualdayan

        Google is at best breaking even, and probably losing money. They have to pay card fees to pull the money off your existing credit card.

        • kayakj

          it won’t pull money off of your existing cards.. it only uses the balance there.. if you have 0 balance then it will just be declined

        • CAC1031

          You have to pay the 2.9% fee if you transfer money from a credit card to you’re Wallet account. It is only free if it transferred from the one linked bank account.

    • Steve B

      And how many places can you use Google Wallet on your phone? Probably less than 5% of all retail locations. You can use this everywhere else. Consolidate all cards into one and control access in app. Pretty sweet if you ask me.

      • mec

        not so fast… this enables you to spend cash youve been sent, and sits in your google wallet account. they made no mention of having the combined cards, as they previously did.

        • David Wanless

          just the same as the paypal debit card. I have one and it is pretty handy to have. If anything it’s good for using a couple of days before payday when I’m low on cash. Anything that i pay with using my paypal debit card takes 2 days to get pulled from my bank account if i have no funds available in paypal

          • mec

            Murica.

          • David Wanless

            don’t hate the player

          • Kevin Black

            same here i do the same i hope this works the same way

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        That’s not how this works, this is just a pre-paid card. Besides, if you use actual credit cards you can earn rewards.

      • airtonix

        anywhere there is a paywave terminal?

        which is actually far more common than you think.

        • Steve B

          What the hell is paywave? Never heard of it.

          Anyway, I’m a long time Google Wallet user and I use it every single time I see a PayPass terminal, which unfortunately is not nearly enough. I live in a large city too, so I’m not sure if you live in a small bubble or only shop at CVS, 7-11 and McD’s?

          • Guest

            No. I live in Adelaide Australia.

            http://www.visa.com.au/cardholders/paywave/index.html

            Pretty much anywhere that has an eftpost terminal has paywave.

          • airtonix

            Nope, I live in Adelaide Australia.

            http://www.visa.com.au/cardholders/paywave/index.html

            Pretty much anywhere there is an eftpos terminal paywave is available.

          • Ruben Martinez Jr.

            My 7-11 is actually the only place in town that has one xD That said I love Wallet, I just found your comment amusing and my experience probably isn’t respresentative of anything.

          • loopyduck

            PayWave is VISA’s version of PayPass. Google has signed an agreement with VISA, so if for some strange reason you see a terminal that only accepts PayWave and not PayPass, rest assured that you can still use Tap-to-Pay.

      • http://get.antp.co/ Michael Hart

        Google Wallet/PayPass is actually accepted at a lot of places. Considerably more than 5%. I’ve lived in 2 vastly different places using Google Wallet: Middle of Nowhere in Alabama (population ~6000) and Seattle, WA. In both places, more often than not, PayPass was available.

    • George Lass

      I really wanted the old Google Wallet card, where you can add all of your cards into one.

      Guess I”ll have to wait for the Wallaby card: https://walla.by/the-wallaby-card?ref=ecpeby

      Or maybe Coin, Protean Echo, or Loop.

      Google Fail.