How to: Get Google Wallet Tap & Pay Working on the Moto X With Kit Kat

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We just got done installing Android 4.4 Kit Kat on our Verizon Moto X and realized after setting up Google Wallet that it wasn’t showing up in our Tap & pay section. We also weren’t seeing the option to be able to “tap and pay” in Google Wallet like we were sort of expecting once running 4.4. We mentioned in our quick overview that Google may need to push out an update to Google Wallet to get it to work with Kit Kat devices outside of the Nexus 5, since the N5 is running a newer version of Wallet than is currently available on Google Play.  (more…)

Isis Mobile Wallet is Now Available Nationwide on Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile

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Isis Mobile Wallet, the mobile payment joint venture between Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T, has finally gone nationwide as of this morning. After what seemed like an eternity of testing, those who live in Salt Lake City, UT and Austin, TX are no longer exclusive members of this mobile payment community. Apps for each carrier’s version of Isis are available on Google Play, along with showcases of the service in individual carrier stores.  (more…)

Capital One Pulls Out of Isis Mobile Wallet, Not Much Left for This Delayed Payment System

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A little over a week ago, we received the email you are seeing below, which is a statement from Capital One, informing us that they were leaving the Isis Mobile Wallet pilot test. As you all know, Isis is the mobile payment joint venture between Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T that is essentially the reason we all can’t enjoy Google Wallet to its fullest. They have been working on this mobile payment system for what seems like forever, only launching in two test markets last year. With semi-recent word that they had a nationwide rollout planned before the end of 2013, we thought all was well. But with news of one of their biggest credit card partners leaving, what’s left for Isis?  (more…)

Hands-on With the New Google Wallet, Download Available

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Google shocked us a bit this morning with the announcement of a new Google Wallet app that works on almost any device, as long as they are running Android 2.3 and above. The app may not be able to make NFC payments through all devices, but it does bring a loyalty cards locker, money-sending between email addresses, and Google Offers to your fingertips.

The update was supposed to begin rolling out as early as today, and sure enough it has. A handful of readers were able to grab the update immediately following Google’s announcement, which means we have it for you to sideload should you be on the slow end of this staged rollout.  (more…)

Google Introduces New Google Wallet App for “All” Android Phones (Updated)

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This morning, Google announced that they will release the newest version of Google Wallet this week to all Android phones running Android 2.3 and above. Yes, I just said all. This new Google Wallet will allow users to send money from “anywhere” using email addresses (similar to the new Gmail feature) that have been linked to bank accounts, keep store loyalty cards in a locker of sorts with a quick scan of your card, find and use Google Offers with ease, and see all of your purchase activity in one place.  (more…)

Isis Mobile Wallet Will Give You $100 Amazon Gift Card If You Add a Credit Card to Your Account

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Isis Mobile Wallet – the join venture between Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile that is the reason you can’t have Google Wallet – is still not currently available to the masses because it’s still being tested in select markets. But, should you be in one of those select markets (or if you convinced Verizon to send you an NFC SIM) and are using the app, then we wanted to make sure you were aware that a current promo running through the app could land you a $100 Amazon gift card.  (more…)

Google Wallet Working for Verizon’s Galaxy S4, as Long as You’re Rooted

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The two entities Google Wallet and Verizon have had a rocky relationship ever since the service launched. Verizon jumped on ship with ISIS as the mobile payment system they wanted on their devices, so anytime you wanted to use Wallet, it has to be through the rooted channel. Thanks to the hard working guys at XDA, you can now install Wallet on your new Galaxy S4, but once again, you must be rooted.  (more…)