11-01-2012 12:20 PM
- So I was having issues setting up my CC in Wallet. The app was crashing every time I tried to enter in the cards info. I followed the post to clear out the app cache and tried again and it worked perfectly! I even got the free $10 Google Card to boot! Can't wait to try this out (for my ego's sake)!08-05-2012 10:21 PM
I really don't care if you don't want to use it, but I'm not sure why you're trying to crap on it. Like it said, it's a minor convenience but not earth shattering, but you can't deny it's functionality.08-05-2012 10:33 PM
- 08-05-2012 10:45 PM
There is usually an employee at those lanes, keeping an eye on things, and a scale weighs the items as you bag them. Not to mention the cameras.08-05-2012 11:17 PM
- Right now stops and shop just assumes you scan everything in your cart, whether you use their scanner gun or your phone. All they do with the scanning guns is each gun,, every let's say 5th use of that particular gun, gets an audit which means the cashier has to check 12 items in your cart. That's it, thats how they do it.
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- but I'm not sure why you're trying to crap on it. Like it said, it's a minor convenience but not earth shattering, but you can't deny it's functionality.08-06-2012 06:34 AM
- Originally Posted by Darth Mo<br />
Nope, not longer. Punch the PIN in while standing in line, tap once your stuff is rung up and you're done. Two seconds tops.<br />
I really don't care if you don't want to use it,
I don't want yet another company spying on my business. One is enough.<br />
<br />but I'm not sure why you're trying to crap on it. Like it said, it's a minor convenience but not earth shattering, but you can't deny it's functionality.
As a technology, it is really neat; but as with lots of things nowadays, each implementation erodes freedom and privacy. As far as purchasing, technologies like this bring us closer to a day when, for example, cash will be outlawed, totally removing the ability for anonymous transactions. As long as it is optional, it is fine, but I see the slippery slope. You can call me paranoid if you like, but that won't change anything.08-06-2012 09:41 AMLike 1
- 08-06-2012 03:54 PM
- 08-06-2012 04:19 PM
- You know what, maybe your right on a lot of what you say,, you need to have certain things on your, that being said for me it's not about whether I don't need to carry one more card on me, because I always have my card on me. For me it's about going up to that register and opening my rewards cards app and having lady scan my screen at the market for my discount card rather than carring it on my key chain,, then tapping my phone on pay pad and paying and hearing the register person say "wow, that's one cool phone". Lolololol. Sometimes its has nothing to do with practicality or convenience,, sometimes it's all about ego. Lolololol lolololol.
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Do I believe some of this happens? You bet! Does it worry me so much that I will try to dissuade people from using technology for their benefit? No.08-06-2012 04:26 PMLike 2
Just because one is careful or cautious doesn't mean one is paranoid nor does it mean one is a technophobe. I can almost guarantee you I am much more techno and for far longer than most people on these forums. Do I constantly worry about such things and lose sleep at night? No. Do I perform mental risk-assessments with new technologies and take steps to mitigate? Yes.
It is a fact that this NFC payment system is providing more information about your purchasing to more parties than using a card. And it is also a fact that using a card provides more information about your purchasing than cash. With every technology comes risk- and in today's information age, those risks are very complex. We typically can't know what is done with information that is collected or how it might be used later. Choosing to not understand the risks is what most people do; and people today are very quick to trade privacy and/or security for convenience.08-06-2012 05:04 PM
- But people who truly believe this, instead of just liking to try to claim the sky is falling, don't go on the Internet or buy smartphones.
Do I believe some of this happens? You bet! Does it worry me so much that I will try to dissuade people from using technology for their benefit? No.08-06-2012 05:06 PM
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- 08-07-2012 01:35 PM
- On google's blog (Google Commerce: Use any credit or debit card with Google Wallet), they state:Quick tip: lot of questions about the need for Internet connectivity while using the Wallet app. You will need an Internet connection to enter a credit card; to change the selected payment card; and to see transaction details. However, you will not need an Internet connection to actually make a payment in-store if you have previously selected a card.08-07-2012 03:28 PMLike 2
- On google's blog (Google Commerce: Use any credit or debit card with Google Wallet), they state:Quick tip: lot of questions about the need for Internet connectivity while using the Wallet app. You will need an Internet connection to enter a credit card; to change the selected payment card; and to see transaction details. However, you will not need an Internet connection to actually make a payment in-store if you have previously selected a card.
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- 08-07-2012 11:38 PM
When you initally load GW either by manually opening the app or tapping the PayPass, you have to enter your PIN into the app and it will download your balance information to the app. So after that, as long as the app hasn't timed out, you can make a purchase because it just passes that cached information to the PayPass terminal.
However, if you have no data connection (or a super slow one) when you initialize the app (again by manually launching or by tapping), you can't enter your PIN and cache your info so you can't use it.
Since I have crappy 3G here for the last few months I always enter my PIN as I'm walking into McD's or the convenient store and then I can see before I get up to the counter if my info has loaded. Avoids odd stares right at the counter when your connection is acting up.08-08-2012 07:51 AM
- I've seen people saying Google Wallet takes longer than using a credit card. . .I think you're doing it wrong! I walked into the gas station and while standing behind the person at the cashier. I opened GW, entered my pin and when I walked up to the register and told her what I wanted she gave me a total, I touched my phone to the pad and literally halfway through her saying "Credit or debit?" the register made a noise and spit out the receipt. Wide eyed, she handed it to me and I was on my way. The only way it could have been quicker is if I would have had exact change and left without waiting for her to count it or giving me a receipt, and I never carry cash.08-09-2012 05:51 PM
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