1. MooPenguin32's Avatar
    I just got a Galaxy Nexus from Google last Wednesday that had Google Wallet installed. I activated the Google prepaid card and got the free $10 added.

    Is it possible to use the Google prepaid card to buy items from the Google Play store?
    05-13-2012 09:26 AM
  2. c_yoder's Avatar
    Since no one had responded yet, I went ahead and called Wallet support, which transferred me to the Money Network mobile purchases team (or whatever), and they confirmed that the Google Prepaid Card cannot be used for Google Play purchases.

    I didn't ask specifics, so maybe she was only referring to this preloaded cash that Google provided, but looking at my account (only the preloaded Prepaid Card; no additional cards tied to the account), she determined that I couldn't use it to buy apps. I assume there must be some way you can use the Google Prepaid Card to make purchases from the store; otherwise, anyone without a Citi Mastercard or direct carrier billing would be out of luck, no? In any event, I was told that I couldn't.
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    05-14-2012 02:58 PM
  3. MooPenguin32's Avatar
    Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it. I guess I'll find a store that used the PayPass thing so I can use it.
    05-14-2012 03:07 PM
  4. c_yoder's Avatar
    I actually think I'm just misunderstanding the Google Wallet terms, and maybe the "Citi Mastercard only" thing just applies to Tap-and-Pay, since the Wallet site and the Play Store give you the option of adding other credit cards. So it looks like you can use a credit card to make a Store purchase, but yeah, Google Prepaid Card sounds like a no-go.
    05-14-2012 03:10 PM
  5. koijan's Avatar
    google prepaid card can be only used for 'tap and pay'.... they want you to try this new method with $10 added.
    07-05-2012 09:16 PM