1. cdahncke's Avatar
    So, why is the NFC features of Google Wallet disabled on the Moto X on AT&T? Google says AT&T won't support that feature, but it will on Sprint. Why? Is it really AT&T? On my Galaxy Nexus (also on AT&T) it worked just fine. If the feature is really available on the phone, how can the carrier be blocking it on one type of phone, but not the other?? Very confused.
    10-29-2013 10:04 PM
  2. planoman's Avatar
    There really are countless posts on this subject. ATT, Verizon and TMO decided to support ISIS a competing tap and pay system and they block the usage of GW tap and pay on their carrier phones. Sprint did not and stayed with Google Wallet. Nexus phones also allow GW on ATT since I use it also and I assume on the others as well.

    Bottom line is ATT, Verizon and TMO have removed that option from their carrier branded devices even if they are capable of the technology.
    10-29-2013 10:26 PM
  3. still1's Avatar
    So, why is the NFC features of Google Wallet disabled on the Moto X on AT&T? Google says AT&T won't support that feature, but it will on Sprint. Why? Is it really AT&T? On my Galaxy Nexus (also on AT&T) it worked just fine. If the feature is really available on the phone, how can the carrier be blocking it on one type of phone, but not the other?? Very confused.
    carrier is totally to blame. they are just greedy... thats the reason why i would never use isis ever in my life https://support.google.com/wallet/answer/1347934?hl=en

    sprint and US cellular are user friendly carrier while others are not. Period
    10-29-2013 11:40 PM
  4. cdahncke's Avatar
    So, it there a work around? Can the lockout be bypassed via rooting the phone?
    10-30-2013 07:16 AM
  5. ultravisitor's Avatar
    10-30-2013 07:25 AM
  6. still1's Avatar
    So, it there a work around? Can the lockout be bypassed via rooting the phone?
    It might be possible. google it
    10-30-2013 08:47 AM
  7. fldude99's Avatar
    I was just reading on geek.com about this. It appears the Nexus 5 will also not support Google Wallet as Google is working on having Wallet work with a non secure chip as a workaround to the ban on the secure chip being allowed by the carriers. Here is the link which I think explains all:

    Nexus 5 could debut a more open Google Wallet that works with all phones | Android | Geek.com
    davidnc likes this.
    10-30-2013 09:42 AM
  8. davidnc's Avatar
    If Google moves away from needing a secure element, the Wallet app could suddenly begin working on all devices with NFC chips. Wallet might finally have a shot at succeeding.
    I hope what I quoted from your link turns out to be true .Thats the one app I miss. I had it on my previous 2 phones kinda got use to having it .
    10-30-2013 11:10 AM
  9. still1's Avatar
    I was just reading on geek.com about this. It appears the Nexus 5 will also not support Google Wallet as Google is working on having Wallet work with a non secure chip as a workaround to the ban on the secure chip being allowed by the carriers. Here is the link which I think explains all:

    Nexus 5 could debut a more open Google Wallet that works with all phones | Android | Geek.com
    from the leak it looks like google is implementing the wallet on to Android itself avoiding the secure NFC part.

    " Nexus 5 will also not support Google Wallet" this statement might be wrong. it will work but differently on KitKat
    10-30-2013 12:03 PM

Similar Threads

  1. AT&T Closing out G2's?
    By orange-man in forum AT&T LG G2
    Replies: 79
    Last Post: 12-12-2013, 03:24 PM
  2. My Galaxy Gear doesn't work AT&T Galaxy S4
    By Seungmook Lees in forum Samsung Galaxy Gear
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-14-2013, 01:57 AM
  3. Google Hangouts sound setting?
    By optimizt in forum Android Apps
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-31-2013, 01:11 AM
  4. Google Maps - is it possible to....
    By meyerweb in forum Android Apps
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-30-2013, 04:40 AM
  5. Google play music
    By Plow13 in forum Android 4.1 / 4.2 / 4.3 Jelly Bean
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-29-2013, 06:36 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD