12-11-2014 10:21 AM
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  1. M3Stang's Avatar
    Everytime I use NFC at vending machines at school or at disney, my payments never work. I have my pin in and all that and when I tap the phone the vending machines beep, looks like they are doing something, my phone opens google wallet, and then the vending machines say "MC debit cards are not allowed" I don't have MC anyway I have visa. Anyone else encounter this? My friend tried this with their iPhone 6 with apple pay and it worked just fine according to them.

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    11-12-2014 10:43 PM
  2. rrspikes's Avatar
    Google Wallet uses a virtual MC.

    I feel your pain about not being able to use GW at Disney!

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    11-13-2014 08:14 AM
  3. M3Stang's Avatar
    Sucks. I even tried softcard with the same result. Is there any form of nfc payment that works?

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    11-13-2014 09:55 AM
  4. Cavboygt's Avatar
    Try to use in 7 eleven no luck. They should have How to video for nfc payment.

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    11-13-2014 01:17 PM
  5. M3Stang's Avatar
    I've heard that they work in like Walgreens or something.

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    11-13-2014 01:19 PM
  6. DINGSTER1's Avatar
    7-11 is an MCX partner. They turned nfc off.
    11-13-2014 04:55 PM
  7. flexfield's Avatar
    Yes, Google Wallet works at Walgreens. They embrace this payment technology unlike CVS and Rite Aid, who want you to use their "CurrentC" payment system that attaches to your checking account.
    11-13-2014 05:04 PM
  8. raziel's Avatar
    Just tried Google Wallet tap and pay at McDonald's and it works fine. I think what people forget to do is they need to actually tap the NFC reader to get it to work. Took me awhile to figure it out!
    TWC42 likes this.
    11-14-2014 11:43 AM
  9. TWC42's Avatar
    Just tried Google Wallet tap and pay at McDonald's and it works fine. I think what people forget to do is they need to actually tap the NFC reader to get it to work. Took me awhile to figure it out!
    I hope that fixes the problem I'm having. Been trying both Softcard and Wallet at various McD's. It's not working like I've seen on YouTube videos. In all cases, with both payment systems, I get a message to the effect that the transaction was not verified (although it did go through) and to check with the cashier. This is after having my SIM replaced at the AT&T store (HTC One M7). I'm beginning to suspect something wrong with my phone.
    11-14-2014 08:45 PM
  10. mrwallyy's Avatar
    Disclaimer I have a Note 3

    Do you have your Visa linked? Does it look like this:

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    11-14-2014 11:46 PM
  11. TWC42's Avatar
    Yep, except I got $25.00 in my Wallet balance
    When I switch back and forth between Wallet and Softcard, I make sure the one I am going to use is selected under NFC, Tap and Pay. The charges eventually go through, I can see them almost immediately on my Amex mobile app under pending charges, and Wallet eventually sends me an email confirming the purchase.
    But the transaction should be instant without the need to verify it manually by pushing more buttons on the screen or asking the cashier for confirmation.
    I see that you have Amazon Chase linked to your Wallet. I have that on my Wallet as a secondary card. Even though Softcard is supposed to work with Chase, it would not accept my Amazon Chase card.
    As someone pointed out in another thread, charges via Wallet to Amex show up as "Wallet B" and are treated as business expense, rather than the actual use, i.e., gas station, restaurant, grocery store. This reduces or eliminates the points one would get if the charge was reported correctly. Softcard, OTOH, reports the charges exactly as they are to Amex.
    With all these glitches, limitations and foibles, it's no wonder tap and pay is slow to be adopted.
    11-15-2014 05:17 AM
  12. mrwallyy's Avatar
    Yep, except I got $25.00 in my Wallet balance
    When I switch back and forth between Wallet and Softcard, I make sure the one I am going to use is selected under NFC, Tap and Pay. The charges eventually go through, I can see them almost immediately on my Amex mobile app under pending charges, and Wallet eventually sends me an email confirming the purchase.
    But the transaction should be instant without the need to verify it manually by pushing more buttons on the screen or asking the cashier for confirmation.
    I see that you have Amazon Chase linked to your Wallet. I have that on my Wallet as a secondary card. Even though Softcard is supposed to work with Chase, it would not accept my Amazon Chase card.
    As someone pointed out in another thread, charges via Wallet to Amex show up as "Wallet B" and are treated as business expense, rather than the actual use, i.e., gas station, restaurant, grocery store. This reduces or eliminates the points one would get if the charge was reported correctly. Softcard, OTOH, reports the charges exactly as they are to Amex.
    With all these glitches, limitations and foibles, it's no wonder tap and pay is slow to be adopted.
    From my credit card activity ...

    Problems with NFC transactions-capture.jpg
    11-15-2014 09:45 PM
  13. TWC42's Avatar
    So it seems that your Chase card handles Google Wallet purchases differently than my Amex card
    If I go to the details of a Wallet purchase on Amex, it lists the transaction as GOOGNFC*MCDONALDS........
    If I look at the details of the transaction, it lists it as GOOGLE WALLET B with the Mountainview CA address
    The category is Business Services.
    A purchase at ShopRite was handled the same way, Business Services
    However, a purchase with Softcard on Amex was listed as Sftcrd MCDONALDS.......
    Details showed the actual McDonald's, and the category was Restaurant.
    So it seems that the problem of losing points is USING AN AMEX CARD WITH WALLET
    Use a different card on Wallet and the points may be credited properly.
    Use Amex on Softcard, and the points will be credited properly.
    More confusion., More frustration, Fewer people using Tap and Pay.
    11-16-2014 05:35 AM
  14. youthfulgeezer's Avatar
    First post here (I'm pretty sure). Have a Galaxy Note 3 on Verizon (running Android 4.4.3). Have tried numerous times to make an NFC payment, with no luck ever. Very frustrating - would love to use this technology, but cant get it to work. I have NFC turned on so that's not the issue. Went to Verizon today - verified NFC by receiving a photo from another Android phone (tap to send). Received the photo with no problem.

    I have multiple cards associated with my Google Wallet account (and have one selected as a default) - no luck. At a loss here - anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks much in advance
    11-16-2014 05:15 PM
  15. TWC42's Avatar
    Check to see if you have Google Wallet selected under "Tap and Pay" inside the NFC menu in Settings.
    Would also suggest you try Softcard as well. If Softcard doesn't work, go to Verizon and see if you have the proper SIM
    11-17-2014 04:33 AM
  16. mrwallyy's Avatar
    So it seems that your Chase card handles Google Wallet purchases differently than my Amex card
    If I go to the details of a Wallet purchase on Amex, it lists the transaction as GOOGNFC*MCDONALDS........
    If I look at the details of the transaction, it lists it as GOOGLE WALLET B with the Mountainview CA address
    The category is Business Services.
    A purchase at ShopRite was handled the same way, Business Services
    However, a purchase with Softcard on Amex was listed as Sftcrd MCDONALDS.......
    Details showed the actual McDonald's, and the category was Restaurant.
    So it seems that the problem of losing points is USING AN AMEX CARD WITH WALLET
    Use a different card on Wallet and the points may be credited properly.
    Use Amex on Softcard, and the points will be credited properly.
    More confusion., More frustration, Fewer people using Tap and Pay.
    It could be that it's Amex more than anything else. Contact them to let them know? Maybe if more people bring it to their attention they'll do something about it.
    11-17-2014 09:19 AM
  17. TWC42's Avatar
    Bummed out about Softcard. Been getting push notifications from Softcard, and no way to stop. TOS allows push notifications. So I can't control my phone in a way I want (no notifications except emails and texts), then I'll disable Softcard. Done. Deleted Amex from Softcard app, disabled Softcard. Wallet wins by default.
    11-17-2014 10:39 AM
  18. golgo1313's Avatar
    I'm having a strange issue. When I try to use Softcard to pay (tried at multiple McDonalds and multiple Subways), it will beep, and on my screen it will say something like "information sent, please confirm with the cashier." But when I ask them, they say no information is coming through. It isn't coming up as declined or anything. Just no info.

    I linked my mycoke rewards to get 3 free drinks. That worked, but Softcard NFC payment doesn't seem to work. I haven't tried google wallet. Note 4, T-mo, Walmart prepaid plan. Any thoughts or ideas? I'm quite sure that Softcard is my default NFC payment, as whenever I use google wallet app, it tells me that it isn't the default NFC payment.
    11-21-2014 03:33 PM
  19. flexfield's Avatar
    Wallet works well at Panera Bread, at least in my location.

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    11-21-2014 03:56 PM
  20. larsdennert's Avatar
    Put me in the same boat. I have a Razr HD on Verizon and haven't gotten a single NFC transaction to work.
    Wallet works fine for buying apps on playstore or online websites.
    I have multiple CC registered and one selected for tap and pay.
    I turn on the phone screen, hold it near the terminal and the phone buzzes and opens wallet asking for my security pin.
    The terminal also asks for a pin (Debit MC transaction?) and I type the same pin in.
    Transaction gets rejected. I've gotten the error on the phone to consult the cashier (they are clueless). I've gotten the error that the phone needs to be online (ie to download virtual numbers every 24 hours) but it always has 4G and/or WIFI.

    Anyone do things differently? Do you continue to hold the phone near the terminal? Do you leave the pin blank on the terminal? Do you push a credit button on the terminal or something? Do you fling your droid across the store?
    Who's had success?
    Is there a Secure Element Sim I'm missing possibly?
    11-21-2014 06:10 PM
  21. M3Stang's Avatar
    Mine shows my visa. I've stopped trying.

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    11-21-2014 06:27 PM
  22. larsdennert's Avatar
    I just noticed that when I tapped on my google wallet balance in the app it took me to a verify screen where it wanted the last 4 of my SS and a bunch of other info. Possibly there is some sort of other verification step for wallet (NFC) that I never did even though I've been buying stuff with wallet for years. I'll have to try that now that I "verified".

    How about this? I have a zero wallet balance. Do I need a balance to use NFC? Normal wallet payments just deduct from my credit card. Actually it should work this way when you select a card to tap and pay with. Reason I was thinking about this was that Wallet NFC shows as a Debit Mastercard. Not sure what other reason the terminals are asking for a pin when I want to charge. A regular CC doesn't ask. Apple Pay doesn't ask.

    My phone doesn't have an enhanced Sim with Security chip. The Verizen Softcard app complains. I thought Wallet doesn't/can't read this anyway but maybe I need a different Sim. Thoughts? Experiences?
    11-21-2014 10:34 PM
  23. getsome0341's Avatar
    Does anyone know where the Nfc chip is located on the galaxy note 4?
    12-01-2014 11:04 PM
  24. Andy847's Avatar
    Put me in the same boat. I have a Razr HD on Verizon and haven't gotten a single NFC transaction to work.
    Wallet works fine for buying apps on playstore or online websites.
    I have multiple CC registered and one selected for tap and pay.
    I turn on the phone screen, hold it near the terminal and the phone buzzes and opens wallet asking for my security pin.
    The terminal also asks for a pin (Debit MC transaction?) and I type the same pin in.
    Transaction gets rejected. I've gotten the error on the phone to consult the cashier (they are clueless). I've gotten the error that the phone needs to be online (ie to download virtual numbers every 24 hours) but it always has 4G and/or WIFI.

    Anyone do things differently? Do you continue to hold the phone near the terminal? Do you leave the pin blank on the terminal? Do you push a credit button on the terminal or something? Do you fling your droid across the store?
    Who's had success?
    Is there a Secure Element Sim I'm missing possibly?
    I'm using a Verizon Note 4 with SoftCard and no problems when using at McDonalds and Walgreens. Occasionally at McDonalds I have to put the phone up to the terminal twice, as the first time it might not go through, but usually works the second time. I usually tell the Cashier it's going to be Credit before I put the phone up to the sensor, then they hit something on the register and when I hold the phone I get a beep or a vibration and I ask if it went through. That's after hitting the pin to get into the app and when the screen shows the SoftCard Virtual Card and says Ready to Pay. Also, sometimes I just put the back of the phone near the terminal and it works, sometimes I touch the back to the terminal. I haven't tried Google Wallet yet, but used it all the time on my N2. Got use to SoftCard after my N3 wouldn't work with Wallet, because of it being one of the phones tap and pay wouldn't work on at the time.

    I have had some McDonalds that have the NFC terminals there and I've tried to use the NFC and they straight out told me they don't work at that McDonalds. So maybe you should ask if it's on their end, because I've ran into that at a few different McDonalds.

    I just wish like everyone else, there were more places to use it. Seems to be taking so long for this to catch on to more retail stores. I love it, but half the time use it, just because I can. If it were available at a majority of places, I'd be using it, because it is easier than carrying more cards in my wallet or on keychain as far as Loyalty Cards. I probably wouldn't eat at McDonalds if I didn't have the Ability to use this. LOL. I hate their food except for breakfast.
    12-01-2014 11:53 PM
  25. larsdennert's Avatar
    Finally got NFC wallet to work. There is definitely an extra step in the setup for NFC. First time in wallet you have to tap on your balance and go through a setup different from other online transactions.

    Went back to an office depot I previously tried, opened the app, typed my pin, held it to the reader, typed the pin again on the reader and followed the rest of the readers prompts to complete the transaction (ie cash back etc)
    12-10-2014 06:55 PM
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