1. JoeyNJ's Avatar
    I've tried to use Google Wallet for the first time and I couldn't get it to work. Fortunately, I went to a store at about 6:30 AM so I wouldn't look like an ***** if I did have a problem. I got to the register, woke and unlocked my phone (By the way, do I need to unlock my phone... or just wake it? All the instructions I've seen just say to wake it. I've never seen anything about unlocking it). The cashier finished ringing everything up. I took my phone out and put it near the reader. It beeped and I was all happy. However, it didn't do anything after that. The Google Wallet PIN screen never came up and there was no sort of acknowledgment on the terminal. So I put my phone against the terminal again (for a few seconds). It beeped a few times, but that was it. I just ended up paying with a credit card. When I got to work, I opened up the Wallet app. I got the message that says that NFC is disabled in settings and it needed to be enabled. I thought "Great, at least I know why it didn't work". I went into settings and the NFC was already enabled. I disabled / re-enabled it. I've since gone back into the Wallet app a few times and have not gotten the message that NFC was disabled. I haven't tried making any purchases yet. Here are my questions:

    1 - If the NFC is disabled, will the terminal still beep?
    2 - Why would the Wallet app think NFC was disabled when it was enabled? Could it have been disabled as a security measure since I had tried a number of times to get it to work without luck (even though it said it was enabled in settings).

    Thanks for any help / suggestions. It's such a small number of people using this that it's hard to find support.
    05-02-2012 09:31 AM
  2. jtexans's Avatar
    1. not sure
    2. if you never entered the PIN before purchase, G-Wallet is probably disabled.

    That's happened to me a few times while at Whataburger. 50% of the time, I have to swipe twice for some reason b/c my phone is on a 15 second until screen sleeps. Once it's in sleep mode, Wallet won't work (I think). Just go into settings in Wallet to see when the App is set to tipout.
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    05-02-2012 09:44 AM
  3. chud's Avatar
    Did the cashier say anything? They usually have to press a button or whatever on their end of the register.
    05-02-2012 09:46 AM
  4. JoeyNJ's Avatar
    Cashier didn't ask or say anything. I know they should be ringing it up as credit. It may have just been a fluke I guess as I haven't tried it again. I just thought it was odd that when I opened the Wallet app it said that NFC was disabled and when I went into the preferences, it was enabled. Today was my first experience. Reading comments related to using Wallet, it looks like there are all sorts of different results. This is one of those times where I wish Apple would implement NFC in the iPhone. At least that way there would be enough users to warrant a more uniform implementation. I would think the NFC on the phone should work the same as credit cards that you can tap... which should be fairly mature at this point.
    05-02-2012 10:42 AM
  5. johnb0072's Avatar
    I've used mine at CVS a lot and sometimes it is a little touchy but always works.
    05-02-2012 06:34 PM
  6. Jude526's Avatar
    I saw a newscast locally. Be careful when using your phone. A good way for becoming a victim of identity theft. Scary how we think we are safe when very well we may not be so safe. There are some applicas I refuse to use and this one is at the top.of my list. Just saying.

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    05-02-2012 06:44 PM
  7. chud's Avatar
    I saw a newscast locally. Be careful when using your phone. A good way for becoming a victim of identity theft. Scary how we think we are safe when very well we may not be so safe. There are some applicas I refuse to use and this one is at the top.of my list. Just saying.

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    Why is it at the top of your list? Also, what other apps?
    05-02-2012 06:52 PM
  8. deathpod's Avatar
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    :what: You shoehorn an NFC chip into that thing? I don't think you need to be worried.
    05-03-2012 06:40 AM
  9. MarkHirt's Avatar
    Your local news like all news likes to blow things way out of proportion... just to get your attention, they laugh about it in private

    There are many ways to become the victim of identity theft, in reality the NFC chip in your phone is the LAST thing to worry about. Google Wallet requires a PIN, PayPass Mastercard credit cards DO NOT.

    Do you ever use a Credit Card at a resturant?
    If so why the F*&% are you worried about you phone, you just gave your card to someone you may have never met and may never see again, They have everything they need to take your money and you Tipped them for doing it.

    I few years ago someone stole outgoing checks from my mailbox and "washed" one, my bank canceled the uncashed checks and returned the money to my account from the one that was. Months later I got a letter from the Postal Inspector stating they caught the thief and she was being prosecuted.


    I saw a newscast locally. Be careful when using your phone. A good way for becoming a victim of identity theft. Scary how we think we are safe when very well we may not be so safe. There are some applicas I refuse to use and this one is at the top.of my list. Just saying.
    05-03-2012 07:24 AM
  10. j_grouchy's Avatar
    I few years ago someone stole outgoing checks from my mailbox and "washed" one, my bank canceled the uncashed checks and returned the money to my account from the one that was. Months later I got a letter from the Postal Inspector stating they caught the thief and she was being prosecuted.
    Man, I can't wait until checks are just universally obsolete. I'm blown away when I see people writing checks in a grocery store checkout and can't stand it when I have to write a check to pay some bill...which is exceedingly rare, but still happens on occasion.
    05-03-2012 08:23 AM
  11. Mellimel22's Avatar
    Lol yeah my grandparents is the only ones i c besides somebody in the grocery store writing checks i just say wow look how tech improved in these short years lol and fyi my google wallet always works but i use it as debit becuz of the pin(i had to because everybody was amazed of what i did they didnt think it was real lol) and totally safe if u let someone get your phone pin u are a moron

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    05-03-2012 08:34 AM
  12. chud's Avatar
    Good going guys. I wanted to hear her original thoughts instead of her parroted comments. Now she'll never come back

    And my identity was stolen just by posting in this thread. CRAP!
    05-03-2012 10:35 AM
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