In the past few thousand years, the way we pay has changed just three times—from coins, to paper money, to plastic cards. Now we’re on the brink of the next big shift.
Introducing Google Wallet
Google Wallet is an Android app that makes your phone your wallet. It stores virtual versions of your existing plastic cards on your phone. Simply tap your phone to pay and redeem offers using near field communication, or NFC.
Payments, offers, loyalty, and so much more by Google Wallet
Google Wallet has been designed for an open commerce ecosystem. It will eventually hold many if not all of the cards you keep in your leather wallet today. And because Google Wallet is a mobile app, it will be able to do more than a regular wallet ever could, like storing thousands of payment cards and Google Offers but without the bulk. Eventually your loyalty cards, gift cards, receipts, boarding passes, tickets, even your keys will be seamlessly synced to your Google Wallet. And every offer and loyalty point will be redeemed automatically with a single tap via NFC.
The future of commerce starts today
Google Wallet is now released on Nexus S 4G by Google, available on Sprint. Over time, we plan on expanding support to more phones.
You can pay with Citi® MasterCard® cards and the Google Prepaid Card. You can tap to pay at hundreds of thousands of merchants.
This is just the beginning, but we believe that, in time, your phone with Google Wallet will be the one thing that holds everything you need to carry.
How Google Wallet works
Where Google Wallet works
Look for these symbols at checkout.
You can tap to pay using Google Wallet at hundreds of thousands of MasterCard® PayPass™ merchant locations. Just look for these symbols: