Google Wallet   is   a  mobile  payment system developed by Google that allows its users to store credit cards, loyalty cards, and gift cards among other things, as well as redeeming sales promotions on their mobile phone. Google Wallet uses near field communication to “make secure payments fast and convenient by simply tapping the phone on any Pay Pass-enabled terminal at checkout.”


Google Wallet launch partners include Citi as the issuing bank, Master Card as the initial payment network, and   Sprint  as the first mobile carrier. Merchants who accept Google Wallet include: American Eagle Outfitters, Bloomingdales, Foot Locker, Jamba Juice, Macy’s, RadioShack, Subway,The  Container Store , Toys “R” Us, and Walgreens.

In addition, Google Wallet works at other participating MasterCard Pay Pass merchants including, Best Buy, BP, CVS Pharmacy, Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, Office   Max, Petco , Sports Authority, Sunoco, The Home Depot, Tim  Hortons   and other retailers.

NJ Transit  also participates with Paypass and Google Wallet.

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