Google to Turn Mobile Phones Into Wallets
Released on: September 27, 2011, 2:42 pm
The latest launch from the search giant aims to use a mobile
phone to pay for everyday purchases, and heralds a new age for
telecommunications, say Just Call.
Earlier this month it was announced that Google had launched Google Wallet, their
very own mobile payment system that enables the user to pay for goods and services
using their mobile phone. Currently being advertised as a new payment method to
rival credit and debit cards, Google Wallet has been successfully trialled in New
York and San Francisco since May this year, and could open up a whole new world to
mobile phone users, say cheap call provider Just Call.
A spokesperson for Just Call comments: “Google Wallet is obviously a huge step
forward for mobile phones, as until recently they could obviously only be used for
the purposes of communication, such as by making phone calls and sending text and
emails. However, the advent of Google Wallet means that users will soon be able to
pay using their mobile phones, thanks to Near Field Communications (NFC) which
means that when a special chip inside the phone is tapped against a reader at a till
it will pay the amount, which is just extraordinary.”
While Google Wallet is to be marketed in the US only, the pre-paid Google Wallet
card will be able to work internationally from the launch, and it can also be used
at any of the 300,000 retailers in the US and elsewhere that accept MasterCard
PayPass. But while the launch of this product has been limited to the US, Just Call
are confident that this new technology will catch on and become a new method of
payment around the world.
The spokesperson for Just Call continues: “While Google
Wallet has only been launched in the US so far, it would seem that the trials in New
York and San Fransisco, where around 1000 Google, Mastercard, and Macy's employees
used this payment method, were very successful. At present, Google Wallet can be
downloaded as an app from a phone network in the US, and will work on a Nexus S
phone, which runs on Google's Android system.
However, we believe that in a few years this type of technology will be used all
over the world, and change the mobile phone industry as we know it, so as well as
being able to make international calls to anywhere in
the world, users will be able to pay for purchases too, which is a really exciting
About Just Call:
JustCall is a great service that allows you to make cheap calls home instantly from
any fixed phone.
What makes it such a great service is that you are charged for your call by your
current service provider at the rate listed for our access numbers that you use. So,
you can use the service any time you choose without going through registrations or
No registration, no subscriptions, no accounts, no credit cards
No more unwanted daily maintenance charges
No more credit lost by cards going dead
No more unseen rate changes
No more misleading posters offering utopian minutes you never get anyway.
Instead JustCall offers you cheap international calls all day every day.
Contact Just Call:
Just Call/ WaveCrest,
4-12 Norton Folgate,
London E1 6DB.
Enquiries: 0870 801 7800
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