If you’ve ever purchased a smartphone, then you know that your phone comes loaded down with all sorts of proprietary apps that you may or may not use. There are apps from the carrier, and apps from the operating system manufacturer. No matter your phone or provider, that’s just something that happens. In the case of Google, they’re joining the remote payment trend. Google Wallet will soon come standard on all new smartphones from Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile.
“This is great for customers and for mobile payments and we’re looking forward to working with Google to help more customers experience the benefits of tap to pay on their Verizon Wireless smartphone,” reads an email from a Verizon spokesperson.
Google Wallet, like Apple Pay, is basically a third party payment manager. Instead of carrying around cards, you enter the information into your payment app of choice and use it to check out online or at places where NFC scanners are available (assuming you have an NFC-enabled smartphone). Of course, just because you have it that doesn’t mean you will use it, but increased exposure makes it more likely to be adopted by the consumer at large.Technorati Tags: AT&T, google, google wallet, google wallet becomes standard on android phones, google wallet now standard on smartphones, smartphone apps, smartphones, t-mobile, verizon wireless