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As with must sucking things with Android, it mostly boils down to the carriers getting their money grabbing paws on everything. They are all trying to figure out how to make their own payment gateways and don't want Wallet to get a foothold before they are ready.
Why do they lock roms so you can not remove the bloat ware they install on your phone too? Make out experiences worse so they can cash in as much as possible.
Is anything compatible… Clearly Verizon is one that is not..
Amazing how the carriers can get away with this.
Verizon blocks it because they have their own in the works. I think it's called Isis. I rooted my phone so so I could side load it. It's amazing too when ppl see me use it. They ask me how I'm doing that.But sadly only Petco and McDonald's are using nfc payments.
I get the same message on my HTC EVO 3D phone and my carrier is Sprint. I can't tell if its Sprint's doing or a hardware limitation of the phone. Sure would like to know.
NFC can be an interesting beast…
+Stuart Ponder I believe the phone does not have NFC. NFC is still pretty new, and a lot of brand new phones still don't have it. But it's coming. 😛
If your phone has NFC it is possible to use Google Wallet. But the cell providers are blocking the app from being installed or I should say not allowing it as it accesses a security portion of the phone by Google.Cell companies use that as an excuse but this is why:https://www.paywithisis.com/
+Nick Young-Soares NFC isn't new, but manufacturers have been super slow to provide it to the U.S. market for some reason. Heck there are vending machines in Japan that uses it and Europe too. Only a few retailers use it in the U.S. sadly.
Because the US is slow to adopt anything… Becase vendors know most Americans will not read instructions and complain when they cannot use their devices…. Leading to massive support costs…
Thank Verizon for botching updates and blocking functions on your "google" phone.
More than just Verizon, any cell provider putting locks and bloatware on phones. Verizon is just the most blatant with it.
Better than being a secretive pos….. At least I know what I am getting with Verizon.. Mostly screwed
Hands up for rooting thru XDA! No crapware necessary.
Verizon, Sprint, At&t and T-Mo don''t allow Google Wallet. They are holding it off for Iris to be effective nationwide since they have part ownership in it.
Sprint does, I have it working out of the box. Happened around May 15th or so.
Mines worked on sprint for the past year.
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