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Google Wallet Card is available in the US

Google has announced the new Google Wallet Card that allows you to be paid instantly using Google Wallet, which is similar in concept to the PayPal Business Debit Card. As soon as someone pays you using Google Wallet, you can turn around and spend the money immediately using the Google Wallet Card.
The Google Wallet Card can be used to make purchases directly in stores and can be used as a debit to withdraw cash at ATM machines. Users can also link a bank account or credit or debit card to add funds to their Google Wallet card.
The Wallet Card also sends instant notifications when you spend money and these notifications can come to your smartphone to help keep tabs on transactions. The Google Wallet card is free of cost and there are no annual or monthly service fees to use it. Users can order the Google Wallet Card at no cost from inside the latest version of the Google Wallet application for Android, which will be available this week. Users can also order the card through their Google Wallet account.
The card is currently only available to users in the U.S.

Source: Google

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I don't get it
By bug77 on 11/21/2013 10:06:26 AM , Rating: 2
How is this different from a regular debit card? And don't tell me it doesn't carry any interest, I figured that out by myself ;-)

RE: I don't get it
By jimbojimbo on 11/21/2013 10:32:30 AM , Rating: 2
It seems if someone sends you money you can spend it right away whereas with a normal bank account you have to wait one business day for any electronic transfers to clear.

RE: I don't get it
By ipay on 11/21/2013 10:36:13 AM , Rating: 2
From the end users' and merchants' perspective, nothing really. Except, you as the end user, don't have to transfer the money to your normal checking/debit account before being able to spend it, so there is that convenience. If you use the PayPal version of the same concept, they refund some of the transactions fees. Don't know if Google is going the same thing; would be nice.

RE: I don't get it
By quiksilvr on 11/21/2013 10:52:09 AM , Rating: 2
You can tie your credit cards to it. This is useful because if you have an Amex credit card and the place only takes Visa or Mastercard, you can just tie your credit card to this.

RE: I don't get it
By quiksilvr on 11/21/2013 10:52:35 AM , Rating: 2
To further add, this technically means you will only have to carry this one card and tie your credit/debit cards to this one card.

So who's network is this on?
By mike8675309 on 11/21/2013 10:57:14 AM , Rating: 2
CC validation terminals generally subscribe to certain networks. Discover, AMEX, Visa, Master Card. I don't recall there being a Google network for swipe transactions. So who's network are they using? i.e. what will the Merchant's fees be for processing one of these google wallet transactions?

RE: So who's network is this on?
By techxx on 11/21/2013 10:58:08 AM , Rating: 2
Pretty sure it's MasterCard.

RE: So who's network is this on?
By ipay on 11/21/2013 11:19:22 AM , Rating: 2
It is.

To complete this transaction...
By chmilz on 11/21/2013 3:08:30 PM , Rating: 2
Please create a Google+ account.

*Based entirely on all Google services right now

data mining google
By jonjonjon on 11/21/2013 11:45:40 PM , Rating: 2
great now google can link all your shopping with your web surfing so they can serve you more ads. just bought a new item at the store with your card guess what ads you'll be seeing on google? there is zero chance i would ever let google data mine all my off and online shopping.

I'll say this twice...
By ForumMaster on 11/21/13, Rating: -1
RE: I'll say this twice...
By jimbojimbo on 11/21/2013 10:34:50 AM , Rating: 5
What will they add you to?

Honestly, I prefer targeted ads compared to random ads. I don't need to see any ads about The Voice or Grey's Anatomy or any other crap I give a rat's ass about. Here are the choices for any service:
1. pay for it
2. get random ads, most that won't apply to you
3. get targeted ads which may apply to you

You have to pick one. Nothing is free.

RE: I'll say this twice...
By techxx on 11/21/2013 10:48:49 AM , Rating: 2
I thought by now most people accepted (and even welcomed) the fact that your internet habits will lead to targeted ads pretty much wherever you go (not just Google). It's not a bad thing and the quicker you get over it the better the internet experience will become for you!

RE: I'll say this twice...
By NellyFromMA on 11/21/2013 1:21:37 PM , Rating: 2
LOL yeah, just like people accept and welcome commercials while they watch tv. What?!?

RE: I'll say this twice...
By bug77 on 11/21/2013 10:58:08 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, well, it's not like banks don't routinely exchange client information. And as far as security goes, it's easier to hack a bank than it is to breach Google's servers.

And ask yourself this: if you use ad-supported products, what's the harm in Google showing you relevant ads, as long as they show up anyway?

RE: I'll say this twice...
By HeavySnarker on 11/21/2013 10:59:46 AM , Rating: 2
Targeted ads ... isn't that a good thing?

RE: I'll say this twice...
By ClownPuncher on 11/21/2013 12:14:12 PM , Rating: 2
Not if you don't need targeted ads.

RE: I'll say this twice...
By nafhan on 11/21/2013 11:30:16 AM , Rating: 3
Targeted ads... like the ones I get from my bank?

Open your eyes: any financial company/service you use is probably doing something similar.

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