Mobile payments technology available for some Android phone users after trial – but international customers will need to pre-pay.


This article titled “Google Wallet mobile payments system launched to public” was written by Juliette Garside, for on Monday 19th September 2011 21.13 UTC

Google has launched its mobile payments technology, Google Wallet, opening it to members of the public.

Google Wallet is vying to replace credit cards with phones containing a special chip that can be tapped against readers at cash tills in shops to make payments.

The technology has been on trial in New York and San Francisco since May with about 1,000 employees of Google and its partners in the venture, including MasterCard and Macy's department store.

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