Can anyone confirm Google Wallet will function normally on the Nexus 4?
I tried last night. Device recognized, loaded up, looked like it was working, but failed at making the actual payment. I hope someone has a solution for this
I have had it fail on me (on another device) from time to time. Have you been able to try it again?
My N4 just departed Kentucky and should be in my hands tomorrow! I'm using GW on my Galaxy Nexus, and I just noticed that's the only T-Mobile phone that's GW enabled! Looks like I'll be losing my Wallet unless TMO adds the N4 to the list.
Some times Google Wallet doesn't work because the machines at the restaurant / store are broke. For example a McDonalds that I go to at lunch has three machines and at least one of them doesn't work properly.
I've been trying to get GW to work on my N4 no luck so far. I was able to download it from Play Store but every time I try to start it it says "setting up Google Wallet, this may take up to 5 minutes" then Google Wallet crashes and says "Unfortuntely Wallet has stopped"., This is the one feaure that I really want and hope that TMobile doesn't block my unlocked N4 like they did my Nexus S... If anyone gets it to work please post. I'll side load if I have to but I shoul dn't have to it should just work.
Were you ever able to use it on your Nexus S? I used it on the Nexus S successfully.
My Nexus S Wallet worked up until September of this year and only by sideloading it becasue of TMobile bocking it. One day it stopped working sayin the current version was no longer supported and the Play Store wouldn't let me update indicating TMobile blocked the device frm Google Wallet. I'm on a call with Wallet Support right now and they are creating an escalation ticket for the N4 Google Wallet.
My N4 arrived and GW remembered my setup from my Galaxy Nexus, so all of my cards are there. I'm on the hunt for a PayPass retailer.
OK. I haven't used my Nexus S since September, or long before that actually.
After HOURS working on this I have determined what the issue is... The new Tmobile ISIS SIM cards being issued here in Salt Lake City (SLC is a ISIS test market) DISABLE the NFC chip used by Google Wallet. Google Wallet works just fine without a SIM then once the NFC enabled SIM card is inserted Google Wallet crashes and the only way to get google wallet back is to remove the SIM and restart the device. TMobile this is completely a-hole move! Let people use the equipment the way they want to!!!
MasterCard has an Android app to help you find their pay pass outlets.
Then I am lucky as in my market (Melbourne, Florida) as my Google purchased N4 works fine with Google Wallet. No crashes. I moved the microSIM from my SGS3 to this N4. As this is not an ISIS test market, my SIM card is proobably not eanbled for ISIS (at least that's how I see it)
This isn't T-Mobile's "fault". Google Wallet works with a secure element to use the NFC chip in the phone. The secure element is probably conflicting with the way that the NFC-enabled SIM card that you have in the Nexus 4 works. I'll look for a link to a paper that I read that explained the different ways that NFC communicates with mobile payments and post it if I find it.
Edit: I found the link: http://www.droplabs.co/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Emerging-Mobile-Payments-landscape.pdf
I can say that the new ISIS SIM cards DO turn off the NFC capability of the device. To TMOs credit I went into a store and got a non-ISIS SIM card and Google Wallet now works. Figured it out all by myself no thanks to TMobile. I don't care what you say, it is TMobiles "fault" if they are using SIMs that block phone functionality. Bottom line, it's fixed now.
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