Google Pay Power Button ShortcutSource: Joe Maring / Android Central

Being able to pay for things with your phone isn't a new concept in 2020. It's existed for years with platforms like Apple and Google Pay, with these services using the NFC chip in your phone to complete transactions at stores that accept it.

It's essentially the same thing as swiping your credit card or inserting its chip, but having that payment power built right into your phone is a nice convenience.

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Some of our AC forum members recently began talking about their use of Google Pay, with the conversation going as follows:

Ten Four

Here in the USA phone payment acceptance is highly variable. Outside of major cities you must also carry credit cards, debit cards, and cash, in my experience. I find it isn't worth attempting to use Google Pay, because even if the store offers it half the time it doesn't work or takes longer than simply swiping a credit card. More than once I have been in line at Walmart when someone has tried...

B. Diddy

I use Google Pay when I can -- I think it's convenient, and I'm satisfied with the security. These days, with contamination concerns, it's nice to do things completely contactless as well.


Never used it myself, always have my cards on me if I need to contactless.

me just saying

I use samsung pay or walmart pay. every once in a while I do google pay but lately only online. I do have kroger pay setup, just not used it yet since kroger is in another town.


What say you? How often do you use Google Pay for NFC payments?

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