• Android Pay goes live in the UK
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[QUOTE]Google is launching Android Pay, its tap-and-go contactless payment service, in the UK. Nearly 60% of the country's smartphone users own an Android handset. Devices running Android 4.4 or higher and fitted with an NFC (near field communication) chip will be able to use the service. The firm said it had chosen the UK as the next place to offer mobile payments because of British familiarity with contactless payments. Until now, the facility had only been available in the US. ... For now, just as with Apple Pay, most retailers will only allow payments up to £30 using your phone. The promise is that a software upgrade to payment terminals will allow higher amounts, although you will then need to use your unlock method to authorise the transaction. ... At launch, many Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards will work with the app, although Barclays customers will not be able to use Android Pay. That is because the bank is going it alone, making contactless payments available through its own mobile banking app. [/QUOTE] [URL="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36320321"]Source[/URL] [URL="https://support.google.com/androidpay/answer/6314169?hl=en"]Participating banks[/URL] Pretty annoyed that RBS aren't supporting it yet, this is what I get for not changing banks years ago after all that shit show I suppose.
Of course Co-Op Bank aren't using it. Damn their amazing student overdrafts.
If your bank isn't supporting it, check their support Twitter for more info cos they're all getting hit with questions about it. Santander says they will support it later in 2016, RBS and Co Op Bank are both like "no announcement at this time"
[QUOTE=smurfy;50343683]If your bank isn't supporting it, check their support Twitter for more info cos they're all getting hit with questions about it. Santander says they will support it later in 2016, RBS and Co Op Bank are both like "no announcement at this time"[/QUOTE] Time to bring out the salt!
Natwest says soon, Barclays have no plans.
[QUOTE=ben1066;50343760]Natwest says soon, Barclays have no plans.[/QUOTE] Barclays is trying to push their own app, they only support Apple Pay because Apple don't let third party apps use NFC apparently.
I just set it up on my phone, Pretty damn easy and it got my card details from my google wallet so all I had to do is enter the CVV number and get a text from my bank with a confirmation code. Setup process was less than 5 mins. Does anyone know if the current chip and pin machines (at supported stores) support android pay or they'll have to have support added? I'm tempted to stop by KFC after work and give it a shot.
[QUOTE=Th13teen;50343926]I just set it up on my phone, Pretty damn easy and it got my card details from my google wallet so all I had to do is enter the CVV number and get a text from my bank with a confirmation code. Setup process was less than 5 mins. Does anyone know if the current chip and pin machines (at supported stores) support android pay or they'll have to have support added? I'm tempted to stop by KFC after work and give it a shot.[/QUOTE] Most card readers in the UK have contactless support so I think it should. As long as your transaction is less than £30. If you see this symbol on the card reader it should work: [IMG]https://www.android.com/static/img/pay/cardsymbol.png[/IMG] [editline]18th May 2016[/editline] Promo video: [video=youtube;F312y9Mr-Iw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F312y9Mr-Iw[/video]
[QUOTE=Th13teen;50343926]I just set it up on my phone, Pretty damn easy and it got my card details from my google wallet so all I had to do is enter the CVV number and get a text from my bank with a confirmation code. Setup process was less than 5 mins. Does anyone know if the current chip and pin machines (at supported stores) support android pay or they'll have to have support added? I'm tempted to stop by KFC after work and give it a shot.[/QUOTE] Most chip and pin machines are NFC enabled. If it supports contactless cards or Apple Pay, it will support Android Pay.
Oh neat Halifax is doing it, I better look into this
Just tried it in both Subway and Marks and Sparks. Worked great for both with my Z5c, no problem at all even with a leather flip case on. In M&S the older lady cashier looked at me when I said I was paying by card and held my phone over the terminal, and was like 'Oh just use your app then' and laughed. Think it might take a bit for people to get used to it.
Too bad these pay apps are fucking slow and work half the time. "Oh, that doesn't work on our terminals" even though the reader has the logo. I'm looking at YOU Smith's. And, 80% of the cards I put on the app don't have card art, so it's just a solid color card with no information except the last 4 so I can't tell which BLUE card is my credit and which is my debit half the time. I also have a silver card and an orange card (the orange card is actually silver plastic) and have no idea what they are without getting the actual card out and reading the numbers.
But when will it come to Canada :(
Tried it, got rejected five times until the sixth attempt worked :v:
[QUOTE=Smoot;50345243]Too bad these pay apps are fucking slow and work half the time. "Oh, that doesn't work on our terminals" even though the reader has the logo. I'm looking at YOU Smith's.[/QUOTE] That's barely that app's fault. That's the retailer's fault.
Aww yeah Lloyds supports this as well :smug: Been waiting for this for a long time!
too bad you have to re-add your cards to android pay every time you update a rooted phone. and for some banks this involves calling them to allow it.
Damn it Co-Op, don't do this to me.
Was super easy to set it up for me since I already had my card saved to my Google account so it was eZ. I've been hype for this for months so I'm eager to try it out
Just added my card to my phone, was extremely simple (Lloyds bank). Gonna test it out tomorrow/Friday I guess.
Hey I can add my Boots card so I never forget to use the thing :v:
If you already have a rooted phone: [url]http://android.wonderhowto.com/how-to/get-android-pay-working-rooted-device-0164604/[/url]
[QUOTE=meppers;50345585]too bad you have to re-add your cards to android pay every time you update a rooted phone. and for some banks this involves calling them to allow it.[/QUOTE] Just don't root then, or go without. It's a security thing. You don't want some dodgy app gaining root and then gaining access to your Android Pay card details.
AWWW yeaahhh I saw someone using their iPhone to pay in M&S today and was thinking when Android pay would come out The day has arrived
[QUOTE=benbb;50346092]Just don't root then, or go without.[/QUOTE] i can't imagine using a phone without root, honestly
[QUOTE=karlosfandango;50346015]If you already have a rooted phone: [url]http://android.wonderhowto.com/how-to/get-android-pay-working-rooted-device-0164604/[/url][/QUOTE] doesn't work on nexus 6 and up
[QUOTE=Giraffen93;50346811]i can't imagine using a phone without root, honestly[/QUOTE] They unfortunately you'll have to realize a phone without Android Pay.
[QUOTE=benbb;50346918]They unfortunately you'll have to realize a phone without Android Pay.[/QUOTE] we don't have it here anyway, couldn't care less v:v:v i don't really see the point of it anyway, takes me less than 10 seconds to whip out my card, enter my pin, waiting for it to process, and taking my card
i'd rather have system-wide adblocking over nfc payment tbh
[QUOTE=Giraffen93;50346984] i don't really see the point of it anyway, takes me less than 10 seconds to whip out my card, enter my pin, waiting for it to process, and taking my card[/QUOTE] I think the idea is great. a) Chip and pin processing is slow; especially in more remote places like service stations and terminals using 3G/4G since it needs to connect to a remote server to confirm the transaction. Contactless is pretty much instant. b) I'm a big user of loyalty cards on my phone (e.g. Subway Subcard/KFC Colonels Club etc.). It saves me having to both get my wallet out and my phone at the same time. It makes sense to do it all with one device. c) It's great as a backup. If you go out without your wallet (unlikely, but never know it might happen) you're always going to be able to get some food/drink and pay for most things. Same for if you lose your card as well. d) It's actually more secure than contactless bank cards since you need to unlock your device first before you can use it. With contactless cards anyone with physical access can use it with no problem whatsoever.
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