Review of Google Wallet - A smart, virtual Wallet for online shopping

Are you looking for a digital or an electronic Wallet? How about Google Wallet? Read the article to know most about Google Wallet, its features, pros, cons, working and review.

A surprising wallet from Google has taken the shape of a big trend. It's the Google Wallet! By Wallet, you might be thinking of it being some kind of a simple concrete wallet that we keep loaded with cash and cards in our pockets . Then I may say "No, not that!" and I am right at my place. So what is Google Wallet actually? Let me make you understand.

Google Wallet

Google Wallet app on Android smartphone screenshot
In simple language, Google Wallet is a digital wallet. It is an electronic mobile wallet that acts as a mobile payment system. It works just after it gets linked with your credit card, debit card, gift card or your loyalty card. After the linkage, Google Wallet will help you to spend your Wallet balance at millions of MasterCard® locations.

The Wallet balance depends upon the balance in any of your card that is linked with it. For instance, if you have an opening balance of $200 in your credit card and you have linked it with the Wallet, your wallet balance will also be $200. And this is how the Google Wallet does its job.

The Wallet makes it easy for the users to redeem sales promotions on their mobile phone. Not only this but with the help of it, one can withdraw cash at ATMs, even why not if he/she is anywhere. There is no chance of fraud activity over your saved card details in your Google Wallet. It is possibly only you and yours!

Sometimes you forgot to take your MasterCard® with you and suppose you enter a certain mall for shopping. What will you do then? Will you bear any insult after you found your payment method missing. But if you have linked your card with Google Wallet, you can sustain your reputation and even increase it. Well if you also have forgotten to take you smartphone, you can do nothing and sorry!

The work of Google Wallet is just to provide its users a substitute to their habits (mostly habit of forgetting things) and an excellent way to have a secure, safe and quick payment via mobile phones, anywhere, anytime. As mentioned earlier, Google Wallet uses one's MasterCard® to get started but there is a question, How to link a MasterCard® with Google Wallet? Isn't?

And the answer is simple and to the point. Just download the Google Wallet app from Play Store and after following some instructions, take a photo of your preferred MasterCard®. And you're linked to it. The app will automatically detect your card number and expiration date.

Wasn't that simple? Let move further by discussing the Wallet and all that, very below.

The Wallet and all that

Google Wallet is secured with Near Field Communication (NFC) by which users remains tension-free while making payments from their phones. As an app, the Wallet has reached in the pockets of millions of people.

With the app all the deals, discounts and offers remain in your pocket which interestingly means you carry less and save more. Even you don't need to wait for anything while paying; just spend money instantly. Moreover speed up through the online checkouts including buying on Google Play, Drive and other Google aspects.

You can download the Google Wallet app for your Android device from Play Store by clicking here and for your iOS device from iTunes by clicking here.

Now the big deal is Google Wallet Card. It is the offline method of using Google Wallet payment system. Grab your Google Wallet Card now. Note that the Wallet can use its full features only in USA. The main feature of the Wallet that is limited only to USA is sending money to any friend living in US via email address. Features of Google Wallet service

Thank God India comes in the list of countries where the Google Wallet online service is available. So Indian, it is the time to get started with this fast and free online service.

The Wallet currently supports the smartphones including Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S4 on US Cellular, Sprint, and Google Play, Motorola Moto X, LG Google Nexus 5 on Google Play, HTC One SV on Boost Mobile, Samsung Galaxy Axiom on US Cellular, LG Optimus Elite on Sprint, Virgin Mobile and Zact Mobile, HTC One on Sprint, LG Nexus 4 on Google Play, LG Optimus Elite on Sprint, Virgin Mobile and Zact Mobile, HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE on Verizon and Samsung Nexus S 4G on Sprint.

There are many dozens' more smartphone that come in the list. Some tablets that support Google Wallet include Asus Nexus 7 and Samsung Nexus 10. Updates to the Google Wallet app continue to come with the passage of time and many changes are being applied to it in order to meet the requirements of most criticism against it.


This was a bit dynamic description of what, why and how of the Google Wallet, Google Wallet app and Google Wallet Card. I hope that this article will help you in finding most of what you are looking for regarding the Wallet. If you find any wrong or incomplete information in the article or want to know more about the Wallet, then let me know from you in the form of responses to this article.

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Guest Author: Gabriel12 Jun 2015

Will be fantastic if the review describe how painful is to claim your money from Google virtual wallet after they decide to suspend the card because you send $50 dollars to a friend who don't have the app .
From their point of view that is "suspicious activity" and then freeze all you money for 30 days....

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