Google Prepaid Card
News about Google Prepaid Card.
September 11th, 2012
The Google Prepaid Card service will end on 17 October, Google has announced, due to the arrival of the new Google Wallet 2.0 NFC service. “Since we recently launched the ability to use any debit or credit…
August 1st, 2012
Google has unveiled a new version of its Google Wallet service that avoids the requirement for individual payment cards to be loaded onto a secure element. Instead, a prepaid MasterCard which draws funds from linked credit and debit cards is pre-loaded onto the secure element.
March 22nd, 2012
Google is topping up Google Wallet prepaid card accounts with an extra US$5 credit, The Verge reports. The perk is designed to compensate users for loss of service while the company searched for a solution to a hack that allowed unauthorised use of an existing prepaid card balance if someone recovered a lost Android phone without a screen lock.
February 15th, 2012
Google has found a fix for the exploit that allowed access to Google Wallet prepaid card balances and has turned back on the the ability to issue new cards.
February 11th, 2012
“To address an issue that could have allowed unauthorized use of an existing prepaid card balance if someone recovered a lost phone without a screen lock, tonight we temporarily disabled provisioning of prepaid cards,” says Google Wallet VP Osama Bedier.
February 10th, 2012
The latest Google Wallet hack is the first to impact users of stock Android phones and allows anyone who obtains a lost or stolen device which does not have a screen lock set up to gain access to and spend the owner’s prepaid card balance.
October 13th, 2011
Google has issued an updated version of its Google Wallet app which brings improvements to getting special offers, more transaction details, a better tutorial section and user interface upgrades — along with unspecified bug fixes.
October 3rd, 2011
Developers say they have come up with a way to add Google Wallet functionality, including a Google Prepaid Card carrying a free US$10 credit, to the original Nexus S NFC phone.
September 19th, 2011
The first public version of the Google Wallet app is being sent out to Sprint customers via an over-the-air software update today.
July 20th, 2011
Google has been field testing its NFC payments service with a large group of users since late May and, from later this summer, anyone with a Nexus S 4G and a Sprint contract will be able to use their phone to make mobile payments at merchants that accept MasterCard PayPass.
May 26th, 2011
Google has announced Google Wallet, Google Offers and a Google Prepaid Card, in partnership with MasterCard, Citi, First Data and Sprint.