In May, we announced Google Wallet with our partners Citi, MasterCard, Sprint and Google, and I’m sure you’re curious to know where we are with the launch and when you can get Google Wallet on your phone.
Well, during the past few months, it’s been tested extensively, and today we’re thrilled the first version of Google Wallet is being rolled out today to all Sprint Nexus S 4G phones through an over-the-air update.
This means that Sprint customers with a Nexus S 4G phone can now tap to pay at thousands of participating retailers, including Macy’s, Peet’s Coffee & Tea and Subway. This is very exciting news for First Data and all our partners, and a great milestone we’ve collectively reached.
In my first blog post about Google Wallet I highlighted First Data’s involvement in the Google Wallet app. You may recall that we’re providing innovative technology called First Data Trusted Service Management that enables provisioning and management of virtual cards in Google Wallet, and that we're leading the charge to enable smaller merchants with the POS technology needed to accept Google Wallet. We're proud to announce that First Data is also powering the Google Prepaid MasterCard with our Money Network® solution.
When we have additional milestones and news on Google Wallet, I'll let you know. In the meantime, Sprint issued a press release today that has more details about the first release, and you can also learn more about Google Wallet at http://www.google.com/wallet or via the announcement Google made today.