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December 6, 2016 9:45 am

Wallets gone mobile! Ready for the switch?

wallet credit cards on a table

whats inside your wallet?

How many plastic cards do you have inside your wallets? In the most recent survey conducted, a man carries thick wallets with 10-15 cards on average and 24-32 cards for a woman. From Credit Cards, Identification Cards, Health Cards, Membership Cards, Miles, Bonus Cards, Discount Cards from 10 different shops can make your wallet Thick as a Brick.

There is now something called a VIRTUAL WALLET from Google, Rogers, and more companies are tying up with banks, firms, local transportation, malls and all establishments to make this happened. The concept is not entirely new, a couple of years ago Google Wallet and Rogers’s Sure Tap App were introduced to the Public. Why is it not progressing? Consumers opinion said that mainly those developers are not UNIFIED, no universal platforms for all the payments methods and system to follow. Each of the major developers wanted to be individually in control of the business that made consumers doubt its reliability and stability in the future.

Google Wallet was first launched in 2011 using Nexus S 4G smartphone enabling users to make purchases via NFC technology with an Android device. The current Wallet has made tremendous improvement ever since. The Google Wallet Card concept which happened to completely stopped in June 2016 was a significant change to introduce the Android Pay App and Google Wallet. Now you have to download the app, and you will see different options like Sending Money, Membership Cards, Security, Payments, Bank Accounts and Bank Statements -standard bank transaction is handled very well. Sending Money to friends has never been easy and the most important thing is the FREE TRANSACTION FEE. It is at the moment available in the USA. Once the money was transferred, you can quickly cash out using a debit card or linked bank accounts.

For payment to stores, shops, and other retail centers, use your Android Pay App inside your Android phone. Unfortunately, only Android Phones and Tablets that support Near Field Communication (NFC) and Host Card Emulation (HCE) which uses KitKat 4.4 or higher are allowed to download the App. What a shame to Apple Users who has a Gmail Accounts.

For more information on how to use Android Pay in Stores, watch this video:

Sure Tap App uses Rogers made the local grocery stores and shopping malls available to pay via E-Wallet. Simply top up or put some money in your prepaid account. Buying NFC Sim Card and Installing the Sure Tap App are the two things you need to do. Most of the shops nowadays are accepting Sure Tap. Apparently, in Canada, the pay pass (same concept) is a huge success.

Frequently asked questions

1Should you utilize HomeKit?
Ah, the number one concern with a bullet: Is Apple’s home automation service worth creating a house of the future? After three months with of experimenting with HomeKit, I can say that while I like it, it’s absolutely not best: HomeKit devices only just began showing up in 2015, and the framework is simply two years old. As such, there are still a lot of bugs to be fixed and kinks to exercise in the system. Siri doesn’t always work; Bluetooth-based accessories cannot update without a gadget close by to examine their status; and Wi-Fi based devices all need different bridges– which causes a lot of bridges in your network space.
2Is HomeKit worth it if you’re ready to suffer the occasional early adopter bug?
Definitely. Thinking about that HomeKit-enabled plug are available for just $30 to start your collection, the buy-in is not steep; Apple’s emphasis on the security aspect likewise elevates the house automation service above fellow rivals like Wink and WeMo. And recent assistance from longtime home automation gamers like Philips Hue is making it even easier to invest in this new technology.Ultimately, it’ll still be a couple of years before I think we’ll see HomeKit actually get mass attention. However, it’s fertile grounds for early adoption and experimentation. Scenes let you set up complicated actions, triggerable by an expression to Siri; Triggers offer much more control, letting you established action and time-based events, so there is a minor amount of operating switches and Siri. As possible. For me, HomeKit is a blast– even with the periodic bug or two– and I’m excited to see what the future holds.
3Would I use HomeKit to operate door locks?
When HomeKit does work, it’s downright incredible, and when it doesn’t, well the devices I pointed out above Likewise, all have manual control alternatives. Four months in, I have around 85 percent dependability with my HomeKit devices, and I only see Siri’s action rate and connectivity boost as time goes on.

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