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  # 1162254 26-Oct-2014 09:26
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The only problem with the US is that there are only very minimal numbers of NFC terminals right now - even with EMV being mandated by 2016 most retailers don't yet even have EMV capable terminals. One would assume however that anybody replacing terminals now will have EMV + NFC support which is exactly what has happened in the rest of the world.

I've used Paywave probably half a dozen number of times in the US in the past year on recent visits and have pretty much had a "WTF" kind of look from staff, most of whom had never seen anybody actually use it before and were totally amazed by the technology. One wasn't even sure I'd paid.

We have a similar issue here too. People are aware of NFC technology and payments but it's difficult to find terminals that have contactless payment functionality, and even if they do you're probably at a cafe and the staff will just take your credit card and swipe/insert it on their end anyway.

On second thought though, when I have been using my phone to make payments recently I've been getting various wtf looks too lol.

Lannah - find me on twitter.

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  # 1162294 26-Oct-2014 10:25
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I bought Subway with a Nexus 7 tablet + Google Wallet a few years back and the look from that was priceless.


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  # 1162295 26-Oct-2014 10:35
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The awkward moment when your phone/phablet/tablet is bigger than the terminal.

Lannah - find me on twitter.

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