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Q: After reading your post on Google Wallet, I’m very interested in signing up for this service. How do I do this?
A: Right now, you can’t. It’s not out yet. You can, however, sign up to be notified about its release. Go to this website and click the link that says “notify me.” Enter your email address and answer a couple of questions, then select “submit.” Google will then notify you when Google Wallet is available for your device.
When it does come out, it will be available as an app. At first, it will only be available for the Nexus S 4G phone, which is on the Sprint network, and will only work with Citi MasterCards and Google Prepaid Cards. Afterwards, it will expand, and be available on more devices and for use with more cards. It can potentially work on any phone that has the right kind of chip inside.
It will also only be available at certain retailers. These retailers must have a special reader that can communicate with your phone. The reader should have the MasterCard symbol and the word “PayPass” on it. It may also say, “Google Wallet accepted here.” This is the device that you hold your phone up to in order to pay. Some of the retailers that will use this system include Radio Shack, American Eagle Outfitters, CVS, Walgreen’s, and Subway.