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Google Pay is a digital wallet and online payment system that allows you to use your Android device to make purchases in store, in apps and online without needing your physical debit or credit card. This guide covers what Google Pay is, how it works, how to use it and what US banks currently offer it.
Google Pay supports thousands of financial institutions. Use the table to compare 17 banks that support Google Pay compared to Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.
|Bank||Google Pay||Apple Pay||Samsung Pay|
|Bank of America||Bank of the West|
Once you’ve stored your cards in Google Pay, you can make contactless payments in stores by holding your Android device up to a card reader. There’s a near field communication (NFC) chip inside your phone and the card reader. Both chips connect to each other and process the payment without needing your physical card or PIN.
You can add a new card to Google Pay in a matter of minutes:
You must be at least 16 years old to use Google Pay. If you’re under age 18, you’ll need a parent or legal guardian’s permission before you can accept the terms and conditions and use the app.
You can store as many cards as you’d like in Google Pay. There’s no limit.
You can use Google Pay worldwide at any store that accepts contactless payments. As of May 2020, you can use Google Pay in any of the following locations:
Use this table to see some of the banks that offer Google Pay.
With Google Pay, you can make in-store and online purchases using your mobile device as a digital wallet. But this contactless payment system only works on Android devices and with eligible debit and credit cards.
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