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On 04 October 2015
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Chun Wah Kam was removed as the employees refused to accept NFC payment citing "Management said that phone payments is not secure, anyone can add a card to it".  This is rather hypocritical seeing as how they don't ask for identification for physical card verification.  NFC payments are just as secure as card payments and the liability shift still is in effect as EMV tokenization is the basis for Android Pay and Apple Pay.  We hope that they will reverse their decision to give more payment choices to their customers.

 
On 10 September 2015
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According to the Official Android Blog, Android Pay will be rolling out starting 9/10/2015.  The existing Google Wallet app will become the Android Pay app and person to person payments will be made through the new Google Wallet app

 
On 02 August 2015
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A recent visit to the Sees Candy Pearlridge verified that they have not rolled out contactless capable terminals as of yet.  An employee verified that they are still waiting for the new terminals to accept contactless and NFC payments.  We are temporarily removing the location from the map until the new units are verified as working.

 
On 01 June 2015
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One of the many things introduced at Google I/O 2015 was Android Pay.  A few months ago at Mobile World Congress, Google exec Sundar Pichai teased the world with an introduction to Android Pay, but touted it as an API for developers to use to secure payments through Android phones.  Announced at Google I/O 2015, the final version of Android Pay moves the Tap-To-Pay element from Google Wallet to Android Pay and increases the layer of security by integrating the new fingerprint API introduced with Android M.  

The product also integrates loyalty programs such as My Coke Rewards-- when used at Coke vending machines will allow you to utilize either your credit card selected in Android Pay or use your My Coke Rewards to redeem a product with your points.  

The new Android Pay also changes the payment mechanism from a fixed Virtual MasterCard number that charges your normal card to Tokenized Random Virtual Card Numbers, like Apple Pay uses, that helps secure your credit card number by submitting a randomly generated card number instead.

Google Wallet is supposedly living on as a way to send payments between two people and as the physical credit card that links to your Android Pay account.

Android Pay is expected to be released to Android phones running 4.4+ but the fingerprint API is only going to be available for Android M at this time.

HNLNFC will be transitioning mentions of Google Wallet to Android Pay on the website.

 
On 24 May 2015
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Pono Plates has a separate POS system from their credit/debit acceptance. Their credit/debit is run though a Verifone VX520 which accepts NFC payments. If you would like to make a payment with your phone or contactless card, ask the cashier to ring the payment on the VX520 and then ask to place your phone over the screen on the terminal. The sale should go right through.

 
On 13 May 2015
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There were several false reports on Apple tech sites that state that NFC based payments were dropped in favor of Paypal. We previously verified that their Ingencio iSC250s did accept Google Wallet so we were skeptical.  We decided to try it ourselves at the Pearl City location and while the terminal does read the NFC token, it will hang and require the salesperson's intervention.  No matter what we did, the transaction was not allowed.  According to Bloomberg Business, Home Depot is currently weighing options in the mobile payment front.  Until Home Depot officially announces NFC payment as an option, we are removing their listing on our map.

 
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