They were probably active for PayPass/payWave and those were grandfathered. And maybe Google Wallet also was grandfathered - I'm just speculating. Whatever it was, it didn't get enough attention for anyone to do anything about it. It just didn't matter. Then ... BOOM ... Apple made a big splash. And the actions of CVS and Rite-Aid are a huge vote of confidence in its success.
11/4/14 at 1:25pm