sirlance99 wrote: »
Really!? Everywhere I look, the people that are in the Google Wallet camp is just as upset about this as Apple Pay users. Just from my own posts on social media about this subject, both sides are in agreement. I see a ton of other that are the same as well.
Apple and Android users actually united to voice their dislike for what's happening with CurrentC and Google Wallet / Apple Pay bans.I don't think I've ever seen a Play Store or App Store rating this low.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.currentchttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/currentc/id912922036?mt=8?
mact wrote: »
My my. Who could possibly be behind this? Cough *ppl* Cough
slurpy wrote: »
You know the best part about this? Seeing all the vehemtn anti-Apple trolls acros the internet cheer on CurrentC, and the disabling of NFC options, simply because it's an "Apple Pay competitor". Hilarious, hypocritical little shits, cutting off their noses to spite their face.
Interesting. Not trying to contradict you as I imagine the more that are pissed off about this the better, but an Android-using co-worker seemed indifferent about it, stating (in reference to Google Wallet), "well, not that many people use it anyway". Though, I suspect, his deep seated dislike of Apple is probably clouding his judgement.
boltsfan17 wrote: »
That is pretty hilarious. Now imagine if CurrentC was in use and they had all of your bank account information, SSN, etc. This is a warning of a huge pending disaster waiting to happen when this service goes live next year.
solipsismx wrote: »
I'm with [@]SirLance99[/@]. I haven't seen any of that. The only pro-CurrentC comments I've seen are simply by idiots that seem to actually believe it's just as good as Google Wallet or ?Pay.
ktappe wrote: »
It would be nice if CurrentC got derailed, but I don't think it will for several reasons:
1) WalMart, the primary force behind it, tends to be stubborn. They will not give up easily.
2) There are signed contracts that need to be fulfilled.
digitalclips wrote: »
Solipism is my first guess ...
Interesting. Not trying to contradict you as I imagine the more that are pissed off about this the better, but a Android-using co-worker seemed indifferent about it, stating (in reference to Google Wallet), "well, not that many people use it anyway". Though, I suspect, his deep seated dislike of Apple is probably clouding his judgement.
I get that. Android users that are against Apple because of "Apple" annoy me. I've posted about this one subject several times now and get well over a hundred comments all stating they hate CurrentC. One post had over 300 comments. They were from both sides stating the same thing.
Doesn't matter tho. Apple Pay and NFC payments will come out on top in the end.
feynman wrote: »
Might be the first hack but guaranteed not to be the last I'm sure. Wait until this thing goes public. It's going to be a hackers wet dream!
techno wrote: »
I don't think this is what Tim Cook meant when he said "over the long arc of time."
macaholic_1948 wrote: »
You have to ask yourself these questions if you are a merchant:
1. For Walmart (and CVS, RiteAid and similar), is their primary customer base sophisticated enough to use CurrentC and do they pay by credit card, debit card, or cash primarily? (I shop Walmart maybe once per year).
The downside to their move is a lot of people pay by credit, particularly at Christmas, in order to stretch their purchasing power. Being pushed into a mold of using a debit card or equivalent will stymie their purchasing power. That could result in lower sales for merchants that depend on seasonal sales dollars to survive.
2. For most other merchants such as BestBuy, do consumers shop there often enough to make CurrentC worth the hassle, compared to scanning the back of a loyalty card and swiping a credit card?
I suspect the answers are not as favorable as the retailers think. They may still opt out of NFC payment systems, but at what cost.
I will be less likely to use merchants that do opt out.