I've been making a concerted effort to use this. I don't mind unlocking my phone. In fact, I'm pleased to see the requirement. I have a fingerprint unlock that makes it easier too. The only hurdle I've come across is availability of devices that can use it. I have noticed, like some other reviewers mentioned, that the payee isn't always correct. It is usually listed as something else like the business next door, with the correct price of purchase though. Edit- March 8 A friend of mine suggested that the app uses GPS to decide who the payee is. In light of that, I'd recommend, at least, the ability to edit the payee name.
Works fine in the UK, most suppliers seem to accept the payment method. Two areas i would like to see improvements. 1. How do i add a gratuity to a restaurant bill? It was explained by waiter that he expected to see a loss of tips. The POS machine is not geared up to tips when paying by this mechanism. Still have to carry cash for the tips. 2. How do we process loyalty cards. Reticent to use this payment method in Tesco when i have to use my Tesco credit card to get my loyalty points, then use Android payment to pay the bill.
I love this thing. Stands head and shoulders above the rest. Unlock is sometimes fiddley with 3rd party lock screens, but it beats my Samsung pay. If only the Banks and merchants supported it better(Woolworths Australia always asks for my card. Didn't originally, but now every purchase so I'm blaming them). This is the future people, I cannot wait for more things to adopt this in my country.
Inconsistent and flakey. I've been embarrassed trying to use Android Pay on TFL services too many times. Other retailers were fine for a while, but every payment point is so unreliable now, I've become afraid for what that might indicate about security. It also frequently reports payment locations that are simply not true. I'll be leaving it on my phone because it now has a history, but as much as I want to use it, I don't trust it.
Good app could be better. When we're able to add all types of gift cards especially Visa & MC and the ability to add a few ID cards then this will truly be a digital wallet. Until then I can not recommend this as a digital replacement for your wallet. I just feel from using both Google Wallet and Android Pay that Google Wallet was extremely the better version! You could add any credit card and you could send money. As always the big G screws up their apps by splitting them apart without taking into count the end user... Booooo !
When, oh when, will this app be properly secured? Years ago, its predecessor was secured by an app password, but ever since it became android pay, it uses the lock screen as "security." Totally inappropriate and insecure! Let someone borrow your phone, they have access to your cards because this app isn't secured separately!! Bring back the app lock instead of the lock screen to secure the app.
• You can now pay with a card other than your default. Just open the app and tap on the card right before you pay.
• Bug fixes and improvements.
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