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Sprint Touch Wallet slides show carrier is serious about NFC wallet app

Sprint is working on their own NFC wallet app

| Apps News | Posted: Jun 12, 2012 6:28 pm

It looks as though Sprint could be working on their own NFC wallet app. Last week, news leaked out that Sprint was developing their own NFC wallet app, and thanks to some slides passed along today, we now know that those rumors were true. The details are slim, but we certainly know more now than we did.

 

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The thing looks pretty darn similar to Google Wallet. Sprint has been the only official partner carrier for that app, so they may have decided it would be better to make their own. The biggest questions remain unanswered. Questions like what bank partners Sprint will have or when it will be unveiled have yet to receive an answer.

 

Functionally, it appears to be near identical to Google Wallet. After the app is unlocked using a passcode, you receive a screen of options. If the phone is tapped to a reader, a listing of sorts will be presented to select a card to use. When you are done, the entire thing locks back up.

 

Users in the US need a singular app to get behind before these NFC wallets will take off. Is this the one for us, or is it just another novelty?

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