Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Google said the virtual Google Prepaid Card is an option for consumers who do not have a Citi MasterCard. Once consumers activate the Google Prepaid Card in Google Wallet, Google loads a courtesy amount of $10 onto the card. When consumers reload the virtual card, they pay no fees for at least until the end of 2011, Google noted.
Additionally, Google Wallet can store the closed-loop gift cards issued by retailers participating in the pilot, including Bloomingdale's Inc., The Container Store Inc., Peet's Coffee & Tea, RadioShack Corp. and Subway. When consumers tap smart phones on POS terminals at participating merchants, Google Wallet transmits gift card information from phones to terminals, Google said.
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