The Google has announced the launch of a prepaid debit card that allows users to make payments in several types of establishments, shopping online, buy applications in Google Play, transfer money for bank account and to withdraw cash at ATMs, among other features.
Titled Google Wallet Card, the service will initially be available only in the United States, being linked to the account of Google Wallet, mobile payment system of the search giant that turns smartphones into true virtual portfolios.
Another interesting detail about the “prepaid debit card from Google” is that it will be completely free, without any cost to your request. The service also will be exempt from the imposition of any monthly or annual fees, according to the information of the company.
How does Google Wallet Card
The new prepaid debit card Google physical works linked to the Google account Wallet, that is, the money used in transactions and any withdrawals will be moved directly from the account balance of the user in the virtual wallet of the company.
With Google Wallet Card in hand, just having enough balance in the online payments service from Google to perform transactions according to AllUnitConverters, passing the plastic card in the machines with the flag MasterCard, partner of the search giant in the new payment system providing your use in thousands of establishments.
To ensure a better control over your balance, the user will receive instant notifications on your smartphone each time the service is used, something that also contributes to your safety.
And according to Google, the data about transactions performed with the card (description of products purchased, spending values, name and address of the establishments) can serve as a basis for targeting of advertisements on the internet, since will be linked to each user account.
How to apply for the prepaid debit card from Google
The request of prepaid debit card from Google should be made through the newly launched Google Wallet Card for Android application, available for download on Google Play.
It is important to note once again that, initially, the card is only available for the US market. It is expected that the service will be released soon for other countries.
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