Android Pay has launched in Ireland albeit a “Soft Launch” Budding folk waiting to use it though must have Mastercard and Visa cards from AIB and KBC.  This has left a few though with complaints but think about all those iPhone users that are left waiting behind..

This will be a welcome move for those on Android whom must have the App itself downloaded and a compatible phone that has NFC built in plus on the 4.4 software better known as Kit-Kat.. Which will give plenty of folk with older devices to use the new payment method..

The good  thing here is that you are not limited to a €30 cap, You can go higher but you will need to just make and extra step ( Unlock your mobile phone) to use the service when spending more money and its safer than your card itself.

 

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You will be able to use Android Pay at thousands of retail locations throughout Ireland that accept contactless payments. This includes your favourite shops like Eason, McDonald’s, Tesco, SPAR, and much more — take a look here for more places where you can use Android Pay

Tried it once myself today and all went well so its something I can see myself getting the full benefits from..

 

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Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO in the transport industry, mobile tech fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia/Microsoft VIP, HTC Specialist, Multiple forum supporter with worldwide top rankings, I also work in the background in the mobile technology sector, weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show and Cavan TV. Technology reviewer and blogger.Part time actor and security professional and brutally honest when it comes to opinions.