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Is Android Pay worth trying?

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    I don't know if this app is globally available but it is suppose to make online shopping much more safer. It has partnership with some major online stores and I heard some people are now paying their bills with it too. Is this thing safer than Paypal? Is this already available on your region?


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    Android pay is available here in the UK and as been for a while now I think, but I've never used it.

    It's basically just androids version of Apple pay and the various other online transaction sites and apps that are available. I wouldn't have thought there's any groundbreaking developments on there, and it's just a different option for people to choose.

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    Android Pay has been launched a few months back. I think there is nothing new in this as we already have Apple Pay, Samsung Pay etc. in place. Recently there was a news that Samsung Pay is growing afast s they got tie up with more outlets, but their services are limited to only a few countries. So, the success depends on the number of outlets they have tie up with.

    I think Android pay is a safer option to use. The control rests in the phone with you. But once your phones is hacked, you may be in trouble. But that is the case with any devices or technology.

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    Android pay does not conform to RBI regulations for verification of transactions and is not legal in India in its present form.
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    I guess I will stick for Paypal for now and wait before it is finally available in India and other parts of the world. Online shopping is still not very popular in Asia. That is why most advertisers don't like us.

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    Android indeed is worth trying. There are lots of applications nowadays that can be used to make life easier. The latest applications can help in tracking lost mobile phones, keeping the check on your daily calorie intake, tracking train details, booking tickets and what not. Android has made the lot of work much easier and convenient. It saves time, energy and money in many cases.

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    Hum, why should I change my payment processor? I use PayPal and it's the best one. They even call me when I have problems with my account, their costume service is simply too good. And it's a lot safer than some of other payment processor

    But it's a good try by Android makers, maybe they can achieve some success, at least more than Google Wallet or something like that xD

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    Even I use PayPal for overseas paymes and I feel its the best. Be it transfer of funds or customer support. However, I'm not sure about Android pay but I guess it would be good as well.

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    It is something new and it makes me wonder if its going to be reliable as Paypal. I think one upgrade they should prioritize is Bill payment. I wanted a faster way to pay my electric bills and phone bills and if they can make Android Pay better than most online bill payment services I may give it a chance. Paypal does not support payment of bills in mt area because they usually prefer debit card or credit card.

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    These are the things that we should consider in using android pay.

    PROS
    Quick and easy NFC-based payment system. Substitutes actual card numbers with virtual ones to keep customers safe. Gift card and loyalty-program management. Online-payment features.

    CONS
    Limited use cases and online-payment partners.

    BOTTOM LINE
    Android Pay is a fast and secure mobile-payment system that works on a wide variety of phones, but it lacks some features offered by the competition.

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