How can I use Google Wallet on my Android Phone without NFC?

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Google says that Google Wallet is now compatible with all Android devices 2.3+. How could that be possible? I thought NFC was required to be able to “tap” your phone at stores to pay. Without NFC, how would this work?

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wstark
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What Google meant but didn’t say was that you can use SOME of the features of Google Wallet on Android devices without NFC. You can pay online using it almost like a PayPal account, but without NFC you can’t use the tap to pay feature at physical stores. At least that is the way I understand it.

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