Google Introduces Google Wallet – George Costanza Is Their First Customer [Video]

Google introduced the world to their new mobile payment service for smartphones aptly named, Google Wallet. While the service isn’t officially live just yet, you can hit up to signup and get notified as soon as it is. Currently, there is only one phone in the US that is actually NFC enabled to take advantage of their new service and I’d imagine Google is waiting for the release of some new NFC chipped devices before going live. In case you were wondering what kind of person would benefit from Google Wallet, well — Google already has their first customer and supplied the video below.

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  • Daniel

    That’s awesome! At least It’s not a nobody…

    • Mitch Samuels

      You callin’ Kevin Bacon a nobody?

      • J Dub

        My wife says if I watch another Kevin Bacon movie, I might actually turn into Kevin Bacon *fingers crossed*

        • GiqueGEAR_Todd

          Kevin who? :-) George is the perfect spokesperson for Google Wallet with his “rotund friend”. Seinfeld never gets old ….

  • EricHeymann

    Awesome…I love that show

  • RitishOemraw

    OMG!!!! AWESOME!!!!!
    Love the seinfeld series!!!! Pure genius!!!
    Great commercial and perfect way to advertise Google wallet

  • The_ATL_Guy

    Google seems to be kicking it up a notch with advertising. I have seen a time of commercials lately for chrome. Pretty cool!

  • Scott Myers

    Sweet. I am sure a lot of pickpockets are happy.

    “It’s so much easier sliding a phone out of a pocket than a leathery wallet!”

    • Alex Murphy

      You still need to type in your pin to access the virtual cards…not to mention your code/pattern to open your phone (which hopefully you have set up already!)

    • tmello56

      Leathery? My double-sided Duck Tape wallet never gets pick pocketed.

    • sQueezedhe

      4.5″ phone vs a billfold…

  • Steve Arnold

    @Scott Myers I am almost positive there will be some sort of security features preventing thieves from using your “virtual wallet”. If not, then yes, pickpockets will be engulfed with joy!

  • will

    Scot mayers. Are u an idiot?

  • Austin Nichols

    wow…… the international/t-mobile nexus S wont be getting it. so much for being an early adopter and getting it on december 18th -.-. nexus S 4g only -.-

    • irishrally

      Yeah, wtf? This is bizarre. I’m trying to find out more info from my friend at tmobile but it sounds like Google has not yet reached an agreement with tmobile to support Google Wallet. Come on tmo, get your shit together.

  • Pranay Patel

    It will be more convenient gadget for us. Really google goes everywhere. Thius is how this is the best one in every field of it. Nice marketing strategy as well. Nice explanation of your in this article. Thank you.

  • Andy (

    Looks like the iPhone too could be coming up with an NFC chip. But that is still a rumor. In any case, Android seems to have a headstart in this case. Having said that, a feature becomes “cool” and “revolutionary” only when Apple launches it.

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  • Mitch


    while you’re down there…

  • Mitch


    While you’re down there…

  • OnpointG3

    Lol I remember that episode

    • James C. Williams

      Me too. He was siting at the table in the diner tilted because his wallet was too big. LOL!

      • OnpointG3

        Lol now I need 2 watch that again forgot how funny that show is especially the summer of George

        • Ces1ne?

          SERENITY NOW!!!!!!!

          • OnpointG3

            Lol classic

  • Mattclegg88

    Haha, gd advert considering its google!

  • JulianZHuang

    making all the stores in the US support NFC….. maybe 2020.


    No worries about having to fish out my cards to purchase a product and its at Macy’s ,Im going to love this !!!!

  • John

    come on Chavez! pick up your game! it’s been two days with no new content!

  • n.r. bovee

    If I have to buy a new phone to take advantage of this, it isn’t going to happen for a long time for me. 3 months into a new 2 year contract. I doubt very many people are going to shell out hundreds of dollars just to pay for things with their cell phones.
    It would make a lot more sense to have it generate a one time use QR code.

  • DrizzyGadget

    Goodbye Wallet? Until every vendor has NFC, having it on your phone is pointless because at majority of places you have swipe your card.