More Google Wallet Vending Machines Coming To A City Near You

Google Wallet is making its way to a slew of vending machines across New York, DC, Chicago and San Francisco thanks to Cantaloupe Systems who provides tech services for vending machine operators. Compatible vending machines will be marked with Google Wallet stickers and Cantaloupe says Google could soon be implementing coupons and rewards as they purchase their snacks. That’s not all, a vendor could also make a compatible app as a way for consumers to make new snack requests or file complaints.

Currently, there is only one phone in the US that is able to take advantage of NFC enabled checkout services, the Nexus S. Soon, there will be 2 — that is, if the Galaxy Nexus ever gets released. It’s never been easier to pay for a Snickers but if you’re an iPhone user — you’ll have to use the old-school method of paper or plastic.

[Via AllThingsD]

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  • Randy

    next you will be able to buy a hooker with nfc, just slide it in her slot. 

    • David Han

      Hooker vending machines? Sounds like a cool invention. Slide your phone and out comes a hooker through the slot down below.

  • KevinC

    Now if only I can get a nexus on Verizon and use it with visa we will be all set.

  • Jeremy schinze

    Verizon  when not have google wallet 

  • Aslan N.L. Bollin

    Now all that’s needed are for manufacturers to actually put NFC into their phones AND carriers to stop disabling it AT&T……..

    If NFC made its way into the iP4s, everyone would be rushing to be NFC capable. Sadly….

  • idongacha

    You forgot to mention the samsung galaxy 2 on tmobile also has nfc baked in

    • feztheforeigner

      Doesn’t count when compared to things like the galaxy nexus

      • AJA0

        Uh, yeah it does. We’re mentioning phones with NFC chips in them.

        I’d take the SGS2 over a Nexus any day. No MicroSD, no HDMI? PenTile Display? Ewwww

        • Andr3ww

          Yea cause you rather take a lower resolution phone just because the GN has pentile that you can’t even notice.

          • Aslan N.L. Bollin

            No, but Id take a device with expandable storage over one without it. ;)
            By far my biggest complaint about the GN and also the same reason I didnt not buy the NS.

    • Aslan N.L. Bollin

      The HTC Amaze also has NFC. The Moto RAZR, AT&Ts Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, aswell but they’re all disabled for god knows what reason….
      [Edited] I wrote that poorly, but it’s corrected now. Its amazing (=P) how a few missing/misplaced punctuations can throw off a statement. The NFC on the Amaze is not disabled. Only on the others.

      • steveb944

        Ah man, I thought I’d be able to use this on my Amaze. Maybe when ICS comes it will work

        • Aslan N.L. Bollin

          My apologies. I wrote that poorly. The NFC chipset on the HTC Amaze isn’t disabled. It is on the Moto RAZR, AT&T SGS2 and Skyrocket however. Let me go correct that… lol

  • Ryan Rochford

    bring visa support in the app or go home!

  • David Han

    If NFC becomes implemented in every vending machines, the day you forget your phone at your house will suck so hard :(

    • AJA0

      But you’d have the same problem if you left your wallet at your house.. & I’d be more likely to leave my wallet than my phone. 

      As our phones are replacing more & more, we’ll be relying on them more & be less likely to forget them.

  • Wallie Hawkins

    yeah…verizon (or even the galaxy nexus all together) wont have google wallet which upsets me. verizon already confirmed it and said when their own nfc payment service becomes available theyll implement it. because the galaxy nexus is being released across the world not just the US google isnt including google wallet on the phone because google wallet itself isnt available across the world (yet)

  • Mensahwatts

    Hell yeah…good to see Google stepping up on the Features of Androids…thought maybe they would never really make Androids able to do things ahead or separate than idevices…

  • hulk smash

    By the time galaxy nexus comes out the 4th gen nexus like be announced. Hahahahahagagagagbabab