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Google to test out mobile payment system in LA, San Fransisco

December 29, 2011

Motorists filling up at Chevron-owned gasoline stations will soon have a new, faster way to pay for fuel.

Motorists filling up at Chevron-owned gasoline stations will soon have a new, faster way to pay for fuel.

CSP reports that drivers in Los Angeles and San Francisco will be able to use Google Wallet on Android devices to pay for the service, with more than 600 locations having the merchant services devices implemented. Station owners that get the near field communication machines will be charged the same amount as it would be for regular swipes. The source states that the oil giant is rolling out the system in a soft launch to better understand how consumers respond.

Competition in the NFC sector is heating up, with many of the largest telecommunications firms hoping to increase profits by encouraging wider adoption. In one of the latest developments, mobile payment company Square, announced a new product called Card Case. The new system will allow those signed up to automatically pay for items when within 328 feet of a retail location just by saying their own name. The firm is hoping that people are willing to try out the new method

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