Sprint partners with Google for mobile wallet

27 May 2011 |


Sprint has partnered with internet giant Google to launch Google Wallet, an application using near field communication (NFC) technology.

The technology is expected to be ready this summer and the company claims it will be the first operator to offer this service.

Google Wallet is expected to work, initially, with the expanding MasterCardPayPass network. The Nexus S 4G will be the first phone to have the capabilities for this application.

Fared Adib, senior VP of product for Sprint said: “We are pleased to join Google in offering this cutting-edge capability that lets you leave the house with just your phone.”

Google and Sprint have a history of working together having recently launched Google Voice on Sprint phones.