Nope , you just need to be in the Beta. You won’t be able to join the Beta on your own since it’s very much random who gets access. The only thing you can do is to try it from time to time or just wait till they release it fully
Is it really still in Beta?
Google pay was released in Sweden oct 30th and only 2 local banks are initially supported but also they proudly state in the press releases. I installed google pay and successfully added my mastercard (rfid enabled and issued summer -17).
Made my first Google pay payment with my phone yesterday. Everything seems to work flawlessly!
Well, I had my first try yesterday at a supermarket and it was flawless. However, what’s displayed as my standard card was correctly shown as Maestro before an now is a Metal MC.
Well then something must be wrong for you, are you sure it displayed as a maestro card? If so there is your problem i suspect - my card shows up exactly the same in google pay as in revolut app, its a regular mastercard debit.
Well I know 100% it was displayed as a Maestro. However, as long as all the numbers are okay…
Also, there have been reports before saying their cards work but are displayed grey – or whatever – in GPay. Not a problem besides the graphics.
Strange, to my knowledge has mastercard and visa cards only, i did not know they even offered the maestro cards (here they are usually issued by banks to kids, cards with limitations).
Had no idea, not that i can understand why anyone would want a card that has less functionality than the regular MC/VISA?
It is widely spread in DE (because the % for aquirer are lower than MC/Visa). But this is getting off topic.
Yes, here in Sweden most banks offer regular visa/mc rather than maestro. They are usually debit though - doubt there is less % for aquirer using a maestro here to be honest.
Of topic for sure, yet - now i know why the clerk at a small supermarket in Germany disliked my debit MC/VISA and rather take cash
To piss off clerks who prefer cash, try to pay with 500euro bill. It will drive them mad
I did that once with a restaurant in Greece at the end of my holiday when I didn’t want to withdraw any more cash and wasn’t expecting to need any more. I used my emergency €500 note to pay a €30 restaurant bill. Being a cash-only business, they had plenty of change, including 4 x €100 notes.
I’m interested to know how the security settings will work when Revolut eventually launches Apple Pay. On Google Pay, does the virtual Google Pay card appear as a separate card within the Revolut app with its own security settings? If not, are there separate contactless security settings for the physical card and for Google Pay? The reason I ask is that many people will want to disable contactless for the physical card but continue to use Google Pay (and later Apple Pay).
Very good question @NFH
Google pay shows my revolut card and it’s last 4 digits but for payments it uses a separate virtual card number.
I’ll try turning contactless off in next time i do some shopping. Remind me if i don’t get back to this in this thread!
That’s the same with Apple Pay for all card issuers. The virtual card number is different from the physical card number.
In the cards tab of the Revolut app, does the virtual Google Pay card appear as a separate card (like a Revolut virtual card) from the physical card(s)?
Nope, in the cards tab i have only my revolut mastercard and if i swipe left i can apply for a new card. It seems the adding of a virtual number happens behind the curtains within Google pay in cooperation with for sure.
Yes, it’s the same with Apple Pay. The card issuer creates a separate card number for the Apple Pay virtual card (which is evident on receipts), but the last 4 digits of the physical card appear on the virtual card in Apple Wallet.
I did that once with a restaurant in Greece
Being a cash-only business.
Hey @NFH , Now any kind of Businesses(restaurant, coffee shops, convenience store) accepts Debit and Credit cards. They pass a new law for this. So if one store decline to accept credit card then they are braking the law. So Next time visit Greece you will be fine! Nevertheless by a new law, 500 euro bill stop accepted by any store or bank.
No. That rule is that if they do accept cards, they can’t discriminate between card types (debit, credit, etc) so if they accept Debit then they can’t deny a Credit card. So businesses can still be cash-only.
It’s a new Greek Regulation that apply to all business in Greece. This means all business must accept card payments. It’s not allowed to be cash only anymore.
If a business in Greece deny you a card payment then the Greek government will fine that business.
That should make traveling to Greece easier. Is it actually being enforced though?
Yes. Its a Greek regulation.