Google has today launched Android Pay in New Zealand, just two weeks after the payments service went live in Poland with support from 3 banks and 400,000 retail locations. For now, New Zealanders are stuck using just one support debit card.
Per the Google Blog:
Whether you’re shopping for new summer threads or brunching at your local favourite, your Android phone will be all you need as you walk out the door. Starting today, Android Pay is available in New Zealand, helping you pay for things simply and securely with your Android phone.
Google says that your BNZ Flexi Debit Visa card will work via Android Pay “everywhere contactless payments are accepted” which includes “The Warehouse, Domino’s, BP, BurgerFuel, McDonalds and more.” Businesses with contactless systems don’t need to do anything to enable Android Pay.
As you’d expect, you can start using Android Pay in New Zealand now by downloading the app on Google Play. If you’re a New Zealander and you’re reading this (and you happen to have the one card that’s compatible at the moment), be sure to hit up the comments and let us know how it goes.
Now, what about Canada?