With holiday season just around the corner, the timing couldn’t have been better for Google to announce the introduction of Google Wallet Card. You can now shop happily with this physical debit card if you are a Google Wallet user. If you haven’t been using this payment solution of Google, it’s time to create your account. You will be able to use this card just like other normal debit cards. If you want to know in details how this card can be used and how it will help you, have a look at this article.
Where can you use it?
As mentioned earlier, to access this card, you need to have an account with Google Wallet. You will get a debit card which you can use in stores while shopping, for ATM cash withdrawal, for getting cash back with different purchases and also for getting cash over the counter. You can use this card in any place where MasterCard is accepted.
You can access the money that is in your Google Wallet account. You can either top up your Wallet balance from any bank account or credit/debit card that is linked with it; or if someone sends you money using Gmail or Wallet.
How does it work?
During checkout, you can choose from credit or debit. When you are asked for a PIN, you have to provide the same PIN that you use for Google Wallet account. Even if you want to withdraw cash from ATMs, you have to enter this PIN. You will be getting notifications in your mobile phones, every time you use the debit card to spend money.
You do not have to pay any monthly or annual fees for using this card. However, depending on the bank, you might have to pay some fees for ATM transactions.
How to Obtain It?
To get this card in your possession, you must have a Google Wallet account. If you are already using this account, you can obtain it easily. You can use the web or the latest Google Wallet app to order for your debit card. No charges will be applicable for placing the order. You have to wait for around 10 to 12 days to get the card delivered to you. For the time being, you can get access to this card, only if you are a resident of the United States.
With the introduction of this debit card, Google is expecting to increase its user base for Google Wallet similar to YouTube and Gmail. This new strategy of Google can be expected to make its mark, thereby raking in some profit. So, if you are residing in US and want to shop to your heart’s content, don’t waste time and order for your debit card today.