Reply to post: it's using dialup in some form while NFC is perhaps always online

Google Pay heads for the desktop... and, we fear, an inevitable flop

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it's using dialup in some form while NFC is perhaps always online

That's nonsense. If the NFC is faster, then it's being cached. A less than €20 Contactless payment isn't verified in many countries, which is REALLY STUPID and allows the slurping of funds in crowded places using a cordless terminal.

You can tell shops using different kinds of connection from the speed. Most of the places I use with chip & pin are now almost instant.

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