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Sprint Product Ambassadors: Motorola Nexus 6 Tap and Pay

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Apple Pay has been in the news for more quite awhile now and has really helped to spread awareness in the “paying via mobile device” arena. However, as all true Android fans know, Google Wallet has been allowing payment via NFC (Near Field Communication) for years and beat Apple to the punch on this one. The “paying via NFC with Google Wallet” feature is available in the US on select Android devices, including the Nexus 6.

With the Nexus 6, you can easily and securely “Tap and Pay” at any capable point of purchase terminal, in which thousands of merchants have in their stores across the United States.

What Exactly Do You Mean by “Tap and Pay?”

What do we mean by “Tap and Pay?” Through something called Near Field Communication, your device is capable of conducting secure, mobile payment transactions at certain point of purchase terminals, simply by tapping your device on the terminal. You do not need to take out your wallet, credit card, checkbook, etc. Simply tap your device and follow the simple instructions on the screen.

How do you know if a point of purchase terminal is NFC or “Tap and Pay” compatible? NFC-enabled point of purchase terminals are identifiable by the following symbol:


When the above symbol is present, it is an indication that it is “Tap and Pay” ready and compatible with your NFC-enabled Nexus 6 via Google Wallet.

How to Set Up Tap and Pay on your Motorola Nexus 6

  1. NFC must be enabled on your Motorola Nexus 6 device. To enable NFC go to: Settings > Wireless & Networks - More > NFC (enable)
  2. Open the Google Wallet app on your Nexus 6. If you do not have this app, you can install it from Google Play. In the Google Wallet App, tap “Set up tap and pay”  and follow on-screen instructions.tapandpayportal.png
  3. Check the settings to make certain Google Wallet is selected in Tap & Pay (this should be the case). To check this, go to: Settings > Device - Tap & Pay > Google Wallet (should be listed and selected)

How to Use Tap and Pay with your Motorola Nexus 6

  1. Look for the Tap & Pay symbol at the point of purchase terminal
  2. Wake your Nexus 6 (no need to open the Google Wallet app)
  3. Tap the back of your Nexus 6 to the terminal
  4. Select Credit (if using debit, enter your Google Wallet pin if prompted)
  5. Enter Google Wallet Pin: When prompted, enter your Google Wallet pin and tap one more time
  6. Look for confirmation on the terminal and you are finished! It is that simple.

So, if you’re intrigued with “Tap and Pay” functionality and the idea of not having to take out your wallet everywhere you go, check out the Nexus 6 by Motorola. The Motorola Nexus 6 is available for purchase at Sprint.


Disclaimer: The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PAs do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee.