Works for me with a Google Galaxy Nexus running JB 4.2.1. I've bought apps from Play using the Wallet app on my phone and had it charged to my US$ credit card. It all works very smoothly and impressively.g.n.s. wrote: ↑Dec 21st, 2012 11:05 pmGoogle Wallet hasn't worked since JB upgrade (maybe even before ... cant remember when exactly). But you needed a rooted phone to use "Market Enabler" to fake "T-Mobile" before you can open the application.
But now even when using the enabler you can not open the app. Also, google has removed the ability to add funds via Mastercard gift certificate method. You now need a fully qualified US credit card.
1. Root access. There's a warning about the possible security exposure but you can ignore it. Access to Wallet isn't blocked.
2. NFC enabled. My non-OEM extra capacity battery lacks the NFC antenna. That doesn't stop the Wallet app from starting. (Of course without the antenna it might not work at an enabled cash register.)
3. US carrier. The Market Unlocker takes care of that nicely.
4. US$ credit card. I use a Canadian-based TD/CT US$ Borderless VISA card with a US snail mail address. TD/CT will add a US address as a secondary to your Canadian address. Just phone them and ask. They're familiar with the need, not just for Wallet but also because some US online sites won't accept non-US credit cards.
P.S. I signed up for Wallet many months ago after I bought my GN phone. At that time they put a free $10 gift card in my Wallet once I set up the account. For various reasons I never tapped into that balance. In October they discontinued gift cards in Wallet. They offered to replace the $10 Wallet balance with a physical $10 prepaid MC. It's currently in the mail on the way to my Canadian address. As usual Google is a class act. (I realize those who tried to buy N4s may disagree.)