TURN YOUR SMARTPHONE INTO A DIGITAL WALLET—HERE’S HOW

Thanks to convenient, secure digital payment apps, your smartphones have truly become a digital wallet. You no longer have to dig into your pocket for bills and coins, or even your credit card, and hand them to a cashier.

Instead, you can simply pay using an app. Not only can you pay this way at stores and restaurants, you can also transfer money to friends and family, and even use apps to pay for services and online purchases.

Not to mention, digital transactions have become even more vital in the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Paying by a smartphone app lets you make contactless purchases, protecting both you and the merchants you deal with.

If you’re not using a digital payment app, here are a few we recommend. Each offers slightly different conveniences and conditions, but are all extremely handy.

Google Pay: Google Pay comes preloaded on many Android devices, and is widely accepted both online and in shops. You can add a debit or credit card to the app, and can even earn rewards from some stores when you use it to make purchases.

Apple Pay: If you’re an iPhone user, you can input your card details onto your phone one time and then select Apple Pay as an option when buying things or sending money.

PayPal: One of the most common mobile payment apps, PayPal is free to use and lets you pay without having to enter any financial details. It’s available at checkout on many shopping websites. You can send and receive money through it with just the person’s email address or mobile number, and it’s also a great way to accept payment or pay at places like yard sales or on Craigslist since you don’t have to provide any sensitive financial information.

Venmo: Venmo works via a mobile app on your smartphone, and signing up can be done with your Facebook account, if you prefer. Then, you link your bank account or credit card, and use the app to send or receive money from other Venmo users.  

Mobile payment apps are changing and expanding the way we pay for things in everyday life. They’re great for small transactions, and eliminate the need for carrying cash—and as their uses increase, developers are making them better and more secure all the time.

Try adding a payment app to your smartphone, and experience the convenience they deliver.

21 Thoughts on "TURN YOUR SMARTPHONE INTO A DIGITAL WALLET—HERE’S HOW"

  1. Terrie Anders Malsbury says

    Help with new payment method. I am not happy with wait times on chat and customer service wait times..
    Ging back to Verizon u leave me no choice.

    reply to Terrie

  2. Cathy Homola says

    I can say that the Galaxy A01 is a terrible phone! There are a lot of issues I’ve had to deal with. Some got resolved but some have not. I tried. I loved my Samsung 7 but it had to be replaced. I tried the Motorola and that lasted a few weeks until it drove me crazy! I asked for a recommendation on a good phone and was told this Galaxy was a good one. I haven’t paid for the Motorola yet and now I’m paying for this piece of crap! I want a phone that is good! Cathy H

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  3. Don says

    CC is not doing enough to stop spam, robo calls. I’ve had four (4) calls a day for months. Even though I subscribe to a
    separate service, it only blocks the calls, but allows it to leave messages.
    Other than switching services or more drastically, turning off my voice mail. I hope CC can do more in solving this problem.

    reply to Don

  4. Egracia Lopez says

    I would like to turn my phone into a virtual wallet

    reply to Egracia

  5. Bill Gaetz says

    My wife and I just joined CC from Verizon. We just received the SIM cards in the mail and I am working on installing them. After they are installed what is the next step to begin service? I know the phones are GSM compatible and unlocked.

    reply to Bill

  6. Justin Q says

    Cathy I have that same Galaxy, the A01, and had been haing problems as well. Most was die to the fact there was not enough storage to run everything the phone needs to run and you couldn’t use the SD card to help as you couldn’t root these phones to help it Well Samsung had a major software update over the weekend and now you can move alot of the programs that secondary storage now and it has solved a ton of issues. Phone doesn’t freeze up anymore and just runs 100% bettor!

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  7. Deborah says

    I want to know is ZMAX 10 the same as Z6250CC AN WHY IS ONE OF MY PHONES HAVE INTERNATIONAL AN THE OTHER ONE DON’T

    reply to Deborah

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Deborah, Z6250CC is the model number for the ZMax 10. Also, international calling isn’t enabled by default, but it has been added to your other line. You’ll need to turn it off and back on to start using it. If you need any further assistance, please give us a call at 888-345-5509 or chat with us here.

      reply to Nicole

  8. david crosier says

    please update my account

    reply to david

  9. Michael Daniels says

    Have great day mike

    reply to Michael

  10. Michael Daniels says

    Can I get the unlock code to my iPhone go as low as you can on by bill thanks mike
    Have a great day

    reply to Michael

  11. Beverly J Hernandez says

    I have two I phones 11 and two iPads with unlimited text, minutes, face mail internet service .what would this cost me using my equipment? You saying I all ready did that.

    You are saying you already did that, when I submit it. Confused where to enter and what to enter

    reply to Beverly

  12. Mark Mays says

    I received a funny Email from Consumer Cellular regarding the chip shortage and how unlike all other sectors of the economy, CC was not bothered by the shortage. But I’m looking at Apple products and the only thing left is the iPhone SE and the 13 Pro. Tell us again how you aren’t facing a shortage. Are there more devices coming soon?

    reply to Mark

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      I apologize if there was a misunderstanding, Mark. While we are also affected by the shortage and some devices may go out of stock, we are regularly restocking and our website is updated immediately as phones come back in stock.

      reply to Nicole

  13. Dale Mullica says

    My Moto G will not use Google Pay. My old phone, a Samsung used it without a problem.

    reply to Dale

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