What’s the best cell phone for this purpose?
Early critics are saying that while Google’s planning is pretty thorough (used cell phones will have to have a special tamper proof chip that stores the credit card data) there’s still two possible holes: users and con artists.
Users need to pick a pin for their info that isn’t 1111 or 1234. They also need to be aware of spam apps that mimic Google’s Wallet.
Investing in an iPhone may be a good way to go, since Apple has to approve all the apps in their store.
If you’re waiting to upgrade to a google wallet capable phone, why not make a cheap upgrade now with a used cell phone? You won’t be stuck with it since there’s no contract with used cell phones, and you can get them for much cheaper (so you can often get a nicer phone!).
Then when Wallet enabled phones are released, you can recycle your used cell phones. When you buy used cell phones and recycle them, you’re saving the planet a little bit at a time.
Used cell phones also come in handy if you’re prone to lose or destroy your phones, or if you want a spare for travelling.