Paying your bill in a store or in a restaurant just by holding your phone near the POS terminal? Paying for your online purchases without even entering the card details? Sounds too good to be true, right? Now, this is possible and is more than convenient – with iCard and Google Pay.
You can now make all of your card payments with your phone and it is easier than ever. You can choose whether to pay directly with your Visa cards issued by iCard or to pay with them using your phone which you always carry around with you:
- with iCard app for Android (iCard Pay);
- with Google Pay for Android devices;
- with Apple Pay for iOS devices.
You can add your Visa cards issued by iCard to Google Pay and pay fast and easily for your purchases on sites, in apps, and in stores. You can pay with Google Pay in each store around the world, in which contactless payments are accepted.
How to pay contactless with Google Pay and a Visa card issued by iCard?
It is so easy! To make a contactless payment, wake up your Android phone and hold it near the POS terminal until you see a check mark on the screen. You don’t even need to open the app. Google Pay works with iCard Visa cards on any NFC-enabled Android device running Lollipop 5.0 version or higher for in-store purchases.
What are the advantages of paying with your phone? If you’re wondering whether this type of payment is really that easy and secure, have a look at our list of ideas on how you can use your iCard Visa cards added to Google Pay. Try and see for yourself.
1. You urgently need something you can order online
You are invited to an official event, but you have nothing appropriate to wear? Or you have the most elegant outfit for the occasion, but no matching shoes? The thing is you are busy all day and have no time to go to the mall. Your iCard Visa card added to Google Pay is here to help.
With Google Pay, online shopping is even easier than before. Now you can buy the pretty dress, which you like, or the stylish shirt that will suit you best. Pay with Google Pay and iCard in your favourite apps and websites. You can do it wherever you are, even if you are in traffic or in front of the TV at home. You don’t have to create a new account in every app or website.
The only thing you have to do is to tap/click the “Buy with G Pay” button in the app or on the website. The purchase will be delivered to your doorstep. With Google Pay and iCard, you’ll also avoid the pay on delivery charges that some online stores have.
2. You go on a trip to another country, but you don’t have enough cash
You are walking through the streets of the Eternal City or in romantic Paris and then you see it. The most colourful shop, full of souvenirs and accessories that everyone around you would be happy to have. However, you are worried that if you pay in cash, you won’t have enough money left to cover the upcoming expenses. The decision to not carry large sums in the pocket was yours (and it was the right one).
Then it comes to your mind that you can pay contactless with your mobile phone. Don’t forget that each of your Visa cards issued by iCard and added to Google Pay is connected with one of your iCard accounts. This allows you to pay for the souvenirs for your friends and at the same time to left the budget for the trip intact.
In case you end up with no cash while abroad, don’t forget that with our iCard Visa Infinite premium debit card you have 5 free withdrawals from ATMs in the EU every month. And with the iCard Metal card, all ATM withdrawals in the EU are free of charge. You can withdraw cash with your phone even if you don’t have the plastic debit cards in your back pocket, as long as the ATM is contactless.
3. You often shop at different places around the world
With Google Pay, there’s no need to dig for your wallet – you can pay with your phone wherever contactless payments are accepted.
Pay with your phone at millions of places around the world – in stores, drugstores, pharmacies, gas stations, restaurants, pastry shops, cafes, and many other retail establishments. For example, if you are in a restaurant with your friends, but it turns out that you do not have enough money to pay your bill or you have forgotten your wallet at home, you can pay with your mobile phone.
If you carry too many purchases with you while shopping, it is much easier to pay your bills by holding your phone near the POS terminal. Don’t forget that when you use Google Pay with your Visa cards issued by iCard you get all privileges accompanying your iCard plan. So, if you have the iCard Metal card and you have added it to Google Pay, you will use higher payment limits for shopping and take advantage of a selection of special offers for travel and accommodation. You will also get up to 1% cashback for the transactions you make with the card – with the plastic card or with Google Pay.
Security is priority
Google Pay protects your payment info with multiple layers of security. This guarantees that your personal data and your money are fully protected. When you use your phone to pay contactless, Google Pay doesn’t reveal your actual debit card number. Instead, Visa’s tokenization technology replaces sensitive payment account information found on cards with a unique digital identifier – “token”.
How to add an iCard card to Google Pay?
Add your cards – iCard Visa, iCard Visa Infinite, iCard Metal, or a virtual Visa card, in Google Pay quickly, in a few easy steps. You can do this in two ways: using the iCard mobile app or through the “Google Pay” menu available in the settings of your Android device.
Here’s how to add a card to Google Pay directly through the iCard mobile app:
1. Select the card you want to add to Google Pay from the “Wallet” tab.
2. Click the “Add to G Pay” button.
Done! Now you can use your Visa card issued by iCard with Google Pay.