Softcard, the NFC mobile payments system designed by carriers, is shutting down. After it was revealed that the company had been acquired by Google, it was only a matter of time until they closed their doors. The app will shut down on March 31st.
Google has signed a deal so Google Wallet will come pre-loaded on Android hardware in place of Softcard. The app will simply stop working after 3/31 and your account automatically closed. Softcard recommends that if you’d like to continue using a digital wallet, you should download Google Wallet.