Alphabet’s Google Pay launched in Israel on Tuesday and will allow Android mobile-phone users to purchase products in stores using wireless payments.

According to Reuters, Israel’s banks and credit-card companies said they signed agreements with Google to offer the new service.

According to Bank of Israel data, about two-thirds of payment locations in Israel support wireless payments.

Apple Pay was launched in Israel in May for users with iPhones, which an estimated 30 percent of Israelis use.

Some popular digital wallets already available in Israel are Isracard’s Anypay; Bank Hapoalim’s Bit; Bank Leumi and CAL’s CallPay; First International Bank’s FibiPay; and Israel Discount Bank’s Paybox.


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