I have the Google Card Master Card to control my expenses, I will just transfer the amount I think I will need for 2 weeks and only use that card for my personal expenses, helping me have a control and a limit. Of course the places that support NFC I will use my phone, the other ones I will use the physical card. This work great because I will have a real time transaction and balance in the account, instead of using my regular bank card and having to login to the bank in order to check the balance.
Lately Google announced that they will no longer support the Google Card Master Card, that the end use will be June 30th, 2016. In the email they recommend two replacements, Amex or Simple. I checked both banks and Amex charge you $6.00 monthly fee in order to have their card, which comparing with Google Card that was free, this wasn't the right choice.
Then I checked Simple, that one looks better since everything was free and for my use was perfect. Well I signed up to find out later by reviews that their transfer money from the bank to the card it was over 3 days. Well maybe that wasn't such a big deal since all I needed was plan ahead and have the money in advance. Here is where it gets interesting, tried to add the card to Android Pay the same way I had the Google Card and I get the message the Simple bank Card is not compatible with Android Pay. -_-
So why recommend it Google, why say it works the same as the Google Card if is not. And of course my bank is Chase which they don't want to participate in the Android Pay program because they want to develop their own Pay App system. Now I guess I have to open a Checking account on another bank just to be able to use the card the way I want.
End of Rant!