Mobile Wallet Services Used For In-Store Purchases, Q1 2012 & Q4 2012 [CHART]

Chart - Mobile Wallet Services Used For In-Store Purchases

Much like Wi-Fi usage, the use of mobile payments also saw a significant increase in 2012. While only 37% of those polled reported using a mobile payment system in Q1 2012, by Q4 2012 that number had jumped to 51%.

As of Q4 2012, PayPal held a distinct advantage over both Amazon Payments and Google Wallet as the mobile payment method of choice. About one-third of mobile Wi-Fi users had used PayPal during the 30 days preceding the poll, compared with 20% for Amazon and 10% for Google. Notably, the percentage of those who had never used a mobile payment system dropped to 29% in the last quarter of 2012, compared with 41% at the beginning of the year. Read the rest at eMarketer.