After Google bought the mobile payments service last month, it was inevitable that they would shut it down. On March 31st, Google will shut down the Softcard app and any accounts on the service.
Softcard was originally conceived by AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile as a way to own the mobile payments space and effectively kill Google Wallet. As we know, that didn’t happen. Softcard is alerting users of the service ahead of the shutdown with the following email:
Sources are also telling Droid Life that account sign-ups have stopped and that the app will be pulled from Google Play on March 16th. So if you were a Softcard user, get ready to migrate to Google Wallet and eventually Android Pay.
Source: Droid Life