Use Samsung Pay and maybe you’ll spend New Year’s Eve with Usher

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Plan on watching Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy bear the cold in New York City to ring in 2016? Think again. You could be spending it with Usher in Los Angeles.

Forty-nine malls throughout the United States are partnering with Samsung to give users of its mobile payments service a very special gift to welcome the new year. These malls will have Samsung Pay experiences opened from now until January 10, but activating it there through December 21 will enter you into a contest to win two round-trip tickets to Los Angeles for a New Year’s Eve party where Usher will be performing.

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Walmart Pay to launch in selected Walmart stores this week, rolling out nationwide by mid-2016

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When we think about the various services we can use to pay for groceries with our smartphones, there’s a good chance that Samsung Pay, Android Pay, and Apple Pay are the three most common options. It seems other companies want a slice of the mobile payments pie as well, though. One of which is Walmart, that has just announced its own payment service imaginatively called ‘Walmart Pay’, launching in selected stores in the US from Thursday. Walmart Pay is expected to become available nationwide (US) by the first half of 2016.   Read more

Samsung Pay has more than 1 million users in South Korea

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It would be fair to say that Samsung’s mobile payments system, imaginatively named Samsung Pay, is doing pretty well for itself. Samsung Pay first launched in Korea, and more recently in the United States at the tail-end of August, and the Korean electronics giant has recently announced that more than 1 million people have used the service in its homeland in the two months since its official launch.

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PSA: Samsung Pay finally works with select phones on Verizon

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The long wait for Verizon to allow customers with select Samsung phones to use the company’s mobile payments service is finally over. Owners of the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy S6 Edge+ can start using Samsung Pay right now.

Upon downloading a software update that is currently rolling out, the Samsung Pay app will be available to install from Google Play. Then you can start using your phone to pay for goods and services from your phone at more locations than any other mobile payments service.

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Yet another Samsung Pay ad pushes massive support

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Samsung Pay is accepted in more locations than any other mobile payments service. Samsung is making that pretty clear, right? The first television advertisement for Samsung Pay knocked Apple Pay for this reason and the second showed how simple it is to use Samsung’s offering at various places. Now we have the third ad that once again emphasizes Samsung Pay’s advantage of being supported where other mobile payments services are not. Samsung says you can “pay where you’ve always used your credit card.”

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Another ad for Samsung Pay debuts as the mobile payments service launches

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Samsung Pay is finally here. Consumers, as of this morning, now have three major mobile payments services to choose from — Samsung Pay, Android Pay, and Apple Pay. Samsung’s might actually be the best due to it being accepted in the United States more than Google and Apple’s offerings. The company actually used that advantage in a television advertisement that started airing last week. Today, coinciding with the launch of its mobile payments service, Samsung released another ad for Samsung Pay.

Hit the break to watch the video.

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