Just this week, Samsung put out a TV advertisement stating its new Samsung Pay service is the most widely available contact-less payment service in existence. As it turns out, the company wasn’t lying.
Samsung Pay went live in the United States this past week and has generated a lot of publicity over recent months. Unlike many existing contact-less payment services such as Android Pay and Apple Pay, Samsung Pay does something different. With the ability to support magnetic strip payments in addition to those through NFC, Samsung Pay is acceptable at any retail store that supports MasterCard. Making it by far the most widely available contact-less payment service one could use. But unlike Android Pay, it only works on select Samsung flagships. These include the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. Those willing to try out Samsung Pay will even receive a free wireless charging pad or wallet case of users preference directly from Samsung, brand new for your recently purchased Samsung Galaxy handset.
To use Samsung Pay, all one has to do is run through a few on-screen prompts initially when setting up and you’re good to go. Once at a cashier, all one has to do is unlock their phone, hold it up to the card reader, swipe their finger for verification and you’re done. The payment will seamlessly go through and you’ll receive a notification of your purchase details soon-after. More on Samsung Pay can be seen here.
Source: Venture Beat