- Oct 6, 2011
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What has to be one of the top features of the Galaxy lineup for 2015 is Samsung Pay. The game changing feature allows you to use your phone at virtually any pay kiosk that accepts major credit cards. After much anticipation Samsung finally launched Samsung Pay. The feature is now available for most in the United States. The technology doesn't rely on an NFC chip reader, rather it works with existing magnetic card readers.
Unfortunately Verizon has still yet to make a final decision on whether or not they will allow Samsung Pay on their devices. AT&T, Sprint, T-mobile, and US Cellular now support Samsung Pay. For now you will only be able to add credit cards to Samsung Pay from a limited number of banks. Banks supported include Bank Of America, Citi, American Express, and US Bank. The partnership that Samsung has with Mastercard and Visa relies on card issuers for card support so if you don't have a card through one of those banks for now you will not be supported.
I am still pretty ticked at Verizon for not allowing this on their network. I still feel like they are doing this at the expense of the consumer. I can't help but think they are waiting to negotiate some percentage of each payment made or something like that. Hopefully they will come off of that soon. I am ready to give Samsung Pay a try.
[Editor's Note: it's also important to remember that Samsung Pay on anything other than one of the new Samsung phones only supports paying through NFC. Only the Galaxy Note 5 and the various Galaxy S6 devices include the "pay anywhere" hardware.]
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