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Poll results: Do you even mobile payments? (Apple Pay/Android Pay/Samsung Pay)

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Poll results: Do you even mobile payments? (Apple Pay/Android Pay/Samsung Pay)
Do you remember beepers? Depending on your age, you might have not even heard of what a beeper is, in which case you may as well follow this rabbit hole and get acquainted. In any case, the reason some people draw a blank when beepers are mentioned is that they're extinct. Pretty much completely. A rather ancient form of communication in today's world, the beeper no longer makes sense.

The above is true of dozens upon dozens of gadgets and technologies. And if you were to look at what the big boys in the smartphone industry—Apple, Google, Samsung—are doing lately, you'd think that another rather outdated piece of technology is on its way out: credit and debit cards. Even good ol', hard cash. In general, we refer to this new paradigm simply as mobile payments, though each of the majors has its own name for it: Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay. Shocker, we know. 

As with any emerging technology, however, wide enough adoption for the required level of future propagation isn't guaranteed. And while mobile payments are still, objectively speaking, in the early stage, we were wondering if they're already getting the job done for our readers. Readers, who're generally more tech-savvy than the average Joe. So we asked, and we now have the results.

For starters, compared to the rest of the world, the users in the United States are far more likely to be already making use of mobile payments, not least because availability outside of the country is still almost non-existent. A bit surprisingly (at first), Samsung Pay appears to be the most popular platform among participants, which can be explained by the bigger number of Android than iOS users among you. Check out the full split:

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Do you make use of mobile payments? (Apple Pay/Android Pay/Samsung Pay)
6.34%
60 votes
(60 votes) (USA) Yes, Apple Pay
8.66%
82 votes
(82 votes) (USA) Yes, Android Pay
12.57%
119 votes
(119 votes) (USA) Yes, Samsung Pay
2.53%
24 votes
(24 votes) (NON-USA) Yes, Apple Pay
1.69%
16 votes
(16 votes) (NON-USA) Yes, Android Pay
4.65%
44 votes
(44 votes) (NON-USA) Yes, Samsung Pay
19.32%
183 votes
(183 votes) (USA) No
44.24%
419 votes
(419 votes) (NON-USA) No

947 votes

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posted on 26 Jan 2016, 03:31 1

1. BobLawblaw (Posts: 297; Member since: 25 Jul 2014)


I don't use any of them here in NZ. ANZ bank have their own android contactless payment system..

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 11:12

10. ECPirate37 (Posts: 169; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


That's cool to know. I use Android Pay mostly in cabs, or when I forget my wallet. Cabs it is cool, because pulling out a wallet while sitting down is cumbersome, and tapping the app then holding near the sensor is super easy.

And the same for when I leave my cards. I like reading about how non-US citizens use it though, so thanks! :-)

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 03:35 1

2. Fellwalker (Posts: 302; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)


In the UK, touch payment using a debit card has mushroomed, much more convenient than having to switch a phone on. You don't even have to remove it from your wallet, just wave it near the receiver.
It has just been announced January 2016 : The UK government is backing a smart-ticketing initiative, under which contactless cards and mobile devices would become the primary payment method for transit journeys across the country.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 03:35

3. Jimrod (Posts: 980; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


So I guess the 44 non-USA Samsung Pay users must all be from Korea?

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 03:40

4. Fellwalker (Posts: 302; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)


Pagers are still common in birdwatching circles, because their messages get through,even where there is no text messaging signal .A quick search suggests they are well used in other areas too. Never heard them being called a beeper!

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 03:56 3

5. ph00ny (Posts: 1164; Member since: 26 May 2011)


"Samsung Pay appears to be the most popular platform among participants, which can be explained by the bigger number of Android than iOS users among you"

Is Samsung Pay available in other Android devices? This is the first time hearing about this.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 04:53 1

6. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


No. Samsung pay requires looppay compatibility, which means only Galaxy s6 series can support(Samsung bought looppay in early 2015 for the technology)

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 10:57

9. DnB925Art (Posts: 947; Member since: 23 May 2013)


...And Note 5. OK sorry for being nitpicky but I know you knew that ;)

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 06:11

7. Obádárà (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Nov 2015)


... This poll results are surprising...

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 08:00

8. box14380 (Posts: 33; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Wait a minute..... I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to pair with my Samsung Gear S2 3G. One of the things that excites me is the Samsung Pay mobile payments. But wtf, this isn't launch yet in the Middle East region particularly in Saudi Arabia. How can I utilise this technology within my phone and watch if it is not launch/supported in this region.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 12:48

11. Tizo101 (Posts: 393; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


" surprisingly (at first), Samsung Pay appears to be the most popular platform among participants, which can be explained by the bigger number of Android than iOS users among you. Check out the full split:"

The problem with this statement is that Samsung (it's only available on the company's high end phones) isn't Android - or are you accusing people of lying because they are fandroids? lol

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 15:07

12. superguy (Posts: 290; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


I used to use Google Wallet before it became Android Pay and refused to work with rooted devices.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 17:00

13. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1588; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Chris, you haven't been in a hospital lately have you? Every single doctor, nurse or specialist still carries a pager (beeper). There are many areas where cellular signals simply don't penetrate such as radiology departments or cardiac catheterization areas where lead-lined walls rule. You can't argue that healthcare or hospitals are a minority either. Look at any major city and you'll see that the local hospital or medical group (Universities, etc.) is the major employer in that area.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 19:16

14. schultzter (Posts: 9; Member since: 20 Oct 2015)


You were missing a "Yes, other pay" answer. Outside the USA, where NFC has been available for years, a lot of banks offer NFC payment through their apps. And there's a couple apps competing with Google Pay & Samsung Pay in their local markets.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 07:22

15. ibap (Posts: 752; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Who wrote the title for this piece? Did anyone even read it before posting?

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