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The LG "White" Card will give you mobile payment capabilities without requiring a smartphone?

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Last October, there was speculation that LG would be introducing a mobile pay service to compete with Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay. Today, there is talk that LG is going to introduce LG Pay at MWC in Barcelona next month. The exciting thing is that LG Pay will not require the use of a smartphone. All of the information that is usually found on a mobile payment app is contained in a smart card known as the LG "White" Card.

The LG "White" Card resembles a credit card, except that it features a small LCD display showing the user which of his credit cards is being used for a transaction. There are connector pins on the side of the card for charging it, and small arrows that help the user run through his credit cards so that he can decide which one to use for a specific transaction. The arrows also help lock the card so that others can't use it.

LG reportedly has already agreed to terms with several Korean payment providers, which means that the card will probably launch first in LG's backyard before coming to the U.S. That is the same path that Samsung followed with Samsung Pay, and dovetails with the speculation from last October.

LG is holding an event on February 21st, the day before MWC kicks off in Barcelona. We now expect to hear about the LG "White" Card in addition to the LG G5.

LG Pay is rumored to employ a universal card that will eliminate the need for a smartphone

LG Pay is rumored to employ a universal card that will eliminate the need for a smartphone


source: Engadget

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posted on 29 Jan 2016, 12:46 5

1. Clars123 (Posts: 596; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


Isn't the point of mobile payments to not have a card at all?...Let's see how this works

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 15:41

6. downphoenix (Posts: 3155; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Yes but on the other hand, people dont necessarily want everything tied to that one device. This card is a good alternative to allow you convenience without having it centralized to your phone.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 18:33 1

8. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3776; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I thought the point here was to tie all your credit cards to one card. If anything, I'd notice my smartphone is missing before I'd notice a card like this is missing.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 12:48 3

2. cncrim (Posts: 796; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


What? How is this will help get rid the credit in my wallet, carry another device.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 13:27

4. TBomb (Posts: 686; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


well it would be able to be used without taking it out of your wallet physically. instead of taking out your phone and touching the card reader thing you can just tap your wallet and itll work.... that was my concept of this idea before reading LG might already be ahead of me

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 15:51

7. celinedion (Posts: 44; Member since: 19 Jan 2016)


its the best because it works with many modes. slide, tap, ATM, barcodes, magnet etc. it needs more authentic login from phone. safer. work with much more company because it works on their own server, no additional tax or free. works with every phone without additional hardware. not to pretentious on public eyes, safer for your phone from danger damage on public pay like breaking, falling, etc. it works with gift card, loyalty, royalty, id card, visa, etc

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 10:53

14. celinedion (Posts: 44; Member since: 19 Jan 2016)


it support wireless conductive charge from your phone or the electricity from the payment system itself

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 20:26

11. catze86 (Posts: 594; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


What if Your wallet stolen or the card is bending?

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 12:54

3. catze86 (Posts: 594; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


what if the card stolen?

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 18:38

9. ibend (Posts: 3508; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


same as all your cards stolen, i guess :-/

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 15:36 1

5. vincelongman (Posts: 4102; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


So like a normal credit card?
Not sure what's the point

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 15:38

16. keithtae (Posts: 341; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


You pay more for your credt card. Duh!

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 18:42

10. ibend (Posts: 3508; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


I only use 2 card in real life (didnt count paypal, payoneer, google walled card, etc since I barely use them, lol), and I guess its thinner than "white card" and didnt require battery..

will be better if they make something like, membership card compiler, lol

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 22:48 1

12. cc2400 (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)


"sir that will be $100"
"sure, no problem. I'll just pay with my credit card..."
(looks at card; realizes the battery ran out)
"oops"

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 15:41

17. keithtae (Posts: 341; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


Im sorry, $100 seems unrealistic. $99.99 sounds better.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 23:12

13. hanabi (Posts: 177; Member since: 08 Oct 2015)


At least lg is trying sth new ... if they offered similar one to android sam apl pay, they have no chance

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 13:53

15. gtrc11 (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Feb 2015)


yeah, they really need something different to compete.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 08:57

18. hortizano (Posts: 289; Member since: 22 May 2013)


If I already managed to leave my cards at home using Samsung Pay.. what are the odds of me changing to LG if I have to carry a card AGAIN? It's ONE card against ZERO cards I carry nowadays. Just doesn't sounds like a natural step forward as much as a step backwards.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 18:01

19. celinedion (Posts: 44; Member since: 19 Jan 2016)


Reread my post. No ATM, no slide or type. No I'd card, royalty, gift, etc

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