Bank of America wants you to "Get Smart" and use Apple Pay
posted by Alan F. / Jan 02, 2015, 12:11 AM
Apple Pay is off to a good start, grabbing 1% of the mobile payment market in the U.S. after just one month. What makes that number impressive is that the feature is available now only on the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus. At McDonald's, half of all mobile payment transactions are now handled by Apple Pay. At Whole Foods, Apple Pay has already handled over 150,000 transactions.
With a large number of Bank of America branded credit cards in use, it obviously is in the financial giant's interest to have Apple Pay widely used. That explains why the Money Center bank is running the ad. Check it out for yourself by clicking on the video below.
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Typical American's generalisation, if you use apple pay you're smart, if not you're dumb? pftt
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 12:25 AM 10
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it does not imply that if you dont use that youre dumb, In that case the world according to bank of america so far is so dumb.
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 12:42 AM 3
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I think it is the whole american company/product says do this, american companies/banks/e.t.c. say "Cool lets do it!" Foreign companies try something similar (before apple) american companies go. "Don't tell us what to do!" It is sad and unfortunate, granted android/google tried their own pay system too but for some reason that didn't go either, seems to be because google isn't favored or seen as an as big american icon/product? But yeah it just boggles my mind that this continues to happen.
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 1:14 AM 4
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Why no mention of Google Wallet?...
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 12:33 AM 1
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"Get Smart" lol? Bank of America = American Apple = American More like "Get Patrotic". :P
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 12:33 AM 2
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Funny how articles like this make android fans blood boils and made them make negative comments.
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 1:19 AM 4
Normally I would agree with what you have said. But in this instance, I understand why android fans are upset. I mean Google Wallet has been around for a while and few embraced it. It was not given any PR. US carriers pushed Isis and blocked the superior Google Wallet. Now Apple comes out with Apple Pay, and suddenly we're "smart" if we use it? Yeah, it is a little annoying. But, as someone said above, just don't use it. I do not own an IPhone and will not buy one just so I can do mobile payments.
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 7:02 AM 4
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It rocks, use it and see.
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 4:15 AM 1
all it says is everyone's tried Apple pay when they bought the new iPhone 6 that's all I use my Google Wallet every day at least 6 times a day whenever there is an NFC payment around the problem was Google never advertised Google Wallet it was never on TV it was never publicized like Apple pay is
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 6:07 AM 1
I haven't aeen Apple advertize apple pay other thank on they keynote seminars. I've seen my bank, grocery store, other banks and merchants advertize it. Never seen any of these places advertising Google wallet though. I guess Apple may be be first but does it right. Again.
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 3:49 PM 1
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My wife and I use Softcard (by American Express) for secure tap to pay with our Lumia 1520s. I can finally get snacks from the vending machine at work as it doesn't take my USAA MasterCard or any MasterCards. Kudos to Apple for actually getting their service advertised. I have yet to see a softcard commercial and the amount of NFC equipped Android and Windows Phone models out number the two iPhone models that have NFC payment abilities. Apple has always been the King of Marketing, for better or worse.
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 9:20 AM 1
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I'll not be embracing any mobile payment system. Any encryption can be decrypted. Anything exploitable will be exploited. This is just another vector of attack for the code crackers of the world. Some won't even do it for the money, some will just do it simply because they enjoy solving the puzzle. Plus... who in their right mind would trust anything "Skank of America" is advocating??? (They've earned that nickname for a reason.)
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 12:42 PM 2
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what about Google wallet ? since it has been around much longer than lame pay, I ment apple pay
posted on Jan 03, 2015, 12:06 AM 0
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The fact that you even have to ask, speaks volumes. You also misspelled "meant", and should've capitalized "what". Lame pay rocks!
posted on Jan 03, 2015, 8:23 AM 0
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