Discover cards finally make their way to Samsung Pay

Discover cards finally make their way to Samsung Pay
When Samsung Pay was launched in 2015, a lot of card companies promised to support it in the near future. Among them was Discover, that said its cards will make their way to the platform by early 2016. Needless to say, they didn't.

However, the company has finally managed to make good on its promise, and Discover cardholders can now use their plastic with Samsung Pay. The support comes more than a year later than promised, but this is a good example of what “better late than never” means.

Samsung Pay is the only popular mobile payment system that employs both NFC, and MST technology. This allows it to have the edge over the competition, since not all retailers support NFC payments. The MST technology lets Samsung users use their mobile payment platform with regular credit and debit card readers, greatly improving their flexibility.

However, Samsung Pay is only available for the high-end smartphones of the same brand. However, it's expected that the feature will make its way to Samsung's mid-rangers in the near future.

via TheVerge



1. cogito

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

It's about time.

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I was gonna say the same thing. It's about frikkin time!!!! My Discover was getting lonely being the only card I have that I couldn't add to Samsung Pay. Wonder how many SP transactions, have there been?!

3. det_bradlee

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

I received an update for the Samsung Pay for Gear app last Thursday that stated "Discover support". I tried to add my card then, but it said the bank was not yet supported. Just tried again, and it works!!! Hooray!!

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