Poll results: Do you even mobile payments? (Apple Pay/Android Pay/Samsung Pay)
posted by Chris P. / Jan 26, 2016, 2:49 AM
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what the big boys in the smartphone industry—Apple, Google, Samsung—are doing lately, you'd think that another rather outdated piece of technology is on its way out: credit and debit cards.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:
Do you make use of mobile payments? (Apple Pay/Android Pay/Samsung Pay)
(USA) Yes, Apple Pay
(USA) Yes, Android Pay
(USA) Yes, Samsung Pay
(NON-USA) Yes, Apple Pay
(NON-USA) Yes, Android Pay
(NON-USA) Yes, Samsung Pay
I don't use any of them here in NZ. ANZ bank have their own android contactless payment system..
posted on Jan 26, 2016, 3:31 AM 1
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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 Jan 26, 2016, 11:12 AM 0
Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 04, 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 Jan 26, 2016, 3:35 AM 1
Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 04, 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 Jan 26, 2016, 3:40 AM 0
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"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 Jan 26, 2016, 3:56 AM 3
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 Jan 26, 2016, 4:53 AM 1
Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 28, 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 Jan 26, 2016, 8:00 AM 0
Posts: 524; Member since: Jun 05, 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 Jan 26, 2016, 12:48 PM 0
Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 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 Jan 26, 2016, 5:00 PM 0
Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 20, 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 Jan 26, 2016, 7:16 PM 0
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