Samsung Pay finally lands on Verizon

Samsung Pay finally lands on Verizon
Late last week, Verizon subscribers who rocked a Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, S6 edge+, or Galaxy Note5, were treated to an update that, besides bringing Stagefright fixes, also enabled support for Samsung Pay. The final piece of the puzzle, the Samsung Pay app itself, was published earlier by Samsung in the Play Store.

After what appears to be a successful trial in South Korea, Samsung Pay landed in the United States on September 28. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint all offered support for Samsung's payment platform since day one, with Verizon subscribers missing out on it for the time being. Now that Samsung Pay finally became usable by Verizon customers, the platform is now supported by all four major carriers in the US, an important milestone for any mobile payment platform.

One big advantage that Samsung Pay holds over competing products such as Android Pay or Apple Pay is compatibility with both NFC as well as magnetic secure transactions (MST) payment terminals. While NFC terminal adoption is snowballing, MST payments are accepted by 90% of all retailers on the globe. Here's a promotional video that demonstrates how easy it is to use Samsung Pay with magnetic-based terminals:



Although Samsung Pay seems to have solved compatibility problems on the retailer and carrier ends, at the moment, the payment platform is not doing very well in terms of partner banks. At the moment, Samsung Pay only works with debit/credit cards from the Bank of America, Citi, U.S. Bank, or Synchrony Financial.

If you're using one of the supported Samsung smartphones on Verizon's network, hit the source link below to download the Samsung Pay app from the Play Store.


source: Samsung Pay

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6 Comments

1. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Wow, finally. Now Sammy can pay the s-hills via Samsung Pay.

2. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Yep, just got paid 10k. I made money with Android.

3. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sore wooly rump because Samsung (again) did it better than Apple?

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple has the advantage of having enrolled more banks. Samsung needs this too. But ev r n with less banks, I still get more usage. I used Samsung Pay with my AMEX, android pay with my other cards. I'm happy. I guess iPhone users can use Android Pay too.

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Are you jealous? Samsung Pay has worked everywhere I've used it. Apple Pay and Androido dont. I love getting the looks, getting asked questions and a few times watch people try to use Apple Pay in a co I please places nad it didn't work. I come right behind and mine did. I was asked what phone I was using. I said the latest Samsung. I don't have to work about where it does or does work. Because it's only 2 places to doesnt...ATM and GAS PUMPS.

6. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I've only used it once since it just started working for me on Monday but I'm definitely looking forward to those opportunities! Have you been to a restaurant since using it? If so, did you just use a card or actually go up to their machine and use Samsung Pay? I doubt many people will hand their phone to the bartender/waiter in that situation.

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