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.


source: Engadget

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19 Comments

1. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

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

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

8. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

2. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

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

4. TBomb

Posts: 1660; Member since: Dec 28, 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

7. celinedion

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 19, 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

14. celinedion

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 19, 2016

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

11. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

What if Your wallet stolen or the card is bending?

3. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

what if the card stolen?

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5748; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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

16. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

You pay more for your credt card. Duh!

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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

12. cc2400

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 21, 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"

17. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

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

13. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

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

15. gtrc11

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

yeah, they really need something different to compete.

18. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 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.

19. celinedion

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 19, 2016

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

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