Anonymous, 02 Mar 2016It is already on samsung, HTC, LG, and BlackBerry devices if you have a CIBC credit card. I do... moreThink you're misunderstanding the technology.
Yes any phone with NFC can do wireless transactions via Google / Apple pay or credit card apps. I too use a CIBC credit card app for payments where NFC terminals are available.
This is MST technology that works with ANY magnetic strip machine terminals but is ONLY available on the latest Samsung phones due to the additional hardware inside.
HTC, LG Sony etc do NOT have the hardware to support this. Why would other manufacturers be capable of a payment system names after their competitor! Haha!
Logic Fairy, 02 Mar 2016Samsung Pay should've gone global already. It's the most revolutionary thing that happened to ... moreI know - I agree entirely
What ARE they playing at - just GET IT DONE Samsung
Logic Fairy, 02 Mar 2016He means that the phone that needs special hardware, that's why Samsung Pay is only available ... moreNo... I mean the machines in the store needs special hardware for Apple pay to work. Samsung pay works with all existing payment systems in every store.
FYI this article is talking about adoption, meaning usability. Not how many users use it.
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2016No... Samsung Pay doesn't need additional hardware like Apple pay. That's the reason. You can ... moreHe means that the phone that needs special hardware, that's why Samsung Pay is only available on the latest higher end Samsung phones.
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2016samsung pay adoption is growing much faster than apple pay did . because ... there are more ... moreNo... Samsung Pay doesn't need additional hardware like Apple pay. That's the reason. You can walk in any store that takes cards and pay with Samsung. You cant with Apple. the stores has to support Apple pay.
Cool, can't wait to try it out in the UK, as soon as Samsung see fit to launch it here that is.....
People with android all know how to work very on smartphones when something new out they know how to use it right away.. People with iPhone all they know play some easy games call text and email. Most of iPhone user are cheap people the reason they buy iPhone for resell easy and not to loose much money from iphone they not care about technology.
samsung pay adoption is growing much faster than apple pay did .
there are more samsung phones then apple.
Only thing missing is integrated loyalty cards. Then it can truly replace your wallet. And getting on to loyalty systems would actually be easier because you don't need to wait for a card to be delivered to you and stuff.
I'd say, one or two years for Samsung lay to really hit it off, and soon after that, if not during, we will get loyalty cards integrated into it.
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2016Wished Samsung/Google teamed up to make it the universal paying system for androidThey can't, because Samsung Pay uses special hardware that no one else has. But I think Samsung has been thinking about expanding it to other phones, but again, they'll need the hardware which makes it difficult.
Wished Samsung/Google teamed up to make it the universal paying system for android
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2016maybe samsung smartphone selling better and iphone selling flopbecause iphone is too expensive
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2016Maybe because Samsung Pay works everywhere whereas Apple Pay doesn't.maybe samsung smartphone selling better
and iphone selling flop
Samsung Pay should've gone global already. It's the most revolutionary thing that happened to money since money.
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2016Maybe because Samsung Pay works everywhere whereas Apple Pay doesn't.Duh. It is as easy as understanding Apple is just a small fruit while Samsung is the entire Galaxy. So, Samsung Pay is the most "universal" mobile payment method.