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Samsung Pay IS Samsung Wallet

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by The_Chief, Jun 30, 2022.

  1. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    FYI if you use Samsung Pay, and go to the Galaxy Store to get updates and see Samsung Wallet there, do NOT uninstall it! I found out, seconds too late, that Samsung Pay is now Wallet... now I get to set up ALL my cards again!

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  2. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Expert

    I do not use Samsung pay at all :)
     
  3. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    Okay, good for you - since Big Tech is already spying on me (they know we just bought a 2nd freezer and a bunch of meat in bulk), I may as well take advantage of the convenience and rebates. Plus, it's fun when the cashier says, "oh, we're not set up for mobile payments" and I hold my phone to the terminal & it works...
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  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I've looked at Samsung Pay on my Note 20 Ultra. But the funding options seem rather limited, I can choose from either AliPay or WeChat Pay. I already use both of them for contactless payments. Both of which are linked to a single debit-card from my bank.

    The thing with Samsung Pay it requires NFC, most small places around here just don't have the necessary NFC equipped EPOS terminals to use it. Whereas AliPay or WeChat Pay, it's just done by scanning a printed QR code, often stuck on the wall in restaurants etc. Same thing with Apple Pay, that requires NFC as well.
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  5. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Extreme Android User

    The last two times I used Samsung Pay weren't memorable; in fact I stopped using contactless over the reaction:

    1. Rural gas station (had NFC capability but they didn't know apparently) I used my watch to pay, and they got angry, hit 'CANCEL' on their end (I saw the screen) and told me to get the **** out of their establishment as I was 'hacking' the system. Needless to say, I was quite upset.

    2. Lowe's. I was using their self scan, and since the Galaxy Watch S3 Classic had MST, I figured it'd work. It brought down their entire payment system for ALL registers. Took 5 minutes to reboot, and alongside angry customers backed up in other lines looking at me, and the manager getting on my case about it, I stopped and just swiped like a peasant.

    When you live where I do, trying to use the latest tech doesn't always work. There's stories on Reddit about those who get told to not use Samsung pay or NFC transactions by management since they don't get their money or something. Tons more assuming it's black magic (rural areas/technophobia are common), and many assuming outright that Apple Pay = Google/Samsung Pay.

    The closest I get today is Walmart and Kroger Pay, which I use on a tablet that's offline unless I'm in a store. At least those two are open to technology and not so afraid of it.

    Today, everyone uses chip'n Pin. You know, they stick a card in, wait like a minute plus, then it goes 'beep beep beep' like some master alarm from Top Gun, then they remove it. It's so slow, but that's about as new and open as the stores here get. I don't think I've ever seen anyone tap a watch or phone to pay without getting accosted much like I was.
     
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